Corporate Games under way
The 2005 Corporate Games, a series of multi-sport competitions spanning four months, opened today (September 25) at Tsing Yi Sports Centre before a crowd of 800.
The Corporate Games are organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department for employers and employees of the local industrial and commercial sectors and were first held in 1990. More than 270 organisations take part this year.
Between now and next February, 16 events will be held including swimming, track and field, distance run, indoor rowing, squash, badminton, table tennis, tennis, seven-a-side mini-soccer, 11-a-side soccer, basketball, volley ball, snooker and "dynamic moments" photo contest. Being introduced into the games this year for the first time are bowling and orienteering.
Leading today's opening ceremony were Chairman of the Community Sports Committee, Mr Chau How-chen, and Director of Leisure and Cultural Services, Ms Anissa Wong Sean-yee.
Games participants, their families and other members of the public were then treated to more fun-filled activities in a sports carnival which offered demonstrations and play-ins in wushu, kendo, dance, golf and rope skipping.
Ends/Sunday, September 25, 2005