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Hong Kong NOC kicks off Samsung 57th Festival of Sport


02 Mar 2014
Hong Kong, China: Organised by the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China, and subvented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the Samsung 57th Festival of Sport Opening Ceremony was held on Sunday, March 2 at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium. The Federation was honoured by the presence of Mr Timothy Fok, President of the Federation, OCA Vice President and IOC member; Mrs Betty Fung, Director of Leisure and Cultural Services; Mr Lawrence Chow, Chief Marketing Officer, Samsung Electronics HK Co Ltd; Mr Karl C Kwok, Chairman of the Samsung 57th FOS Organising Committee; Miss Olivia Chan Yeuk Oi, Assistant Director (Leisure Services); and Mr Pang Chung, Hon. Secretary General of the Federation.

An Ambassador of the Samsung 57th Festival of Sport, Miss Hayley Victoria Chan Hei Man (Windsurfing), demonstrated physical exercise and shared her enthusiasm in sports participation to promote the message of “Sport for All” to the public. 

Other programmes included Dragon and Lion Dance, DanceSport and Roller Sports demonstrations, March-in Band and a Cheerleading performance. In addition, free sports trials were organised for the audiences to experience the joy of sport.

The Samsung 57th FOS will be held throughout March to June 2014. The Federation and 65 Sports Associations will organise around 80 sports events to encourage Hong Kong citizens to participate in sports in their spare time and thus maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  

In addition, the FOS Photo Contest will be held again this year, aiming to attract a wide range of people to participate in the FOS and promoting the theme of “Sport for All”.  

For more details see:
http://fos.hkolympic.org.

The Federation would like to express its heartfelt appreciation to Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Xtep International Holdings Limited, the Official Apparel Partner, New World Development Company Limited, the Principal Official Partner, Korean Air and Bonaqua Mineralised Water, the Official Partners, and also the Sports Associations for their staunch support of the Samsung 57th FOS.

Issued by: Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China, on March 2, 2014
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