12 January 2014, Hong Kong: The Public Voting Announcement Press Conference of “Samsung 2013 Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards” (Awards) was held at Times Square, Causeway Bay today (12 January 2014), to kick off the period for the public to vote for their favourite athletes or team. The Awards supported by Samsung Electronics H.K. Company, Limited as the Title Sponsor, is organized by the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (the Federation) and subvented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. Mr. PANG Chung, SBS, BBS, Hon. Secretary General of the Federation, Mr. Lawrence CHOW, Chief Marketing Officer, Samsung Electronics H.K. Company, Limited, Miss Olivia CHAN Yeuk Oi, JP, Assistant Director (Leisure Services), Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Ms. Vivien C.C. LAU, BBS, JP, Vice President of the Federation as well as Chairperson of the Samsung 2013 Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards Organizing Committee, together with nominated athletes and teams for this year’s Awards were present to support this annual prestigious mega sports event in Hong Kong.
This year, the Federation received a total of 126 nominations from 46 National Sports Associations competing for the six awards categories, of which four categories would be opened for public voting, namely the “Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards”, “Hong Kong Junior Sports Stars Awards”, “Hong Kong Sports Stars Award for Team Only Sport”, and “Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards for Team Event”. In particular, the athlete who gets the highest votes among the eight winners of the “Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards” would be awarded the “Samsung Best of the Best Hong Kong Sports Stars Award”. The results of these Awards would be announced in the Awards Presentation Ceremony on 13 March 2014 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The public could visit the official website at http://sportstar2013.hkolympic.org/ from now until 12 February 2014 to cast their votes. Each voter would automatically enter into the lucky draw and have a chance to win prizes, including products sponsored by Samsung, round trip air tickets from Hong Kong to Seoul sponsored by Korean Air or Hampers sponsored by P&G with a total value over HK$60,000 (Trade Promotion Competition License no.: 42418, 42419).
Lastly, the Federation would like to take this opportunity to express its heartfelt gratitude to the following organizations for their staunch support, including Samsung Electronics H.K. Company, Limited being the Title Sponsor, Subvented Organization Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Silver Sponsor Shun Hing Education and Charity Fund, Media Partner Ming Pao Newspapers Limited, Principal Official Partner New World Development Company Limited and Official Partners Korean Air and P&G Hong Kong Ltd.
Public Voting Website: http://sportstar2013.hkolympic.org/publicVoting/details
Issued by: Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
Date: 12 January 2014