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Elite athlete demonstrations for participants of 4th Hong Kong Games

     A series of elite athlete demonstration and exchange sessions will be held in March for athletes taking part in the 4th Hong Kong Games (HKG) to enhance their sports skills and give them a confidence boost as they gear up their training to aim at winning for their districts in the Games.

     The 4th HKG, to be held from April 27 to June 2, is a territory-wide major multi-sport event held biennially with the 18 districts as participating units. During the games period, more than 3 000 district athletes will take part in eight competitions, namely athletics, badminton, basketball, table tennis, swimming, tennis, futsal and volleyball.

     During these demonstration and exchange sessions, the National Sports Associations (NSAs) of the relevant sports will arrange for elite athletes to demonstrate their skills to the HKG athletes, including basic techniques and proper practising methods. Coaches of Hong Kong teams will also give talks and advice on training. HKG athletes are welcome to ask them questions to learn how to develop their own strategies. During these sessions, HKG athletes can also play with the elite athletes in friendly matches to improve their skills and sharpen their competitiveness.

     Demonstration sessions on swimming and futsal were held last month. The demonstration and exchange sessions on the remaining six sports - volleyball, basketball, tennis, athletics, table tennis and badminton - will be held on March 9, 16 and 23. HKG athletes are encouraged to attend these sessions with their families and friends. Interested members of the public are also welcome at these sessions.

     Details of the sports demonstration and exchange sessions are as follows:

Sport         Date        Venue
-----         ----        -----

Volleyball    March 9     Lai Chi Kok Park Sports
              (2pm-4pm)   Centre Arena
                          (1 Lai Wan Road, Mei Foo)

Basketball    March 9     Lai Chi Kok Park Sports
              (4pm-6pm)   Centre Arena
                          (1 Lai Wan Road, Mei Foo)

Tennis        March 9     Lai Chi Kok Park
              (3pm-5pm)   Tennis Court
                          (1 Lai Wan Road, Mei Foo)

Athletics     March 16    Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground
              (2pm-4pm)   (109 Po Hong Road,
                           Tseung Kwan O)

Table tennis  March 23    Kowloon Park Sports Centre
              (2pm-4pm)   Secondary Hall
                          (22 Austin Road,
                           Tsim Sha Tsui)

Badminton     March 23    Kowloon Park Sports Centre
              (2pm-4pm)   Arena
                          (22 Austin Road,
                           Tsim Sha Tsui)

     The 4th HKG is organised by the Sports Commission and co-ordinated by the Community Sports Committee. The 18 District Councils; the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China; relevant NSAs; and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department are co-organisers.

     For more information of the 4th HKG and various community involvement activities, please visit the HKG's dedicated homepage at .

Ends/Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Issued at HKT 12:45



Hong Kong Games athletes took part in the elite athlete demonstration and exchange session on swimming held at the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park Swimming Pool last month.


An elite athlete briefs Hong Kong Games athletes on swimming techniques and competition strategies.



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