The Government will conduct a community engagement and series of publicity activities during and immediately after the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to enhance public interest in sports activities, thereby promoting sports development.

 

Secretary for Home Affairs Caspar Tsui made the remarks in response to questions from legislator Vincent Cheng in the Legislative Council today.

 

He said the Leisure & Cultural Services Department will set up Olympics Live Zones at designated sports centres in 18 districts for the public to view the Tokyo Olympic Games.

 

The live zones will include live opening ceremony coverage of the Tokyo Olympics in the evening on July 23 and broadcasting the various competitions from July 24 to August 8.

 

In the afternoon of July 23, the launching of Olympics Live Zone will be celebrated at the Kowloon Park Sports Centre.

 

Mr Tsui explained that the department will also hold various publicity activities, including an online prize quiz, promotional videos at its venues, a series of Learning Sports 101 videos and an online appeal to netizens for messages supporting Hong Kong athletes.

 

Additionally, Sport For All Day 2021, scheduled to be held on August 1 from 2pm to 6pm, will feature sports demonstrations and a wide range of free activities at designated sports centres across the city, as well as a themed promotion in each district for the Olympic sports chosen.

 

Subject to the COVID-19 pandemic’s development, there are no plans for arranging a Mainland delegation at the Tokyo Games to visit Hong Kong at the moment, Mr Tsui added.





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