The Opening Ceremony of the 3rd Hong Kong Games (HKG) will be held at Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground next Saturday night (May 14). Exciting sports competitions will take place in the following three weeks following the grand opening.
A host of wonderful programmes will be on show at the opening. These include performances by the People's Liberation Army Hong Kong Garrison, a torch relay by athletes, and a variety show featuring Miss Joey Yung, Mr Ken Hung and Miss Mag Lam from The Voice.
The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games gold medallist of the men's all-round individual gymnastics, Mr Yang Wei, and Beijing 2008 Olympic Games gold medallist of horizontal bar and floor exercises, Mr Zou Kai, will take part as special guests to light the Cauldron of the Games.
Free admission tickets have been available for public collection at the District Leisure Services Offices (DLSO) of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) in the 18 districts since April 26. However, the free tickets at most of the DLSO have been given out. Limited free admission tickets are still available in four districts - Tuen Mun, Yuen Long, Tai Po and North District. Each person may obtain only two tickets on a first-come, first-served basis. Information about the four DLSO is available on the LCSD homepage (www.lcsd.gov.hk).
Admission tickets for community organisations, students of primary and secondary schools and their parents will also be arranged through the 18 District Councils and the LCSD.
Members of the public who obtain the tickets are advised to make good use of them and be there to be part of this major sports event of Hong Kong. Those without entry tickets can watch the highlights of the ceremony broadcast on TVB-Jade channel between 10.30pm and 11.30pm on the same night.
The 3rd HKG, a biennial local sports extravaganza, will be held from May 14 to June 5. Over 3 000 athletes selected from the 18 districts will compete for their respective districts in the Games, which includes eight sports: athletics, badminton, basketball, futsal, swimming, table tennis, tennis and volleyball.
The 3rd HKG is organised by the Sports Commission and co-ordinated by the Community Sports Committee with the 18 District Councils, the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (SF & OC), relevant National Sports Associations and the LCSD as co-organisers. The Hong Kong Jockey Club is the "Principal Contributor" while the Yuen Yuen Institute is the "Major Sponsor".
Details of the 3rd HKG are available at the dedicated homepage: http://hongkonggames.lcsd.gov.hk.
Ends/Thursday, May 5, 2011