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Welcome Home Reception for the Hong Kong, China Delegation to the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games

03/09/2014

The 33-strong Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Hong Kong, China Delegation including 18 athletes feted at a Welcome Home Reception on 3 September 2014 at Government House.

The reception officiated by The Hon. C. Y. Leung, GBM, GBS, JP, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, The Hon. Tsang Tak Sing, GBS, JP, Secretary for Home Affairs of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, and Mr. Timothy T. T. Fok, GBS, JP, President of the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China cum International Olympic Committee Member. 

Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Young Ambassador Stephanie Au Hoi-shun also attended the reception as the mistress of ceremony.

Hong Kong finished with an outstanding haul of two gold medals, four silvers medals, and one bronze medal surpassing the two silver medals won in the inaugural Games in Singapore four years ago.

The two gold medals were won by Ng Tsz Yau who partnered a Malaysian in the mixed doubles in badminton while the men’s fencing team of Albert Chien Kei Hsu and Ryan Choi Chun Yin won in the mixed event partnering Japanese and Korean athletes. Siobhan Bernadette Haughey who won a silver medal in the women’s 100 metres freestyle event as well as she broke the Hong Kong record in the 200M individual medley with her time of two minutes 13.21 seconds and granted another silver medal was in the limelight. Apart from Haughey’s medals, Hong Kong fencer Ryan Choi Chun Yin won a silver medal in the men’s foil event while Doo Hoi Kem won a silver in the women’s singles in table tennis. She also won a bronze in the mixed team event alongside Hung Ka Tak. 

“It is a remarkable achievement by our athletes who are returning home with seven medals,” said proud Mr. Timothy T. T. Fok. “Their success has enhanced Hong Kong’s status as an Asian vibrant city.” Mr. Timothy T. T. Fok thanked The Hon. Tsang Tak Sing, Secretary for Home Affairs for visiting Nanjing and taking the time to encourage the Hong Kong Delegation. “The Federation will continue to promote cooperation between the Government and the local sports sector to develop sports. We are confident that we will achieve even more success in international multi-sports Games,” Mr. Timothy T. T. Fok said. 

Fok added, “My heartfelt congratulations to the Delegation and wishing our athletes continuous success at the forthcoming Asian Games in Incheon this month.” 

The Federation would like to express its heartfelt gratitude to Home Affairs Bureau for its unfailing support. Special thanks should also go to FILA Marketing (Hong Kong) Limited and Kee Wah Bakery for their sponsorship to the Delegation.

 

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

Issue Date:   3 September 2014

Hong Kong, China Delegation participated in the Closing Ceremony of the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games

28/08/2014

Teenage swimmer Siobhan Bernadette Haughey was given the proud honour of carrying the Bauhinia Flag at the Closing Ceremony at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, Thursday.

Leading the way was Haughey, one the fastest rising young stars in Hong Kong, who also excelled as she broke the Hong Kong record in the 200M individual medley with her time of two minutes 13.21 seconds and granted a silver medal. 

Haughey who won a silver medal in the womens 100 metres freestyle event was in the limelight as she proudly represented Hong Kong at a colourful closing ceremony which brought to an end the second edition of the Youth Olympics which was attended by more than 6,000 athletes and officials.  Young Ambassador Stephanie Au Hoi-shun and other Delegation members also attended the ceremony.

The Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games were officially closed by International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach.  In the Ceremony, the stadium had been turned into a group of flag bearers march in together rather than one by one.  Six athletes, who represent different continents, presented the bouquet to volunteers of Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee.

Hong Kong finished with an outstanding haul of two gold medals, four silvers and one bronze medal surpassing the two silvers won in the inaugural Games in Singapore four years ago.

The two gold medals were won by Ng Tsz Yau who partnered a Malaysian in the mixed doubles in badminton while the mens fencing team of Albert Chien Kei Hsu and Ryan Choi Chun Yin won in the mixed event partnering Japanese and Korean athletes.

Apart from Haugheys medals, Hong Kong fencer Ryan Choi Chun Yin won a silver medal in the mens foil event while Doo Hoi Kem won a silver in the womens singles in table tennis. She also won a bronze in the mixed team event alongside Hung Ka Tak.

The 33-strong delegation including 18 athletes, will be feted at a Welcome Home Reception on September 3 at Government House.

The Federation would like to express its heartfelt gratitude to Home Affairs Bureau and Leisure and Cultural Services Department for their staunch support. Special thanks should also go to FILA Marketing (Hong Kong) Limited for its sponsorship of official sports uniform and Kee Wah Bakery for its sponsorship of bakery gift set to the Delegations.

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

Date: 28 August 2014

 

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A good start of Hong Kong, China Delegation in the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games

17/08/2014

Hong Kong athletes in the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games clinched the first medal on the first competition day. Miss Siobhan Bernadette HAUGHEY, swimming athlete, won the Silver Medal of the Women’s 200M Individual Medley event today (17 August 2014).

In this Games, Hong Kong athletes participate in 8 events, which they will continue to pursuit excellence in this Games. For more details of the competition schedule, results and photos, please visit http://2014yog.hkolympic.org

The Federation would like to express its heartfelt gratitude to Home Affairs Bureau and Leisure and Cultural Services Department for their staunch support. Special thanks should also go to FILA Marketing (Hong Kong) Limited for its sponsorship of official sports uniform and Kee Wah Bakery for its sponsorship of bakery gift set to the Delegations.

Issued by: Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
Date: 17 August 2014

Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

16/08/2014

Apart from Table Tennis and Swimming who have to prepare for the competitions on the next day, the rest of Hong Kong Delegation attended the Opening Ceremony of the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games officiated by Chinese President Xi Jinping and International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach.

The Opening Ceremony started at 20:00 in the evening on 16 August 2014 in Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre Stadium. Representing Hong Kong as a flag bearer, Badminton athlete Lee Cheuk Yiu marched in the Ceremony with the Bauhinia Flag that showcased the spirit of Hong Kong people. Lee said “I am surprised to be selected as the flag bearer for Hong Kong Delegation in Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games. A flag bearer represented the whole delegation and Hong Kong, and I am very happy and honored to be selected to serve this role.”

After the march-in section, the Organizing Committee prepared a show full of Chinese elements to display the best of Nanjing to the world. Although this was the third time that our Young Ambassador Stephanie AU attended the Opening Ceremony of the Games, she was impressed, “I was impressed by the man-made visual elements which were added into the ceremony, especially when the performers formed a human chandelier. Through these performers, the audience could connect themselves with the collective youth dream.”

The Federation would like to express its heartfelt gratitude to Home Affairs Bureau and Leisure and Cultural Services Department for their staunch support. Special thanks should also go to FILA Marketing (Hong Kong) Limited for its sponsorship of official sports uniform and Kee Wah Bakery for its sponsorship of bakery gift set to the Delegations.

 

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

Issue Date: 16 August 2014

Hong Kong ready for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games

14/08/2014

HONG KONG (August 14) - Hong Kong’s 26-strong delegation to the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, including Young Ambassador Stephanie AU Hoi Shun, will leave on Thursday (August 14) with high hopes of bettering their previous medal haul of two silvers at the August 16-24 event.

Four years ago, Hong Kong returned from the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore with two silver medals won in equestrian by Jasmine LAI Zin-man and in sailing by Michael CHENG Chun-leung.

The target of the delegation, which includes 18 athletes in eight sports, will be to hopefully improve on the previous performance. The delegation is led by Chef de Mission Kenneth K.K. FOK. The eight sports are Aquatics (Swimming), Badminton, Equestrian, Fencing, Golf, Table Tennis, Triathlon and Windsurfing. PANG Chung, SBS, Hon. Secretary General of the Hong Kong Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China accompanied the delegation to Nanjing.

Among the sports which Hong Kong will pin their hopes in winning a medal in Badminton and Golf which will be making a first appearance at the Youth Olympics.

Hosts China will field a 123-strong team and will be hot favourites to sweep the medal tables. China sent 68 athletes to the Singapore Youth Olympics, winning 30 gold, 16 silver and 5 bronze medals.

Comparable to the programme of the London 2012 Olympic Games and the first Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in 2010, the Nanjing Youth Olympics will feature 28 sports – adding Golf and Rugby Sevens – and 222 events attracting a total of 3,868 athletes, 282 more than the last edition.

The Games will also feature cultural exchange programmes and opportunities for participants to meet leading Olympic athletes. Among a cast of high-profile names is Chinese basketball legend Yao Ming.

The Federation would like to express its heartfelt gratitude to Home Affairs Bureau and Leisure and Cultural Services Department for their staunch support. Special thanks should also go to FILA Marketing (Hong Kong) Limited for its sponsorship of official sports uniform and Kee Wah Bakery for its sponsorship of bakery gift set to the Delegations.

 

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

Issue Date:   14 August 2014

Flag Presentation Ceremony for the Hong Kong’s twin delegations to the 2014 Asian Games and the 2014 Youth Olympic Games

07/08/2014

Hong Kong’s twin delegations to the 2014 Asian Games and the 2014 Youth Olympic Games were presented with the Bauhinia Flag by Messrs. Tsang Tak-sing, Secretary for Home Affairs and Timothy Fok Tsun-ting, President of the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China at a Flag Presentation Ceremony on August 7.   Hong Kong will send a record 659-strong delegation to the 17th Asian Games in Incheon in September and it will include 472 athletes and 187 team officials as they chase medal glory in Incheon at the September 19-October 4 multi-sports Games.   Hong Kong won a record 40 medals four years ago in Guangzhou – 8 gold medals, 15 silver and 17 bronze – and the target will be to match this effort, if not better it by the largest contingent of local athletes to take part at the Asian Games. In Guangzhou, Hong Kong was represented by 396 athletes.   “This will be the largest contingent of athletes we will be sending and I’m hopeful we can do well once again and match our record-breaking performance in 2010 in Guangzhou,” the President, Timothy T.T. Fok said.   The Incheon Games delegation will be led by Chef de Mission Karl C. Kwok and will take part in 31 sports: Aquatics (Diving/Swimming/Synchronized Swimming/ Water Polo), Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Canoe, Cricket, Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Karate, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing (Sailing and Windsurfing), Shooting, Squash, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball (Volleyball and Beach Volleyball), Weightlifting and Wushu (Sanda/ Taolu).  

The Hong Kong Delegation led by Kenneth K.K. Fok to the 2nd Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing will be 33-strong including 18 athletes.

At the YOG, Hong Kong will be represented in 8 sports: Aquatics (swimming), Badminton, Equestrian, Fencing, Golf, Table Tennis, Triathlon and Windsurfing. Badminton and Golf will be making a first appearance at the Youth Olympics. Leading swimmer Stephanie Au Hoi-shun will travel with the delegation as a young ambassador. Mr. Timothy TT Fok, President of the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China will also accompany the squad for the second Youth Olympic Games from August 16-24.

Hong Kong will be aiming to better its performance at the inaugural Youth Olympics held in Singapore in 2010 when it returned home with two silver medals won in equestrian by Jasmine Lai Zin-man and in sailing by Micheal Cheng Chun-leung.   “We are hopeful that our athletes can come back with more glory with all of them having won their places through a tough qualification process internationally,” said Timothy Fok. “I’m confident Hong Kong will continue to showcase itself with pride on the global stage.”   More than 6,000 athletes and officials from all around the world will gather in Nanjing for the second edition of the multi-sport Games which is nearly double the size of that held in Singapore.   The Games will also feature cultural exchange programme and opportunities for participants to meet leading Olympic athletes. Among a cast of high-profile names is Chinese basketball legend Yao Ming.

The International Olympic Committee chooses role models for each edition of the Youth Olympic Games to help spread word of the event and inspire young people to get active and enjoy sport. Sports stars Chad le Clos and Michelle Wie will also join Yao Ming as role models. Moreover, Samantha Lam, Hong Kong Equestrian athlete, named Equestrian athlete role model for Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games.  

The Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China acknowledged the support of the Home Affairs Bureau and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department for their generous help. Special thanks should also go to FILA Marketing (Hong Kong) Limited for its sponsorship of sports uniform and Kee Wah Bakery for its sponsorship of gift set to the Delegations of the two Games. Also, special thanks to Kent & Curwen for sponsoring official uniform, Korean Air for sponsoring air tickets, Lenovo (Hong Kong) Limited for sponsoring computer equipment and Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd. for sponsoring mobile device to the delegation members of Incheon 2014 Asian Games.

Lastly, the Federation would like to wish the Hong Kong, China Delegation all the best at the coming Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games and the Incheon 2014 Asian Games.

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

Issue Date:   7 August 2014