Hong Kong, China: The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) Government, Mr C Y Leung, officiated at a celebration reception for the Hong Kong athletes in praise of their performance at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The reception was held at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre on August 15 and jointly hosted by the Hong Kong SAR Government and the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (SF&OC).
The Chief Executive, the Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Tsang Tak-sing, and the President of the SF&OC, Mr Timothy Fok, presented certificates of appreciation to the Hong Kong athletes. Mr Leung noted that the HKSAR Government had already earmarked HK$1.8 billion to redevelop the Hong Kong Sports Institute and would provide comprehensive sports facilities in the Kai Tak development at East Kowloon.
IOC Member and OCA Vice President Timothy Fok congratulated the Hong Kong athletes on their successful participation in the Games. He said that their fighting strength in the arena had displayed the dauntless will and indomitable spirit of the Hong Kong people. The HKSAR sent its largest delegation to the Olympics since the 1997 handover from Britain to China.
The delegation consisted of 86 members, with 42 athletes competing in 13 events and achieving remarkable results. The highlight was a bronze medal for Sarah Lee Wai-sze in the women’s cycling keirin.
The Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Raymond Young, the Director of Leisure and Cultural Services, Mrs Betty Fung, the Hon Secretary General of the SF&OC, Mr Pang Chung, and the Chef de Mission of the Hong Kong, China delegation to the London Olympic Games, Ms Vivien Lau, also attended the celebration.Source: www.hkolympic.org