29 July 2018, Hong Kong: The Flag Presentation Ceremony for the Hong Kong, China Delegation to the 18th Asian Games (AG) was held at New Town Plaza, Shatin today.
The Federation is honored to have the Hon. Mrs. Carrie LAM CHENG Yuet-ngor, GBM, GBS, Chief Executive of HKSAR, accompanied by the Hon. Mr. LAU Kong-wah, JP, Secretary for Home Affairs of Home Affairs Bureau and Mr. Tri THARYAT, Consul-General of the Republic of Indonesia in HKSAR, to present the HKSAR Flag to Mr. Timothy T. T. FOK, GBS, JP, President of Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (SF&OC), accompanied by Mr. Herman S.M. HU, SBS, JP, Chef de Mission of Hong Kong, China Delegation to the 18th AG and Mr. Ronnie M. C. WONG, JP, Hon. Secretary General of SF&OC.
The 18th AG will be held in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia from 18 August –2 September 2018. It will be the second time of AG to be hosted by Indonesia after the 4th AG in 1962 and it is the first ever AG to be hosted by two cities. 45 delegations from Asia will come together to participate in 40 sports events. Around 800 delegation members from 36 National Sports Associations will represent Hong Kong, China to compete in the 18th AG. It formed the largest Hong Kong, China Delegation in any international sports event.
Apart from the strong delegation, 18 selected young athletes are sponsored by Shun Hing Group to the “Panasonic 18 Young Athletes Asian Games Tour”. These young athletes will visit different AG’s events to experience the atmosphere of multi-sports games and to cheer for the Hong Kong, China athletes.
To support our athletes in participating in international competitions, Mr. FOK announced that there will be a 4-years’ partnership with Cathay Pacific Airways Limited as the Exclusive Official Airline Partner of SF&OC to support the Hong Kong athletes. Mr. Paul LOO, Chief Customer and Commercial Officer, Cathay Pacific Airways Limited, had presented a Prestige Boarding Pass to Mr. FOK during the Ceremony to show their readiness to receive our delegation on board.
A dedicated web page http://2018ag.hkolympic.org for the Hong Kong, China Delegation to the 18th AG has been developed for sharing the Games’ information and competition results of the athletes to the public. Besides, Games information will be released through our mobile App namely “SFOC” for both Andriod and iOS version and SF&OC Facebook Page.
The Federation would like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt thanks to all the supporting organizations of the Delegation, including Home Affairs Bureau, Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Cathay Pacific Airways Limited, FILA Marketing (Hong Kong) Limited , Shun Hing Group , Blanc de Chine and Fitness First (Hong Kong) Limited.
Issued by: Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
Appendix: Name list of Hong Kong, China Delegation to the 18th Asian Games (Delegation List)