Hong Kong at the Olympics

Participation of athletes from Hong Kong in the Olympic Games

Hong Kong at the Olympics is a history which began in 1952.

Hong Kong at the
Olympics
Flag of Hong Kong.svg
IOC codeHKG
NOCSports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
Websitewww.hkolympic.org (in Chinese and English)
Medals
Gold
1
Silver
1
Bronze
1
Total
3
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

The International Olympic Committee's official abbreviation for Hong Kong was HOK.[1] It is now HKG.[2]

HistoryEdit

Hong Kong was first at the Olympic Games in 1952, then as a British colony. Hong Kong has been at every Summer Olympic Games since then except for the boycotted 1980 Summer Olympics. They have also been in the Winter Olympic Games since 2002.

The National Olympic Committee (NOC) for Hong Kong was formed in 1950 as the Amateur Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, and is now known as the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China.

After the sovereignty of Hong Kong was passed to the People's Republic of China in 1997, the NOC has been named Hong Kong, China. Hong Kong is separate at the Olympics by its own choice.

In 2008, Hong Kong was the site of the equestrian venues for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

MedalistsEdit

Competitors from Hong Kong have twice won Olympic medals:

Medal Name Games Sport Event
1  Gold Lee Lai Shan 1996 Atlanta Sailing Women's sailboard
2  Silver Ko Lai Chak and Li Ching 2004 Athens Table tennis Men's doubles
3  Bronze Lee Wai Sze 2012 London Cycling Women's Keirin

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ReferencesEdit

Further readingEdit

  • (ed.) Monique Berlioux (February 1977). "Hong Kong and Olympism" (PDF). Olympic Review. Lausanne: International Olympic Committee (112): pp. 104–109. Retrieved 2011-07-13.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link) CS1 maint: extra text (link)

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