This year’s 2020 Tokyo Olympics has been the most successful game ever for the city as it marks the first time Hong Kong’s athletes winning multiple medals. In the past few days, shopping malls have seen enthusiastic crowds celebrating the Olympic victories.
On August 5, the city’s star cyclist Sarah Lee Wai-sze competed in the keirin quarter-finals in her quest for honor. To support our athletes, Sino Group has again made special provisions at Olympian City to live-stream the tension-filled event, and invited grassroot families and ethnic minorities to join in the festive event and cheer for our athletes. It is an integral part of Sino Group’s concerted community efforts to promote inclusion through sports.
Those watching the live broadcast in front of the giant display at the mall include Mr Caspar Tsui, Secretary for Home Affairs; Mr Kenneth Fok Kai-kong, Vice President of the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China; and Mr Daryl Ng Win-kong, Deputy Chairman of Sino Group.
After the game, Fok expressed his feeling, “It was a tense competition. Lee Wai-sze can definitely win the medal in terms of her mentality and ability. Sadly, she could not make it this time, but I hope she can get a good result in the coming competitions.” He continued, “Hong Kong has currently won a total of four medals, including one gold, two silver and one bronze, far exceeding the previous performance.”
Witnessing the city’s overwhelming support and engagement in the Olympics games, Fok said it is helpful to nurture more sports elites and make sports even more popular. “We will discuss with the government and looking forward we hope more resources can be invested in the sports events,” he concluded.
To keep up the passion for sports, Hong Kong Olympic Fans Club is holding the ‘Go Hong Kong Team – virtual sports experience event’. Free-of-charge, the experience includes cycling, rowing and racing, and will take place on the ground floor of Olympian City Phase 2 from August 6 to 8. Mr Caspar Tsui and Mr Kenneth Fok Kai-kong also gave it a try after the Olympic event.
During the Olympic Games, Sino Group has invested over $8 million to launch a series of exciting programs to support the athletes. It has installed a new 540-inch 4K big TV in Tuen Mun Town Plaza, as well as giant displays in Olympian City and Citywalk to live broadcast the major games.
What’s more, Olympian City has newly added an e-sport experience centre in early August to raise people’s interest in sports. To help nurture more new sports stars in Hong Kong, Sino Group has hosted several sports courses led by former Olympic athletes and inclusive parties for grassroots families and ethnic minority groups, to help spread the Olympian spirit around town.