Samsung 2014 Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards is open for nomination from today!
11 November 2014, Hong Kong: The Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (Federation) organized an Announcement Press Conference at Olympic House today (11 November 2014) to disseminate the details of the Samsung 2014 Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards (Awards). Mr. Timothy T.T. FOK, GBS, JP, President of the Federation, Mr. Lawrence CHOW, Chief Marketing Officer of Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd., Title Sponsor of the Awards, Mr. Richard T.M. WONG, Assistant Director (Leisure Services), Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Mr. PANG Chung, SBS, Hon. Secretary General of the Federation and Ms. Vivien C.C. LAU, BBS, JP, Chairperson of the Organizing Committee were the officiating VIPs for the event at the Press Conference.
Past awardees of the Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards made their presence at the event, including Miss AU Wing Chi Annie (Squash), Mr. CHENG Kwok Fai (Windsurfing), Miss Siobhan Bernadette HAUGHEY (Swimming), Mr. LOK Kwan Hoi (Rowing) and Hong Kong Athletic Men’s 4 x 100M Relay Team, demonstrating their keen support to the event. To herald the event, Miss CHAN Hei Man Hayley Victoria (Windsurfing), Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards 2012 awardee was the Mistress of Ceremony in the Press Conference
Mr. FOK delivered an opening speech expressing his special thanks to Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd. for being the Title Sponsor of the Awards for the second consecutive year. He also appealed to National Sports Associations to nominate their athletes to support the event. Afterwards accompanied by the attending past awardees, Mr. FOK, Mr. CHOW, Mr.WONG, Mr. PANG and Ms. LAU unveiled the official website of the Awards and announced the following important dates of the Awards:
|Nomination Period:||11 November – 12 December 2014|
|Public Voting Announcement Press Conference:||10 January 2015|
|Public Voting Period:||10 January 2015 – 9 February 2015|
|Awards Presentation Ceremony:||16 March 2015|
The nominations from all Member Associations of the Federation will commence today until 12 December 2014.
To encourage public involvement and active participation in this event, the Federation will continue to organize the public voting through the website. Details of public voting will be announced at the Public Voting Announcement Press Conference on Saturday, 10 January 2015. Also, sports reporters from local media organizations will also be invited to vote for their favourite athletes.
The results of the Awards will be announced in the Awards Presentation Ceremony cum Spring Dinner of the Federation on Monday, 16 March 2015 at the Grand Hall of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The Federation would like to take this opportunity to express its heartfelt gratitude to the following organizations for their staunch support, including Title Sponsor - Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd., the Subvented Organization - Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Media Partner - Ming Pao Newspapers Limited, Principal Official Partner - New World Development Company Limited, and Official Sponsor - “Aquarius” Electrolytes Replenishment Drink.
Please refer to Appendix for the details of the Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards.
Issued by: Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
Date: 11 November 2014