So, there's one more thing about those jerseys

Top News | Erin Chan 30 Jul 2021

The jerseys of badminton players at the Olympics show an outdated print design of the city's emblem, the sport's association has admitted.

This is the latest blunder revolving around local athletes' attire after badminton player Angus Ng Ka-long was singled out for wearing a black jersey without a Hong Kong emblem in the men's singles on Saturday.

Eagle-eyed citizens found that the emblem's design printed on the jerseys was the one passed by the National People's Congress in 1990.

That design had wider petals with hooks in the bauhinia and smaller stars, whereas the official design has narrower petals and bigger stars.

The Hong Kong Badminton Association said it has contacted sponsor Yonex to redo the shirts with the correct design.

"We are grateful for those who reminded us about the mistake," it said. "We will make sure to hand in jerseys with the official design to Tang Chun-man and Tse Ying-suet, who will strive for a bronze medal in badminton's mixed doubles [today]."

erin.chan@singtaonewscorp.com



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