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2017 Olympic Day was Concluded Successfully!

18.06.2017

2017 Olympic Day was concluded successfully at Ocean Park Hong Kong today. Since 1987, the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (the Federation) organized the Olympic Day annually to celebrate the establishment of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Besides, 2017 Olympic Day is also an event to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Officiating guests included Mr. Timothy T.T. FOK, GBS, JP, President of the Federation, Ms. Michelle LI, JP, Director of Leisure and Culture Services, Leisure and Culture Services Department and Miss ZHAO Yiyin, Vice President & Head of IT and Mobile Communication Business of Samsung Electronics H. K. Company, Limited. In addition, The Hon MA Fung Kwok, SBS, JP, Legislative Councilor, Mr. YEUNG Tak Keung, JP, Commissioner for Sports, Mr. Leo KUNG, BBS, JP, Chairman of Ocean Park Hong Kong, Mr. Matthias LI, Chief Executive of Ocean Park Hong Kong, Elected Officers of the Federation and representatives of the event sponsors were also present for the Kick-off Ceremony and Event Ceremony respectively.

A new event format was launched for 2017 Olympic Day to promote Olympism to bring an unforgettable experience to all participants. Activities before Park’s opening included Olympic Fun Adventure (Orienteering event) and Family Run. Besides the enthusiastic responses from the public, our National Sports Associations, government departments and sponsors had formed 108 teams to participate in the activities. After that, 2017 Olympic Day Event Ceremony was held at the Ocean Theatre, whereas Olympians LEE Yuen Yin (Rowing), CHENG Chun Leung, Michael (Windsurfing), Stephanie AU Hoi Shun (Swimming) and KONG Man-yi, Yvette (Swimming) were invited to share their sporting experience with the participants and to promote Olympism.

 

At the end of the event ceremony, a lucky draw was taken place with Samsung Electronics H.K. Company Limited giving out Samsung wireless communication products, Ocean Park Hong Kong presented multi-sets of Daytime Admission Tickets and Play House presented North Point Monthly Pass as prizes, with a total value of around HK$120,000 (Trade Promotion Competition Licence no.: 48818). In addition, participants could also enjoy the animal presentation, Ocean Wonders, with Olympic elements afterwards. Athletics athlete Cecilia YEUNG Man Wai interacted with the sea lions from Southern California.

To implement the theme of Olympic Day “Move, Learn and Discover” to the public, sports related game booths and sports trials were arranged throughout the day for all Park guests to experience new sports and to learn more about the Olympic Movement. In the afternoon, sports demonstrations, i.e. Cycle Ball, Artistic Football, Skateboard, were also arranged. Participants brought their friends and families to the Park, to enjoy the fun of sports and to have a healthy and enjoyable Father’s Day together.

The Federation would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to the Subventing Organization - Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Assisting Organizations - Orienteering Association of Hong Kong and Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong. Appreciation also goes to the Gold Sponsor - Samsung Electronics H.K. Company, Limited; Silver Sponsor - Shun Hing Group; Venue Sponsor - Ocean Park Hong Kong; Official Sports Apparel Partner - FILA Marketing (Hong Kong) Limited; Principal Partner - New World Development Company Limited; Official Drink - Bonaqua Mineralized Water and Supporting Partner – Play House, for their generous support to the event.

Issued by:       Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
Date:              18 June 2017