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 (HKG) biennially since 2007. HKG 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, 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 8th Hong Kong Games

Organiser, Co-ordinator and Co-organisers

The 8th 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 Association of Athletics Affiliates, the Hong Kong Badminton Association, the Hong Kong Basketball Association, the Hong Kong Football Association, the Hong Kong China Swimming Association, the Hong Kong Table Tennis Association, the Hong Kong Tennis Association, the Volleyball Association of Hong Kong, China, the Hong Kong Paralympic Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled and the Hong Kong Sports Association for Persons with Intellectual Disability as co-organisers.

Sports Competitions

Competition Events

Scheduled for 24 April to 29 May 2022, the inter-district sports competitions of the 8th HKG will cover eight sports, namely athletics, badminton, basketball, futsal, swimming, table tennis, tennis and volleyball.

Sport Competitions for People with Disabilities

The four events of the sports competitions for people with disabilities include wheelchair basketball, boccia, swimming and table tennis for persons with intellectual disability.

Demonstration Events

Women's Futsal and 3 on 3 Basketball will be included as demonstration events of the 8th HKG.

District Athlete Selection

From October 2021 to January 2022, 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 eight sports competitions of the HKG.

Community Participation Programmes

Apart from the sports competitions, a series of diversified activities will also be organised by the 8th HKG to enable more members of the public to support and participate in the HKG in different ways.

Activities Date/Period
Hong Kong Games Mascot Voting 26 June to 31 July 2020
Webinars of the Hong Kong Games - "The New Normal of Sports and Wellness Series" 28 February (Sunday),
28 March (Sunday) and
29 April 2021 (Thursday)
Hong Kong Games 8-minute School Vitality Run September 2021 to May 2022
The Star-studded Classroom – Elite Athletes' Demonstration and Exchange Programmes for 8 sports, Sports Seminar and Sports Legacy – Exercise to Get Super Fit September to October 2021
The 18 Districts' Pledging cum Cheering Team Competition (Original Date: 20 February 2022) 10 April 2022 (Sunday)
Dynamic Moments Photo Contest 20 February to 29 May 2022
Voting for "My Favourite Sporty District" and Guessing the "Overall Champion of the 8th Hong Kong Games" 20 February to 8 May 2022
"The Jockey Club Vitality Run - Physical Run" 6 March 2022 (Sunday)
"The Jockey Club Vitality Run - Virtual Run" 7 to 14 March 2022
Opening Ceremony (Original Date: 24 April 2022) 29 May 2022 (Sunday)
Closing cum Prize Presentation Ceremony (Original Date: 29 May 2022) Cancelled