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Establishment of the Hall of Fame of the Sports Federation of Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China

22.06.2018

In recognition of the contributions of outstanding sports personalities such as leaders, athletes, coaches, officials in Hong Kong, the SF&OC Hall of Fame was decided to be established this year (in 2018) in the 2/F of the Olympic House.

On the occasion of the Opening Ceremony of the15th ASFAA Congress on 22 June 2018, the Unveiling Ceremony of the Hall of Fame followed right after it.  Mr. Timothy FOK, GBS, JP, the President of SF&OC unveiled the Hall of Fame and announced the two inaugurate inductees are: The Hon Arnaldo de Oliveira SALES, GBM, JP and Dr. the Hon Henry FOK Ying Tung, GBM. 

The Hon Arnaldo de Oliveira SALES, GBM, JP was the President of the SF&OC from 1967 to 1998.  He was also the first chairman of the former Urban Council.  Under his leadership, Hong Kong athletes gradually figured in many international multi-sports games such as Commonwealth Games, Olympic Games, Asian Games.

Dr. the Hon Henry FOK Ying Tung, GBM has a great enthusiasm about football.  He played an important role in Hong Kong football over the decades of 1970s to 1990s.  He was the President of Hong Kong Football Association from 1970 to 1997 and Executive Committee Member of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) from 1974 to 1996 as well. 

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

Date:               22 June 2018