Date : 04 Dec 2018
Hong Kong, China, December 4, 2018: A press conference was held at Olympic House on Tuesday to share details of the Cathay Pacific 2018 Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards.
Mr. Timothy Fok, President of the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China; Mr. Paul Loo, Chief Customer & Commercial Officer of title sponsor Cathay Pacific; Mr. Henry Wong Yau Kuen, Chief Leisure Manager (Sports Funding) of the Leisure & Cultural Services Department; Mr. Ronnie Wong, Hon Secretary General of the Federation; and Ms. Vivien Lau, Vice President of the Federation and Chair of the Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards Organising Committee, were present to officiate.
Medallists from the 18th Asian Games were also in attendance, including Eric Tseng Tak Hin (Bowling), Shek Wai Hung (Gymnastics) and Grace Lau Mo Sheung (Karate), to show their support to the Awards.
Officiating VIPs, together with the athletes, unveiled key dates of the Awards, as follows:-
Nomination Period: From now until December 28, 2018
Public Voting Announcement Press Conference: January 20, 2019
Public Voting Period: January 20 – February 14, 2019
Awards Presentation Ceremony: March 26, 2019
President Fok said: “After the Asian Games, the Federation has further expanded the collaboration with Cathay Pacific. We are most honoured to have Cathay Pacific to be our new Title Sponsor of the Awards.
“Hand in hand we give acclamation to our athletes who attained great achievements on the world stage and to recognise and applaud their efforts through this ‘Hong Kong Sports Stars Oscars’.”
Mr. Paul Loo, Cathay Pacific Chief Customer & Commercial Officer, said: “As Hong Kong’s home airline we are very proud of the achievements of our Hong Kong athletes. It is an honour to play a part in providing the resources to help achieve their dreams, to celebrate their contribution to Hong Kong sport and inspire the next generation of local athletes to soar to even greater heights.
“Cathay Pacific is committed to nurturing the next generation of young people in Hong Kong, encouraging and supporting them to fulfill their ambitions. This underscores our long-standing commitment to our home of Hong Kong. Through our sponsorship of the Hong Kong Sports Star Awards we hope to recognise and pay tribute to all the athletes who have played a part in today’s success.”
The Federation would like to thank the following organisations for their support: Title Sponsor – Cathay Pacific Airways Limited, Subvented Organisation - Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Principal Partner - New World Development Company Limited, Official Partner – Fila Marketing (Hong Kong) Limited, Media Partner - Ming Pao Newspapers Limited and Official Sponsor – Fitness First (Hong Kong) Limited.
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