1-minute News | HK Sevens wrapped up with a bang: Pearl of Orient shining brighter than ever
The Hong Kong Sevens is considered the premier tournament in the World Rugby Sevens Series competition. The tournament spans three days, beginning on a Friday and concluding on Sunday. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tournament was canceled in 2020 and 2021, respectively. The latest Hong Kong Sevens was held on November 4-6 this year.
The Hong Kong Sevens wrapped up yesterday with a bang, attracting 65,000 participants over the three-day tournament. On yesterday's final competition day, a special spectator was in the audience: HK Chief Executive John Lee, who arrived in the evening and joined the crowd in cheering on the seven rugby players.
After the tournament, Lee shared on his social media platforms that the Hong Kong Sevens, one of Asia's most popular sporting events, had been held successfully over the weekend after a three-year hiatus and that tens of thousands of people had gathered to enjoy the buzz and fun of the event. It is a testament to Hong Kong's return to the international stage, a new chapter for Hong Kong, and the Pearl of the Orient shining brighter than ever.