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Members of public actively support Sport For All Day 2021
     ​More than 153 000 people took part in Sport For All Day 2021 organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) yesterday (August 1), enjoying free use of leisure facilities and participating in online and offline recreation and sports programmes to experience the fun of sports and show support for Hong Kong athletes in the Tokyo Olympic Games.    
     "Sport For All Day 2021 was well received by the general public. More than 120 000 people used our free facilities yesterday. A usage rate of over 98 per cent was recorded for the main arenas of sports centres. More than 57 000 people also enjoyed swimming for free at LCSD swimming pools," a spokesman for the LCSD said.
     The free recreation and sports programmes held in designated sports centres in 18 districts included Olympic sports-related activities, dance and other sports demonstrations, fun games, fitness corners, sports activities for parents and children, health talks and activities for persons with disabilities. More than 16 000 people took part in these programmes.
     The LCSD also conducted a live webcast yesterday introducing Latin dances, breaking, fitness dance and various new sports to the public. More than 17 000 viewers joined the event through the dedicated website and Facebook page. In addition, members of the public can revisit the sports videos on the dedicated website to share the fun of sports anytime and anywhere.
     The LCSD will continue to promote sport for all in the community and the benefits of doing exercise regularly, encouraging people to exercise at least half an hour a day for a healthy life.
Ends/Monday, August 2, 2021
Issued at HKT 19:00
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