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CE encourages HK athletes to strive at Tokyo Olympics

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CE encourages HK athletes to strive at Tokyo Olympics

By Xinhua

Sunday, April 11, 2021, 14:06
By Xinhua

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor meets the press at the Central Government Offices, Tamar, Hong Kong, March 23, 2021. (CALVIN NG/CHINA DAILY)

HONG KONG – Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, said on Saturday that Hong Kong athletes have performed well in recent years and she expected them to achieve good results in the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games.

Lam delivered a speech at the award presentation ceremony of the 2019 Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards, saying although many international competitions were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it did not hinder the determination of Hong Kong athletes to strive for good results.

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor delivered a speech at the award presentation ceremony of the 2019 Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards

Ng On-yee (billiards) shared the Sports Stars Awards with seven other Hong Kong athletes. The awards also included the “Team Event” and “Team Only Sport” categories.

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She said the HKSAR government will continue to support the development of sports in Hong Kong. Since last year, the HKSAR government has greatly increased its subsidies to the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong and other sports associations from about 300 million HK dollars (about US$38.57 million) to over HK$500 million per year.

Organized by Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Sports Stars Award is an annual event that aims to encourage Hong Kong athletes and teams to strive for excellence. Due to the pandemic, the awards presentation ceremony originally scheduled for March 2020 was postponed. 

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