The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Delegation to the 1st Student (Youth) Games of the People's Republic of China

Background Information


5-15 November 2023


Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region


Jointly organised by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, the General Administration of Sport of China and the Communist Youth League of China and undertaken by the People's Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the 1st National Student (Youth) Games (NSYG) will be held from 5 to 15 November 2023.

The National Student Sports Games and the National Youth Games are merged into a single event as the 1st NSYG.  The previous National Student Sports Games were regarded as the most important student games in China, and participating athletes from Hong Kong were selected by the Hong Kong Schools Sports Federation (HKSSF) and the University Sports Federation of Hong Kong, China (USFHK).  The National Youth Games were first held in 2015, and delegations were sent by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government to take part in the 1st and the 2nd National Youth Games.


The NSYG consist of two categories, namely School Category and Open Category.  School Category features 10 competitions, including athletics, swimming, basketball, volleyball, football, table tennis, badminton, aerobics (cheerleading), wushu and shuttlecock.  Athletics and swimming are divided into two groups each, namely Secondary School Group for participants aged 19 or below and University Group for participants aged 29 or below.  University Group is further divided into Groups A and B.

There are 37 sports competitions in Open Category, including shooting, archery, cycling, fencing, modern pentathlon, triathlon, equestrian, sailing, rowing, canoe (sprint and kayak slalom), weightlifting, wrestling, judo, boxing, taekwondo, athletics, swimming (swimming, diving, artistic swimming and water polo), gymnastics (artistic gymnastics, trampoline and rhythmic gymnastics), handball, hockey, golf, rugby, football, basketball (basketball and 3-on-3 basketball), volleyball (volleyball and beach volleyball), table tennis, badminton, tennis, surfing, skateboarding, sport climbing, breaking, baseball/softball (baseball and softball), wushu (taolu and sanda), fin swimming, sports acrobatics and roller sports with participants aged 11 to 21)