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Acting CS meets Special Olympics International delegation (with photos)

     The Acting Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, met a high-level delegation led by the Chairman of Special Olympics International, Dr Timothy Shriver, today (June 6). The delegation is here to attend a launch ceremony to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Special Olympics Hong Kong (SOHK).

     Noting that Hong Kong was one of the first economies to join the Special Olympics (SO) movement, Mr Cheung said the SO's mission to promote sports activities for persons with intellectual disability is fully in line with the current-term Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government's commitment to promoting a caring and cohesive society.

     Mr Cheung said he was glad to learn from the SO Global Ambassador, Mr Yao Ming, that athletes with disabilities are able to build self-confidence and enjoy better social networking through participation in sports.

     Also attending the meeting today were Special Olympics East Asia (SOEA) Senior Advisory Council Board Member Ms Melodee Hanes; the SOEA Senior Advisory Council Secretary General, Mr Robert Shi; the Chairperson of SOHK, Mrs Laura Ling; the Vice-chairman of SOHK, Mr Yeung Tak-wah; the National Director of SOHK, Dr Allison Wong; the Director of the Chief Executive's Office, Mr Edward Yau; and the Commissioner for Sports, Mr Yeung Tak-keung.

Ends/Monday, June 6, 2016
Issued at HKT 20:03


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