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Hong Kong NOC presents IOC Trophy to MTR Corp.

06 Sep 2017
Hong Kong, China, September 5, 2017: The presentation of the IOC Trophy/Hong Kong Athletes Career and Education Programme (HKACEP) and the Sports Legacy Scheme (SLS) Appreciation Ceremony 2017 was held on Tuesday, September 5 at the Harbour Grand Hong Kong. Officiating guests included Mr Timothy Fok, President of the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China, and Mr Lau Kong Wah, Secretary for Home Affairs.

Mr Fok awarded the IOC Trophy to the MTR Corporation Limited. It is the first time that the IOC Trophy has been awarded to an organisation instead of an individual. With the mission to help athletes find a new career on retirement from competition, the HKACEP, under the auspices of the Hong Kong NOC, and MTR Corp. have co-organised the “Life Skills Training Programme” since 2013. 

Hong Kong NOC also announced that retired cycling star Wong Kam Po had joined the Sports Legacy Scheme as Programme Development Executive, starting from September 1. Wong said he would lead the Sports Legacy Scheme coaching team to promote sports to the community and under-privileged students. 

The NOC presented the following awards:

*SLS Excellence Awards For Strategic Partnership: Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation, Lee Hysan Foundation and Sports For Hope Foundation,

*HKACEP Excellence Awards For Education and Development: Adecco Personnel Limited, EF Englishtown, Hong Kong Police Force (Elite Athletes Strategic Engagement Scheme) and Ryoden Development Ltd,

*HKACEP Excellence Award For Partnership: FILA,

*HKACEP Excellence Awards For Supportive Employer: Cable TV Ltd., DHL Express (HK) Ltd., MTR Corporation Ltd. and New World Development Company Ltd,

*HKACEP Merit Awards For Supportive Employer: over 15 supportive employers.
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