The Flag Presentation Ceremony for the Hong Kong, China Delegation to Sapporo 2017 Asian Winter Games (AWG) was held at Jockey Club Lecture Theatre, 2/F, Olympic House today.
The Federation is honored to have Mr. LAU Kong-wah, JP, Secretary for Home Affairs, witnessed by Mr. YEUNG Tak Keung, JP, Commissioner for Sports of Home Affairs Bureau and Mr. Raymond W. M. FAN, JP, Deputy Director of Leisure & Cultural Services Department, accompanied by Mr. Kuninori MATSUDA, Ambassador and Consul-General and Mr. Masaru IGAWAHARA, Deputy Consul-General of Japan in Hong Kong, to present the HKSAR Flag to Mr. Timothy T. T. FOK, GBS, JP, President of Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (SF&OC), Mr. Ronnie M. C. WONG, JP, Hon. Secretary General of SF&OC and Dr. T. Brian STEVENSON, SBS, JP, Chef de Mission of Hong Kong, China Delegation to the Sapporo 2017 AWG. The Ceremony remarked the blessing and support from all guests and the Hong Kong people to the Delegation.
The 8th AWG will be hosted in Sapporo and Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan on 19-26 February 2017. Athletes and officials from 31 countries and regions are expected to come together to showcase a variety of winter sports. A total of 78 delegation members including 50 athletes will represent Hong Kong to compete in 2 sports, namely Ice Hockey and Skating (Figure Skating and Short Track Speed Skating). The number of both athletes and events increased when compared to previous AWG. In addition, it is the first time for our Women’s Team of Ice Hockey to participate in the Games.
To support our Delegation and at meantime promote winter sports to the public, a dedicated web page for Hong Kong, China Delegation to Sapporo 2017 AWG has been developed for sharing the Games’ information and competition results of the Delegation. For details, please visit our official website at http://2017awg.hkolympic.org . Besides, Games information can also be found through our mobile App namely “SFOC” for both Andriod and iOS version.
To conclude, the Federation would like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt thanks to all the supporting organizations and sponsors, including Home Affairs Bureau, Leisure and Cultural Services Department, FILA Marketing (Hong Kong) Limited and Kee Wah Bakery Limited.
Issued by: Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
Date: 7 February 2017
Appendix: List of Hong Kong, China Delegation to Sapporo 2017 AWG