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The 9th Hong Kong Games

Assembling All Athletes to Participate in the Selection


As the 9th Hong Kong Games (HKG) organised by the Hong Kong Sports Commission officially commenced, the open selection of athletes will be held in the 18 districts between July this year and January next year. Hong Kong GamesThis year’s HKG will feature eight competition events. In addition to track and field, badminton, futsal, swimming, table tennis, tennis, and volleyball, the HKG will introduce 3 on 3 basketball, a popular sport among the youth, to replace normal 5 on 5 basketball. For individual sports including track and field, badminton, table tennis, tennis and swimming competitions, three age groups (i.e. 15 or below, 16 to 17 and 18 or above) will be set up to create more opportunities for young people to participate in sports competitions.


Come quick, athletes! Enrol in the HKG to fight for your district and fully release your sports potential!



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For details about the activities of the HKG, please visit the dedicated webpage of the 9th HKG at


A Gentle Reminder

The Master Games 2023, held especially for people aged 35 or above, will accept applications until late July this year. Now comes the time for the participants to show their mettle. Except for the Tai Chi Competition held in June, the other five events, namely badminton, long distance running, swimming, table tennis and tennis, will be held in subsequent months. Members of the public can visit the dedicated webpage of the programme to gain access to the fixtures and other details of this event.
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Members of the public are all welcome to come and cheer the athletes on!



Urban SportsUrban Sports

In recent years, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has focused on how to attract young people to participate in sports. In fact, the Olympic Games and Youth Olympic Games have introduced a number of urban sports events which are hugely popular among young people, in a bid to create more opportunities for them to enter the Olympic Games. 


To further promote the urban sports events introduced in the Olympic Games or Youth Olympic Games and to encourage the public to participate in sports activities, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) will organise more urban sports programmes including 3 on 3 basketball, sports climbing, breaking, skateboarding and futsal across districts in Hong Kong this year. Those interested are welcome to join.


To encourage more young people to participate in the above programmes, the LCSD will launch in phases a series of free promotional and play-in events with the theme of individual urban sports that are specially suitable for young people, such as the Youth Skateboarding Fun Day, the Youth Breaking Fun Day and the Youth 3 on 3 Basketball Fun Day. Qualified coaches from relevant NSAs will demonstrate and teach fundamental skills to help the participants experience at first hand the fun of urban sports.


For details of the Urban Sports programme and enrolment procedures, please visit our dedicated webpage at

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Full Reopening of the Morse Park Swimming Pool

Full Reopening of the Morse Park Swimming Pool


Morse Park Swimming Pool (MPSP)With completion of the refurbishment works, the Morse Park Swimming Pool (MPSP) in Wong Tai Sin has been opened for public use since April this year. In addition to a 50-metre main outdoor pool, children's pool, diving pool and three training pools, the Pool now features a new 50-metre secondary indoor heated pool, the first of its kind in the district. Attention is drawn to the fact that the heated pool facilities are available for use from November to mid-April next year. 


For the information of MPSP, please visit the dedicated website at
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