Samsung 2015 Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards is now opened for Public Voting!
9 January 2016, Hong Kong: Organized by the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (the Federation) and subvented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department together with the full support of Samsung Electronics H.K. Company, Limited as the Title Sponsor for the third consecutive year, the Public Voting Announcement Press Conference for “Samsung 2015 Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards” (Awards) was held at the Plaza Hollywood today (9 January 2016), to disseminate the public voting mechanism to the public. Mr. Timothy T.T. FOK, GBS, JP, President of the Federation, Mr. Lawrence CHOW, Chief Marketing Officer, Samsung Electronics H.K. Company, Limited, Mr. Richard WONG Tat-ming, Assistant Director (Leisure Services), 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, Vice President of the Federation and Chairperson of the Samsung 2015 Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards Organizing Committee as well as this year’s Awards nominated athletes and teams attended the Press Conference to appeal to Hong Kong public to cast their votes for their sports stars.
This year, the Federation received a total of 120 nominations from 46 National Sports Associations competing for the six awards categories, of which four categories would be opened for public voting, namely the “Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards”, “Hong Kong Junior Sports Stars Awards”, “Hong Kong Sports Stars Award for Team Only Sport”, and “Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards for Team Event”. In particular, the athlete who gets the highest votes among the eight winners of the “Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards” would be awarded the “Samsung Best of the Best Hong Kong Sports Stars Award”. The results of these Awards would be announced in the Awards Presentation Ceremony on 21 March 2016 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The captioned Awards is included in this year’s “Appreciate Hong Kong” campaign. The public could visit the official website at http://sportstar2015.hkolympic.org from now until 15 February 2016 to cast their votes. Each voter automatically would be entered into the lucky draw and have a chance to win prizes sponsored by Samsung with a total value of over HK$50,000 (Trade Promotion Competition Licence no.: 46380, 46381).
Taking this opportunity the Federation expressed its heartfelt gratitude to the following organizations for their staunch support, including Title Sponsor - Samsung Electronics H.K. Company, Limited, Subvented Organization - Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Principal Official Partner - New World Development Company Limited, Media Partner - Ming Pao Newspapers Limited and Venue Support of this Press Conference – Plaza Hollywood.
Issued by: Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
Date: 9 January 2016