Hong Kong at the Olympics

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

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

History[change | change source]

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.

Medalists[change | change source]

Competitors from Hong Kong have twice won Olympic medals:

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

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Official abbreviations" at The Games of the XVIII Olympiad, Tokyo, 1964, [p. 9 of 409 PDF]; retrieved 2012-10-12.
  2. "Abbreviations, National Olympic Committees," 2009 Annual Report, p. 91 [PDF p. 92 of 94]; retrieved 2012-10-12.

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