Jointly organized by the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (Federation) and the Hong Kong Sports Institute Limited (HKSI), the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Olympism Camp was held on 11 February 2014 at the Tai Tam Scout Centre, Tai Tam Road. Officiating guests including Mr. Johnathan McKINLEY, Deputy Secretary (Recreation and Sport) of Home Affairs Bureau, Dr. Trisha LEAHY, Chief Executive of HKSI and Prof. LEUNG Mee Lee, Hon. Deputy Secretary General of SF&OC cum Director of Studies of Hong Kong Olympic Academy.
Prof. LEUNG expressed that the Olympism Camp provides a valuable opportunity in a camp environment for the elite athletes to experience the value of Olympism and professionalism by presenting the Olympic motto “Citius, Altius and Fortius” in their athletic life. Through the education of Olympism and Olympic values, athletes will not only uplift their self-value and self-identity being an elite athlete, but also bring positive influence to their entourage and the community.
The 3-day residential Camp, taking place from 11-13 February 2014, attracted 30 serving athletes from 12 elite sports to participate. The participating athletes will be equipped with the knowledge about Hong Kong’s sports structure, sports nutrition and psychology, anti-doping, media relation through various lectures, games and presentations. In addition, athletes will also inculcated with the core values of Olympism including “Excellence, Respect and Friendship” through tailor-made team-building activities.
The Olympism Camp is one of the highlighted events organized by the Federation in promoting Olympism and Olympic values, aimed at inculcating athletes the core values of Olympism and further assimilating them into their daily lives. The first Olympism Camp, held on 20-22 February 2013, was concluded with positive responses from all the parties concerned including athletes, coaches, respective NSAs and representatives of Home Affairs Bureau.
The Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
The Office of Hong Kong Athletes Career and Education Programme
11 February 2014