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93.       Hong Kong will host the 5th East Asian Games (EAG) in December. This will be the first large-scale, multi-sports event to be held in Hong Kong. World-class athletes will compete in the Games. Our own elite athletes, after strenuous training, will have the chance to shine in front of a home crowd.

94.       The success of the EAG will be assured by the full participation of the community and our will to “Be the Legend”. About 400 000 teachers, students and parents from some 500 schools are taking part in the school torch relay programme; 6 000 volunteers have registered to assist in staging the Games and receiving guests and spectators; and the local business sector has pledged more than $100 million in sponsorship for the Games.

95.       This grand event will contribute to the long-term development of our sporting culture and present new opportunities for our athletes and those aspiring to a career in sports. It will also promote a healthy lifestyle among the wider community.




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