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Sport in Hong Kong

This former British territory now is considered as a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China considers sports as an important part of their culture. See also sport in China.

Ice skating at Festival Walk Glacier in Hong KongIce skating at Festival Walk Glacier in Hong Kong

Mainly due to the British influence, Hong Kong has traditionally western sports like badminton, swimming, basketball, cycling and football. Hong Kong has various sporting bodies and establishments like YMCA and YWCA that supports the interest of the people with sports.

Hong Kong is also known to participate and even host some of the international sporting events like the Lunar New Year Cup, an international football tournament held in the Hong Kong Stadium.

Cricket has been played in Hong Kong since 1841 as part of the British Empire and has been a member of the International Cricket Council since 1969. In 2014, the Hong Kong Cricket Team qualified to the ICC World Twenty20 by defeating the host nation Bangladesh.

Hong Kong first became part of the Olympic Games in 1952 as part of the British entourage. Since then, Hong Kong has been sending athletes to the Olympic Games as either part of the British or China Olympic delegation except when they participated in boycotting the 1980's Olympic Games held in Moscow. They have also been participating in the Winter Games since 2002. Their very first Olympic medal was by Lee Lai Shan who won the gold in the women's sailboard (Sailing) in the 1996 Atlanta Games.

Below are details of sports, sporting events and sports people related to Hong Kong. Hong Kong participates in the Asian Games and the East Asian Games. Is there something missing? If you know of something that should be listed here, please let us know.

Popular sports of Hong Kong

Hong Kong Sporting Success

Great athletes from Hong Kong

Hong Kong Sports trivia

Hong Kong at major events

Past sporting events hosted in Hong Kong

Upcoming sporting events in Hong Kong

Annual sporting events held in Hong Kong

Sporting Facilities in Hong Kong


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