Sports Kaleidoscope

The 19th Asian Games Hangzhou

Setting Up the Asian Games Live Zone at Designated Sports Centres Across the 18 Districts

The largest major multi-sport event in Asia, the 19th Asian Games was hosted in Hangzhou from 23 September to 8 October 2023, where the largest ever Hong Kong squad, comprising around 660 athletes, competed in the Games. To support Hong Kong athletes and enhance the public’s access to various sports events, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) set up the Asian Games Live Zone at 36 designated sports centres under its management across the 18 districts to broadcast the events during the Games. It was noted that scores of spectators cheered on Hong Kong athletes in such zones by chanting their names from time to time, amid heightened excitement, while witnessing their victories.

Launching Ceremony of the Asian Games Live Zone

The “Launching Ceremony of the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou Live Zone” was successfully held at the Secondary Hall of the Kowloon Park Sports Centre on 23 September last year, in support of Hong Kong athletes scaling new heights. The ceremony featured a range of activities, including demonstrations and play-in sessions of cycling and rowing, athletes sharing sessions as well as interactive game stalls.

The Acting Director of Leisure and Cultural Services, Miss Winnie CHUI expressed, “Like all members of the public, I wish Hong Kong athletes all the best in their endeavours to strive for excellence at the Games. Let us cheer for and support our athletes together, in witness of their stellar performances in such a premier sport event.”

For an archive of the live webcast of the Launching Ceremony, please visit the website at


Sport For All Day

Creating Vitality of the City

An annual event organised by the LCSD, the “Sport For All Day” (SFAD) was held on 6 August last year, when most of the recreation and sports facilities under the LCSD were opened for free use by members of the public, and a range of diversified activities were organised, in a bid to encourage their more active participation in physical fitness activities and develop healthy lifestyles with fun.

Diversified Activities Attracting Greater Public Participation

This year’s SFAD, under the theme “Fitness Exercise for Wellness”, continued to use the slogan “Stay Active, Healthy and Happy!” to encourage people of all ages and abilities to engage in regular physical activities, thereby promoting the benefits of exercise for the body and mind.

On the event day, various recreation and sports programmes were held at the designated sports centres under the management of the LCSD across the 18 districts, including health talks, fitness corners, sports activities for parents, children and adolescents, as well as sports demonstrations and play-in sessions for the elderly and persons with disabilities. Meanwhile, training equipment such as electronic battling ropes and electronic cardio cages was set up at the arena of the Sham Shui Po Sports Centre. In addition, experience sessions of those new sports hugely popular among young people and of urban sports like sport climbing were organised at the same venue, with a view to introducing such new sports to the public.

Sustaining the Momentum in Exercising Daily by Doing Home Exercises Together

The LCSD’s staff were thoughtful enough to offer an opportunity for the public to exercise for half an hour daily via the online platform, thereby encouraging them to do more exercises in daily life. In this connection, the LCSD sought help from the Physical Fitness Association of Hong Kong, China to devise a fitness routine named “Easy Fitness Exercise for All”, consisting of eight simple and easy-to-learn exercises, which can be performed, based on individual fitness levels, anytime and anywhere without venue constraints.

The LCSD organised various physical fitness demonstrations and play-in sessions on the day of the event, which were also streamed live on the event’s dedicated webpage and the “LCSD Plusss” Facebook page. Those interested may review such programmes on the above webpages to enjoy the fun of sports.

For an archive of the live webcast of the Sports Demonstration, please visit the website at


Please visit the dedicated webpage of the SFAD at