Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor (front row, fourth left) presents the HKSAR flag to Secretary for Home Affairs and Head of the Hong Kong, China delegation Casper Tsui Ying-wai (front row, third right) in Hong Kong on Aug 20, 2021. Also present in the photo are President of the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China, and Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the HKSAR delegation, Timothy Fok Tsun-ting (front row, third left); Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs and Honorary Adviser of the HKSAR delegation Cherry Tse Ling Kit-ching (front row, second right); Director of Leisure and Cultural Services and Vice-Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the HKSAR delegation Vincent Liu Ming-kwong (front row, second left); Commissioner for Sports and Member of Organizing Committee of the HKSAR delegation Yeung Tak-keung (front row, first left); and Vice-Chairman of the Executive Committee and Member of the Organizing Committee of the HKSAR delegation Albert Hung Chao-hong (front row, first right). (PHOTO / INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT, HKSAR GOVT)
HONG KONG – Hong Kong is sending a total of 171 athletes to the 14th National Games of the People's Republic of China, which will be held in Shaanxi next month.
Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on Friday presented the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region flag to the Hong Kong, China Delegation to the National Games at a ceremony.
Casper Tsui Ying-wai, secretary for home affairs and head of the delegation, received the flag from Lam.
Held every four years, the National Games is the highest level and largest national mega sports event in China
The Hong Kong athletes will participate in the finals in 18 categories, namely shooting, athletics, badminton, boxing, canoeing (sprint), cycling (road race, track and mountain bike), equestrian (jumping), fencing, golf, gymnastics (artistic gymnastics), table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, volleyball (beach volleyball), baseball/softball (baseball), karatedo, rock climbing and wushu (taolu and sanda).
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The 14th National Games, organized by the General Administration of Sport of China, will take place in Shaanxi from Sept 15 to Sept 27.
Held every four years, the National Games is the highest level and largest national mega sports event in China.
It will be the seventh time Hong Kong is participating in the National Games since its return to the motherland, according to Tsui.
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