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SF&OC Hosted Dinner Reception for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Mainland Outstanding Olympians Delegation!

28.08.2016

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games Mainland Outstanding Olympians Delegation (the Delegation) consisting of 45 medallists and outstanding athletes as well as 19 coaches and officials visited Hong Kong from 27-29 August 2016.  On the evening of the second day of their visit, the Delegation attended the Dinner Reception hosted by the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (the Federation) at Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong.   

Mr. LIU Peng, the Minister of the General Administration of Sport of China cum Chef de Mission of the Delegation and Mr. Timothy T. T. FOK, GBS, JP, President of the Federation delivered a speech respectively at the reception.  Other distinguished guests included Mr. YANG Jian, Deputy Director of Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Hon. LAU Kong Wah, JP, Secretary for Home Affairs, Ms. LI Mei Sheung, Michelle, JP, Director of Leisure and Cultural Services and Mr. YEUNG Tak Keung, JP, Commissioner for Sports of Home Affairs Bureau.  The Rio 2016 Olympic Games Hong Kong, China Delegation members were also present at the Dinner Reception.

Mr. Timothy T. T. FOK, GBS, JP, President of the Federation, congratulated the Chinese athletes on their admirable performances in winning 70 medals including 26 gold medals at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. He expressed his heartfelt appreciation for the Delegation’s three-day visit to Hong Kong, allowing the Hong Kong citizen to have a chance to watch the Gold Medallists in action at the same time sharing their joy and pride.  He hoped that Hong Kong would continue to maintain a close relationship with Mainland in the future to facilitate the development of elite sports to enable our athletes to strive for excellence in the international arena.

Taking this opportunity, the Federation would like to express our sincerest gratitude to Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government; and the Chinese Olympic Committee for arranging the three-day visit to Hong Kong.  Last but not least, the Federation would like to convey our appreciation to the sponsors for their generous support to this Dinner Reception, including main sponsor Mr. Martin K. S. LEE, Vice Chairman of Henderson Land Development Group, other sponsors Shun Tak Holdings Limited, FILA Marketing (Hong Kong) Limited, Shun Hing Group and Kee Wah Bakery Limited.

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

Issued Date: 28 August 2016