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Presentation Ceremony of SF&OC Incentive Awards & Junior Incentive Awards 2015 President Impressed with Development of Junior Athletes and Delighted with New Generation of Athletes to Rio Olympics

17.06.2016

In recognition of the outstanding performance and achievements of Hong Kong athletes in Multi-sports Games and World / Asian Championships, the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (SF&OC) presents cash incentives from its savings to its Member Associations each year.  The Presentation Ceremony of SF&OC Incentive Awards & Junior Incentive Awards 2015 was held today (17 June 2016) at the Olympic House.  Mr. Timothy FOK, GBS, JP, SF&OC President and         Mr. Tony YUE, MH, JP, Chairman of the Incentive Awards Committee officiated at the Ceremony and the Hon MA Fung-kwok, SBS, JP, Member of the Legislative Council presented the awards. 

 

During his speech, Mr. Timothy FOK, IOC Member cum SF&OC President, commended the performance of junior athletes in particular, “It is pleased to note from recent sports news that the up-and-coming athletes of Hong Kong is capable to compete with the world’s top athletes, which serves to prove that Hong Kong is doing an excellent job in training junior athletes.”  He believed that this was due to the funding from the HKSAR Government, commercial sponsorship, as well as the assiduous efforts of National Sports Associations in discovering and training potential athletes.  Owing to these sources of support, Hong Kong junior athletes were able to realize their dreams in international competitions. 

 

Commenting on the approaching Rio 2016 Olympics, Mr. FOK expressed his delight to see a new generation of athletes qualifying for the Olympics.  He observed that around 80% of these athletes would be first-timers at the Olympics.  He hoped to see Hong Kong citizens watching the Games and cheering for Hong Kong athletes this August.  In wrapping up, he expressed a wish of lighting the metaphorical “Olympic flame” in Hong Kong, to pass on the Olympic spirit, and to inspire the younger generation.

 

For this edition of the awards, a total sum of HK$999,218, including HK$644,508 for Incentive Awards, and HK$354,710 for Junior Incentive Awards was granted to 35 Member Associations with details as follows:

 

Incentive Awards 2015

1.          Hong Kong Wushu Union (Recipient of the Maximum Award Amount of $100,000)

2.          Health Qigong Association of Hong Kong, China (First Time Awardee)

3.          Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association

4.          Hong Kong Badminton Association

5.          Hong Kong Billiard Sports Control Council

6.          Hong Kong Chinese Chess Association

7.          The Cycling Association of Hong Kong, China

8.          Hong Kong DanceSport Association

9.          Hong Kong China Dragon Boat Association

10.      Hong Kong Fencing Association

11.      Hong Kong Golf Association

12.      The Gymnastics Association of Hong Kong, China

13.      Handball Association of Hong Kong, China

14.      Hong Kong Paralympic Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled

15.      Hong Kong Sports Association for Persons with Intellectual Disability

16.      The Karatedo Federation of Hong Kong, China

17.      Hong Kong Lawn Bowls Association

18.      China Hong Kong Mountaineering and Climbing Union

19.      Hong Kong Muay Thai Association

20.      Hong Kong Federation of Roller Sports

21.      Hong Kong, China Rowing Association

22.      Hong Kong Rugby Union

23.      Hong Kong Shuttlecock Association

24.      Hong Kong Skating Union

25.      Hong Kong Squash

26.      Hong Kong Table Tennis Association

27.      Hong Kong Tenpin Bowling Congress

28.      Hong Kong Triathlon Association

29.      Hong Kong Woodball Association

(listed in Alphabetical Order)

 

Junior Incentive Awards 2015

1.          Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association (Recipient of Maximum Award Amount of $60,000)

2.          Hong Kong China Korfball Association (First Time Awardee)

3.          Hong Kong Archery Association

4.          Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association

5.          Hong Kong Badminton Association

6.          Hong Kong Basketball Association

7.          Hong Kong Billiard Sports Control Council

8.          The Cycling Association of Hong Kong, China

9.          Hong Kong Fencing Association

10.      Hong Kong Netball Association

11.      Hong Kong Federation of Roller Sports Limited

12.      Hong Kong, China Rowing Association

13.      Hong Kong Rugby Union

14.      Hong Kong Sailing Federation

15.      Hong Kong Skating Union

16.      Hong Kong Squash

17.      Hong Kong Table Tennis Association

18.      Hong Kong Triathlon Association

19.      Hong Kong Wushu Union

(listed in Alphabetical Order)

 

 

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

Date: 17 June 2016