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Samsung 61st Festival of Sport Commences


Organized by the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (the Federation), subvented by Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) and sponsored by Samsung Electronics H.K. Company, Limited, the annual mega sport event - Samsung 61st Festival of Sport (FOS) Opening Ceremony was successfully held today (7 April) at the Kowloon Park.

Mr. Timothy T. T. FOK, GBS, JP, President of the Federation, Ms. Michelle LI, JP, Director of Leisure & Cultural Services, Ms. Paulona CHEUNG, Head of Marketing / Director of Information Technology and Mobile Communications Business of Samsung Electronics H. K. Company, Limited, Mr. Karl C. KWOK, MH, Chairperson of Festival of Sport Organizing Committee, Mr. TONG Wai Lun, BBS, JP, Vice-Chairperson of Festival of Sport Organizing Committee, Mr. IP Ngo Tung, Chris, JP, Chairman of the Yau Tsim Mong District Council, Mr. Ronnie M. C. WONG, JP, Hon. Secretary General of the Federation and Ms. LEE Bik Sai, Deputy Director of Leisure & Cultural Services (Leisure Services) officiated the Opening Ceremony to celebrate the commencement of FOS this year. The Ambassadors of Samsung 61st FOS, including Ms. YEUNG Man Wai (Athletics), Mr. FONG Shing Yee (Basketball) and Mr. LEE Harry Hau Yin (Skating) were invited to share their sporting experience and to promote the “Sport for All” message to the public.

President FOK said in the speech, “‘Sport for All’ has always been one of the Goals of the Federation. Through the positive images of the FOS Ambassadors and outstanding performances by the Hong Kong Athletes, public are being motivated to enjoy sport not only by watching but also by practicing.” He hopes people can find out which sport they are interested in through this Carnival and subsequently develop a healthy lifestyle.

The Samsung 61st Festival of Sport is held during April to May this year. The 2-day FOS Carnival cum Opening Ceremony held at the Kowloon Park to kick off the event. The programme of the Carnival not only included Sports Trial and Demonstration, but also Workshops, Seminars and Exhibition of Olympic Movement in Hong Kong. All activities aimed at encouraging active participation of the public for free to have a foretaste of different sports. “Sport for All” Photo Contest is also held during the Carnival and photography fans are encouraged to capture exciting moments in the event. In addition, two sessions of Lucky Draw with a total prize value amount of HK$ 180,000 will be held to enhance the atmosphere of the event. (Trade Promotion Competition License Number: 50069, 50070)

The Federation would like to take this opportunity to express its heartfelt appreciation to Samsung Electronics H.K. Company, Limited, the Title Sponsor; Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the Subvented Organization; Yau Tsim Mong District Council, the Co-organizer; FILA Marketing (Hong Kong) Limited, the Official Sports Apparel Partner; New World Development Company Limited, the Principal Partner; Fitness First (Hong Kong) Limited, the Official Sponsor; Bonaqua Mineralized Water, the Official Water; FACE Family Shooting, the Official Partner; Ming Pao Newspapers Limited, the Media Partner and Supporting Organizations including Kee Wah Bakery Limited and China Travel Service (Hong Kong) Limited, as well as all Sports Associations for their staunch support in the Samsung 61st FOS.

About Samsung 61st Festival of Sport

The FOS is one of the Mega Sport Events organized by the Federation to promote the concept of “Sport for All” and this year is the 61st edition of the event. Throughout April to May 2018, around 80 diversified sports events suitable for the public in all ages are ongoing with more than 60 Sports Associations’ co-organization, aiming to encourage Hon Kong people to participate in sports activity and develop a healthy lifestyle.

For details, please visit the Samsung 61st FOS website at and give a “Like” on the “Festival of Sport” Facebook page at or refer to the Samsung 61st FOS programme booklets which are available at the Secretariat of the Federation.

Issued by         : Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
Date                : 7 April 2018