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Be the legend = 創造傳奇一刻 (24 Jul 2008)


Producer: Terence Yung; After co-hosting the Beijing 2008 Olympic equestrian events, Hong Kong is going to host the 5th East Asian Games in 2009. More than 2,000 elite athletes from the East Asian region will gather in Hong Kong to compete for medals. It is also the first time for Hong Kong to organize these multiple international sports events. Macao, the neighbouring city with less population and a smaller area, is renowned for its entertainment and tourism. It has also held large-scale international sports events in recent years. The 4th East Asian Games, for example, was held in Macao. Its international image has therefore been elevated. As Hong Kong follows to host the Games, it is believed that the Games will be another stage for demonstrating Hong Kong ’ s capabilities and strengths to the world. The Hong Kong Government has already offered many resources for the preparation of the Games, including the construction of the new Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground, renovation in the Hong Kong Coliseum and the Kowloon Park Swimming Pool. The venues will comply with the international standard. The BMX cycling venue at Kwai Chung is another attracting venue. The construction is a good news to the cyclists and coaches. It broadens the space for healthy activities, as the Government believes that the people can also enjoy the facilities after the Games. Promoting sports like BMX cycling can strengthen youngsters ’ participation and interest in sports. The heat of sports is spreading. While the attention is focusing on the Olympics, the staff and athletes of Hong Kong are already preparing for the East Asian Games. They are waiting for a legendary moment to show their best hospitality to the whole world.

Glamour of sports: Events capital
Publish Date: 
Thursday, July 24, 2008
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