Incheon 2013 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games officially begins
It is a wonderful evening in Incheon with the official Opening Ceremony of the Incheon 2013 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) held in the Samsan World Gymnasium. All participating countries / regions marched in during the Ceremony including Hong Kong, which came the second last, was led by the flag bearer Ms. NG On Yee, the billiard athlete who has won the world champion title for Hong Kong.
The Organizing Committee scheduled the Opening Ceremony on 29 June 2013 at 18:00 in the Samsan World Gymnasium, with the cultural performance started as the pre-show. The Marching-in of athletes came very last, Hong Kong athletes and officials, including sports of Billiard, Swimming and Go, dressed in their FILA uniform, headed by Ms. NG On Yee, marched into the venue before Korean delegation. Other members from Hong Kong failed to show up due to the training or competition scheduled on the next day.
The programme followed by the speeches of Organizing Committee and Olympic Council of Asia and the final show of the programme was the lighting of the cauldron inside and outside the Opening Ceremony venue.
For Hong Kong team in Incheon, the competitions of Futsal, Muay and Billiard have started, while most of the Hong Kong team members have already arrived Incheon these days to prepare for their competitions in the AIMAG. For more details of the competition schedule and results, please kindly refer to www.hkolympic.org for details.
Last but not least, the Federation would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to Home Affairs Bureau and Leisure and Cultural Services Department for their support. Special thanks should also go to FILA Marketing (Hong Kong) Limited for its sponsorship of sportswear and Korean Air for its sponsorship of discount air tickets to the Hong Kong, China Delegation.
Issued by: Headquarter in Incheon, Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
Date: 29 June 2013