2nd Hong Kong Games holds opening ceremony

The 2nd Hong Kong Games (HKG) were officially launched after the Chief Executive, Mr Donald Tsang, declared the opening at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground on May 9. Starting from today, some 2,300 athletes from the 18 districts will be taking on each other and demonstrating their mettle in six sports.

The Opening Ceremony started at 8pm with a parade of athletes led by a Hong Kong Games flag held by local elite athletes, including Mr Lai Chun-ho (athletics), Mr Wong Wing-ki (badminton), Mr Tam Wai-yeung (basketball), Miss Sherry Tsai (swimming), Miss April Yu (table tennis) and Mr Yu Hiu-tung (tennis), representing the six sports of the 2nd HKG.

Joining the march were the cheering teams from the 18 districts, all trying to outshine each other with their colourful outfits and choreographed movements.

The 2nd Hong Kong Games are organised by the Sports Commission and co-ordinated by its Community Sports Committee with support from the 18 District Councils, the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China, relevant National Sports Associations and the LCSD.

2nd Hong Kong Games holds opening ceremony
2nd Hong Kong Games holds opening ceremony

Source: GovHK (www.gov.hk)