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Samsung 59th Festival of Sport Commences

26.02.2016

The Samsung 59th Festival of Sport Opening Ceremony was officially launched today (28 March 2016) at Sha Tin Town Hall Plaza to kick-off the annual mega sports programme with around 80 events organized by the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China, (Federation), subvented by Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) and sponsored by Samsung Electronics H.K. Company, Limited.

Mr. Timothy FOK, GBS, JP, President of the Federation, Ms. Michelle LI, JP, Director of Leisure & Cultural Services, Mr. Lawrence CHOW, Chief Marketing Officer, Samsung Electronics H.K. Company, Limited, Mr. Karl KWOK, MH, Chairman of the Samsung 59th FOS Organizing Committee, Ms. CHAN Ah King, Deputy Director General of the Publicity, Culture and Sports Department of Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the HKSAR, Mr. Raymond FAN, JP, Deputy Director (Leisure Services) of LCSD, Mr. Ronnie WONG, JP, Hon. Secretary General of the Federation, The Hon MA Fung-kwok, SBS, JP, Member of the Legislative Council, Mr. HO Hau Cheung, BBS, MH, Chairman of Shatin District Council and Mr. PANG Cheung Wai, Thomas, SBS, JP, Vice Chairman of Shatin District Council officiated at Opening Ceremony to kick-off the FOS this year.  To enlighten the Ceremony, the Federation invited the Ambassadors of Samsung 59th FOS, Ms. Jamie WONG Wan Yiu (Cycling), Ms. Angel WONG Hiu Ying (Gymnastics), Mr. LEE Ka Wai (Karate) and Mr. CHENG Kwok Fai (Windsurfing) to demonstrate physical exercise with the public and promote “Sport for All” message to the public.

With positive response from the public, a four-day Opening Programme was organized from 27 February to 1 March 2016 to encourage active participation of the public to have a foretaste of different kind of sports.  The Programme included sports demonstration and trials presented from 27 to 28 February 2016 as well as the exhibition of the “Festival of Sport” and “Road to Rio” held from 27 February to 1 March 2016.

The Samsung 59th FOS will be held throughout March to June 2016, more than 60 Sports Associations will organize around 80 diversified sports events suitable for the public in all ages to promote “Sport for All”.  Also, the “Sport for All” Photo Contest will be held again this year.  All Hong Kong citizens are welcomed to join the contest to win fabulous prizes sponsored by Samsung. This year, the 59th FOS was glad to be included as one of the events of the “Appreciate Hong Kong” campaign held by the HKSAR Government to instil positive energy to Hong Kong people for building a better community.

For details, please visit the Samsung 59th FOS website at http://fos.hkolympic.org and give a “Like” on the “Festival of Sport” Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/sfocfos or, refer to the Samsung 59th FOS programme booklets which are now available at the Secretariat of the Federation, LCSD Sports Centres, and 18 LCSD District Offices.

The Federation would like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt appreciation to Samsung Electronics H.K. Company, Limited, the Title Sponsor; Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the Subvented Organization; FILA Marketing (Hong Kong) Limited, the Official Sports Apparel Partner; New World Development Company Limited, the Principal Official Partner; Bonaqua Mineralized Water and Ming Pao Newspapers Limited, the Media Partner as well as all Sports Associations for their staunch support in the Samsung 59th FOS.

Issued by : Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China

Date         : 28 February 2016

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“Appreciate Hong Kong” Campaign

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