Five athlete representatives from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Mainland Olympians delegation met disciplined services staff, spoke on their experiences and gave sports demonstrations this morning.
Secretary for Security Tang Ping-keung and the heads of six disciplined services departments extended a warm welcome to the champions on behalf of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government at the Fire & Ambulance Services Academy.
The medallists, Li Fabin, Chen Lijun, Gong Lijiao, Liu Shiying and Su Bingtian, are from the country’s weightlifting and athletics teams.
Around 500 participants took part in the event. Apart from staff of the disciplined services, other participants included members of various youth uniformed groups of the disciplined services and their respective management committees.
In his opening speech, Mr Tang especially thanked the General Administration of Sport of China and the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong SAR for making it possible for the athletes to meet disciplined services staff during their busy schedule, which demonstrated the central government’s support and recognition for the city’s disciplined services departments.
He encouraged disciplined services officers and youth uniformed group members to learn from the Mainland Olympians’ perseverance and hardworking attitude and better equip themselves to contribute more to the country and Hong Kong.
The event also included a car-pulling challenge to raise funds for Special Olympics Hong Kong.