SF&OC visits Chinese Olympic Committee

SF&OC visits Chinese Olympic Committee

Beijing, China, March 13, 2023: The President of the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (SF&OC), Mr. Timothy Fok, led SF&OC officers on a visit to Beijing on Monday.

The SF&OC delegation visited the Chinese Olympic Committee (COC) and met with Mr. Gao Zhidan, President of COC and Director of the General Administration of Sport of China, as well as other senior officials. 

The delegation and COC discussed sports-related policies and sports development and had thorough exchanges on issues of mutual concern, particularly those relating to the Hangzhou Asian Games this September, the 15th National Games in 2025 and how the sports sector could enhance cooperation with each other. 

During the meeting, the delegation also expressed heartfelt gratitude to the General Administration of Sport and the national team for their support, in particular in situations where assistance was needed as the Hong Kong, China delegation participated in overseas sports events during the pandemic. 

Mr. Timothy Fok said: “This is the first visit by SF&OC to the Mainland over the past three years since the pandemic. This is also the first meeting in person between COC and SF&OC since Mr. Gao assumed office, and the commencement of the new term of SF&OC officers. 

"This visit has been very fruitful. In addition to learning from the experience of the Mainland, we have also explored the possibilities of facilitating Hong Kong athletes to participate more widely in training in the Mainland, fostering sport exchange between youngsters in the Mainland and Hong Kong, with a hope to create more opportunities for Hong Kong athletes and youth development. 

"We also discussed the possibilities of Hong Kong hosting more international sports events. These suggestions would be actively considered and supported.” 

SF&OC officers participating in the visit are President Mr. Timothy Fok,  Vice Presidents Dr. Karl Kwok, Mr. Tony Yue, Dr. Herman Hu, Mr. Tong Wai Lun, Hon. Kenneth Fok, Dr. David Mong, Mr. Ronnie Wong; Honorary Secretary General Mr. Edgar Yang and Honorary Deputy Secretary General Mr. Wong Po Kee. 

Issued by: Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China  Date: 13 March 2023