An Event Announcement Press Conference was organized by the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (Federation) today announcing that 2017 Olympic Day will be held at Ocean Park Hong Kong (Park) for the first time on 18 June 2017. Mr. Timothy T. T. FOK, GBS, JP, President of the Federation, Mr. Matthias LI, Chief Executive of Ocean Park Hong Kong, Mr. Tony K. L. YUE, BBS, JP, Chairperson of Olympic Day Organizing Committee cum Vice President of the Federation and Mr. Ronnie M. C. WONG, JP, Hon. Secretary General of the Federation, were the officiating VIPs of the Press Conference.
Under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Olympic Day is an annual spectacular event in Hong Kong organized by the Federation to celebrate the establishment of the IOC, 2017 Olympic Day is also an event to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. In addition, the purpose of the event is to encourage the community to have a better understanding of Olympism and Olympic values, to undertake regular physical activity, to promote the concept of “Sport for All”, and also to implement the theme of Olympic Day, “Move, Learn and Discover”.
An orienteering event will be held at the Park during the Olympic Day and participants have to explore the control points set inside the Park with the map provided. The Federation hopes that this new event will bring an unforgettable experience to the participants. Besides, in response to IOC’s initiative, the Federation will specially organize a sports carnival by combining the elements of Family Run, booths and sports demonstration. Participants are welcomed to bring their friends and families to the Park, to enjoy the fun of sports and to have a healthy and enjoyable Father’s Day together! Online registration will commence at late April and the application deadline will be on 12 May 2017.
Lastly, the Federation would like to express its heartfelt appreciation to the Subventing Organization - Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Assisting Organization - Orienteering Association of Hong Kong and Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong; Gold Sponsor - Samsung Electronics H.K. Company, Limited; Venue Sponsor - Ocean Park Hong Kong and Official Sports Apparel Partner - FILA Marketing (Hong Kong) Limited.
Issued by: Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
Date: 20 April 2017