Press Release

Samsung 2015 Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards is open for nomination from today!

5 November 2015, Hong KongThe Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (Federation) organized an Announcement Press Conference at Olympic House today (5 November 2015) to disseminate the details of the Samsung 2015 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. Company, Limited, Title Sponsor of the Awards, Ms. Rebecca LOU, Acting Assistant Director (Leisure Services) of Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Mr. Ronnie M. C. WONG, JP, Hon. Secretary General of the Federation and Ms. Vivien C.C. LAU, BBS, JP, Chairperson of the Organizing Committee were the officiating guests at the Press Conference.  

Awardees of the Samsung 2014 Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards present at the event included Miss NG On Yee (Billiard), Mr. SHEK Wai Hung (Gymnastics), Miss DOO Hoi Kem (Table Tennis), Mr. WU Siu Hong (Tenpin Bowling) and Mr. LEE Chun Wai (Hong Kong Men's Snooker Team) demonstrating their keen support to the event. 

In his opening speech, Mr. FOK conveyed his special thanks to Samsung Electronics H.K. Company, Limited. for being the Title Sponsor of the Awards for the third consecutive year.  He also urged National Sports Associations to nominate their athletes to support the event.  After the speeches by officiating VIPs, Mr. FOK, Mr. CHOW, Ms. LOU, Mr. WONG and Ms. LAU accompanied by the attending past awardees, unveiled the official website of the Awards and announced the following important dates of the Awards:-

Nomination Period 5 November 2015 – 11 December 2015
Public Voting Announcement Press Conference 9 January 2016
Public Voting Period 9 January 2016 – 15 February 2016
Awards Presentation Ceremony 21 March 2016


The nomination period commenced today and lasted until 11 December 2015.

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, 9 January 2016. 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 Annual Dinner of the Federation on Monday, 21 March 2016 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. Company, Limited, the Subvented Organization - Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Principal Official Partner - New World Development Company Limited and Media Partner - Ming Pao Newspapers Limited.

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: 5 November 2015

Appendices
Press release_appendix_eng.pdf

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