Athlete selection for 8th Hong Kong Games to start from Oct
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) said on Monday (Sept. 13) that the athlete selection in 18 districts for the 8th Hong Kong Games (HKG), which had been postponed due to the COVID-19 situation, will begin from October. Members of the public are encouraged to participate and represent their districts to compete in the Games.
The inter-district sports competitions of the 8th HKG, scheduled for April 24 to May 29, 2022, will cover eight sports, namely athletics, badminton, basketball, futsal, swimming, table tennis, tennis and volleyball.
Starting from next month, the 18 District Councils (DCs) will select the residents of their respective districts who meet the eligibility requirements through open district athlete selection to represent their districts in the sports competitions of the 8th HKG. Each participant can only enrol in the athlete selection of one district and compete in the HKG representing the district he or she lives in. An identity card and a valid proof of place of residence must therefore be presented during enrolment.
The HKG is a major multi-sport event which aims at encouraging the public to proactively participate in sports events, as well as promoting the "Sport for All" culture. In addition, the HKG can also enhance communication among districts and strengthen the public's sense of belonging to their districts and community cohesion.
For more details about HKG, please check out the 8th HKG dedicated website.