Introduction to the Hong Kong Games
To further promote the “Sport for All” culture in the community, the Sports Commission has organised the Hong Kong Games biennially since 2007. The Hong Kong Games, or “HKG” for short, is a territory-wide major multi-sport event with the 18 District Councils (DCs) as participating units. The objectives of the HKG are to provide districts with more opportunities for sports participation, exchanges and co-operation, and to encourage active public participation in sports. Apart from improving sporting standards at the district level, the HKG can also strengthen the public’s sense of belonging to the district they live in and help promote community cohesion through facilitating communication and fostering friendship among the 18 districts.
The 6th Hong Kong Games
Organiser, Co-ordinator and Co-organisers
The 6th HKG is organised by the Sports Commission and co-ordinated by its Community Sports Committee, with the 18 DCs, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China, the Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association, the Hong Kong Badminton Association, the Hong Kong Basketball Association, the Hong Kong Football Association, the Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association, the Hong Kong Table Tennis Association, the Hong Kong Tennis Association and the Volleyball Association of Hong Kong, China as co-organisers.
Scheduled for 23 April to 28 May 2017, the 6th HKG will cover eight sports, namely athletics, badminton, basketball, futsal, swimming, table tennis, tennis and volleyball.
District Athlete Selection
From June 2016 to January 2017, the 18 DCs will select in an open manner the residents of their respective districts who meet the eligibility requirements for the HKG to represent them in the sports competitions of the HKG.
Community Participation Activities
Apart from the sports competitions, a series of diversified activities will also be offered by the 6th HKG to enable more members of the public to support and participate in the 6th HKG in different ways.
|Online games||From June 2016 onwards|
|The Star-studded Classroom - Elite Athletes’ Demonstration and Exchange Programmes||From June to October 2016|
|The Star-studded Classroom - Sports Seminar||July 2016|
|The Jockey Club Vitality Run||8 January 2017 (Sunday)|
|Dynamic Moments Photo Contest||From January to May 2017|
|18 Districts' Pledging cum Carnival||February 2017|
|Voting for “My Favourite Sporty District” and Guessing the “Overall Champion of the 6th Hong Kong Games”||From mid-February to early May 2017|
|Cheering Team Competition for the 18 Districts||19 March 2017 (Sunday)|
|Opening Ceremony||23 April 2017 (Sunday)|
|Closing cum Prize Presentation Ceremony||28 May 2017 (Sunday)|
Details will be provided in the latest updates.