Online voting was conducted in the period between June 26 and July 31 this year, when the public were invited to select their favourite mascot to best represent the Hong Kong Games (HKG) from three shortlisted designs. As a result, more than 3 000 votes were received and Cheering Larry received the highest number of votes to become the mascot of the HKG.
Shortlisted Mascot Designs:
The chubby sports enthusiast can often be found at Hong Kong Games supporting the athletes with the loudest cheering voice.
The energetic Cheering Larry always supports the athletes with cheer megaphone and cheerleader pom poms, adding momentum to Hong Kong Games.
The brownish orange colour represents indoor sports.
The blue colour represents outdoor sports.
The red colour displays the enthusiasm and perseverance of athletes.
"HKG Monkey Trio"
Symbolising perseverance, unity and friendship, the "HKG Monkey Trio" of "Ken", "Tim" and "Yoyo" enjoy each other's company. Living in troops, monkeys best symbolise the unity of Hong Kong people and friendship among the 18 districts. The agile and adorable trio, as if springing out of the three-coloured rings of the Hong Kong Games emblem, add vibrancy to the Games.
Ken – A top sports performer and a good runner, the smart and mischievous Ken loves teasing Tim.
Tim – Super fit and good at track events, the simple and honest Tim is often teased by Ken.
Yoyo – A joy-maker who is passionate about ball games and good at team sports.
Ken represents indomitable sportsmanship. The red colour displays the vigour of athletes.
Tim represents unity and mutual help. The blue colour represents outdoor sports.
Yoyo represents friendship among the 18 districts. The brownish orange colour represents indoor sports.
The designs of the three "HKG Fairies" of "Passion", "Shine" and "Wave" are adapted from the three-coloured rings of the Hong Kong Games emblem. They uphold the objectives of Hong Kong Games and appeal to residents of the 18 districts to get up and join in.
Passion – Super fit with strong muscular power and leadership. Sometimes Passion's quick temper may bother teammates.
Shine – Not the fittest and strongest sportsman but pretty smart, skilful and loves thinking.
Wave – A passionate swimmer who treats everything seriously with a clear and calm mind.
Passion - The 5 petals on its head represent the 5 districts in Kowloon. The bright flame pattern around its body symbolises the enthusiasm of athletes.
Shine - The 9 petals on its head represent the 9 districts in the New Territories. The sunbeams around its body symbolise the vigour of members of the public.
Wave - The 4 petals on its head represent the 4 districts in Hong Kong Island. The ripple pattern around its body symbolises inclusion and close interaction.