RTHK to broadcast National Games

Local | 14 Sep 2021 10:48 am

Hong Kong’s public broadcaster RTHK will be broadcasting the 14th National Games of the People’s Republic of China starting tomorrow, with the Games featuring some of the city’s top athletes including Olympic gold medalist Edgar Cheung Ka-long.

Speaking at a weekly press briefing, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said by courtesy of state media China Central Television, RTHK will be able to broadcast the Games for free from tomorrow to September 27.

“I know many people were hoping to watch the Games live when they knew Sarah Lee Wai-sze got into the finals at the sprint event yesterday,” said Lam, and called on Hongkongers to root for the city’s athletes.

The Hong Kong leader also said she was happy to see the city’s athletes already winning one gold and one bronze medal ahead of the opening ceremony of the Games tomorrow.

Track cyclist Leung Ka-yu won bronze in the men’s omnium event while Lee won gold in the women’s sprint event.

Meanwhile, Lam told reporters that Hong Kong will be a co-host of the 15th National Games in 2025, after the State Council has endorsed a decision to have Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao jointly host the national sporting event.

She said she will attend the Games closing ceremony on September 27, which may feature a flag handover ceremony, with the co-hosts of the next Games receiving the National Games flag from authorities in Shaanxi.

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