2019 Olympism Camp
Jointly organized by the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (SF&OC) and the Hong Kong Sports Institute Limited (HKSI), the Closing Ceremony of the 2019 Olympism Camp was officially held on 13 February 2019 at the HKJC Sai Kung Outdoor Training Camp. Officiating guests included Mr. Ronnie WONG, JP, Hon. Secretary General of SF&OC, Prof. Frank FU, MH, JP, Chairperson of Hong Kong Olympic Academy, Mr. YEUNG Tak-keung JP, Commissioner for Sports for Home Affairs Bureau and Dr. Trisha LEAHY, BBS, Chief Executive of HKSI.
To celebrate Beijing’s winning of the bid to be the host city of the Winter Olympic Games 2022 and deliver the three Olympism Values, “Excellence”, “Friendship” and “Respect”, Winter Olympic Games elements were included in this Camp through various interactive games, team activities, seminars and sharing sessions.
Following the successful experience of mixing elite athletes from HKSI and student athletes who have participated in “Olympism Education Programme” in the last Olympism Camp, there were a total of 61 athletes and student athletes joining the 3-day residential camp this year.
Participants expressed in the sharing session at the Closing Ceremony that the opportunity for student athletes to meet and learn from the elite athletes was valuable and inspiring, whilst elite athletes also expressed that they were highly impressed and motivated by the student athletes as all of them are keen sports lovers.
Prof. Frank FU, Chairperson of the Hong Kong Olympic Academy, wished that all the participating athletes could demonstrate the Olympic Values during their daily training and in competitions and also promote sports to general public and motivate others to participate in sports, ultimately, generate more elite athletes to represent Hong Kong in international competitions.
The Olympism Camp is one of the highlighted events jointly organized by SF&OC and HKSI in promoting Olympism and Olympic values, aimed at inculcating athletes and potential student athletes the core values of Olympism and further assimilating them into their daily lives. The first Olympism Camp, held in February 2013, was concluded with positive responses from all the parties concerned including athletes, coaches, respective NSAs and Home Affairs Bureau.
The Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
The Office of Hong Kong Athletes Career and Education Programme
14 February 2019