The Welcome Home Reception for the Hong Kong, China Delegation to the Tianjin 6th East Asian Games (EAG) cum the Olympic Family Get-together Party were concluded successfully at the Harbour Grand Hong Kong today (18 December 2013).
Hong Kong sent 303 athletes to the Games participating in 23 sports, namely Aquatics (Swimming/Diving), Athletics, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cycling, DanceSport, Dragon Boat, Fencing, Football, Gymnastics, Hockey, Judo, Karatedo, Shooting, Squash, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Volleyball, Weightlifting and Wushu which was held from 6 to 15 October 2013 in Tianjin, China.
The Hong Kong Delegation returned with triumphant results by attaining 56 medals, including 10 Gold, 16 Silver and 30 Bronze in the 12 sports events, ranked 5th in the medal tally. Medallists of the 6th EAG are listed at Annex. At the Reception, the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (the Federation) was honoured to have invited The Hon. TSANG Tak Sing, GBS, JP, Secretary for Home Affairs of Home Affairs Bureau, Mr. Timothy T.T. FOK, GBS, JP, President of the Federation, Mr. PANG Chung, SBS, BBS, Hon. Secretary General of the Federation and Mr. Kenneth K.K. FOK, Chef de Mission of the Hong Kong, China Delegation to the Tianjin 6th EAG to present souvenirs to the medallists who won laurels in the EAG, as an encouragement to keep striving for excellence and gave them blessings to create new milestone in their sporting career in the future.
Taking the opportunity of the joyful Christmas, the Olympic Family Get-together Party was organized after the Welcome Home Reception on the same day. The Federation has the pleasure to arrange handbell performance and a prize giving session with the support from all sponsors including Air China Development Corporation (HK) Ltd, FILA Marketing (Hong Kong) Limited, Hopewell Holdings Ltd., Kent & Curwen, MetroPark Hotel Causeway Bay Hong Kong, MTR Corporation Limited, Procter & Gamble Hong Kong Ltd., Samsung Electronics HK Co., Ltd and Shun Hing Group.
Finally, the Federation would like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt appreciation to the Home Affairs Bureau, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department for their staunch support, FILA Marketing (Hong Kong) Limited for providing the official sports uniform, Kent & Curwen for providing the official formal uniform and Air China Development Corporation (HK) Ltd in sponsoring the air tickets to Tianjin.
Issued by: Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
Date: 18 December 2013