Statement from GGHK2022 on Hong Kong’s Achievements at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

On the back of the historic success for Hong Kong’s athletes at Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the Gay Games 11 Hong Kong 2022 team offers our huge congratulations to each of the medal winners for their euphoric triumphs this summer.

Hong Kong is proudly celebrating Gold Medal success for Cheung Ka Long in the men’s individual foil, along with two Silver Medals for Siobhan Houghey in the women’s 100m and 200m freestyle, and three Bronze Medal wins for Doo Hoi Kem, Lee Ho Ching and Minnie Soo in the women’s table tennis team event, Grace Lau in the women’s solo kata, and Sarah Lee in the women’s track cycling sprint.

Their success is not only a resounding personal achievement in representing Hong Kong on the world stage, but also serves as an important springboard for next year’s Gay Games in November. Well done to the entire Hong Kong team for creating history in what was the city’s most successful ever Olympics!

As we look to ride the momentum from these monumental achievements, the first Gay Games in Asia will be yet another opportunity for us to show off Hong Kong’s increasing prominence in global sports at the world’s most inclusive sporting event in 2022.

Gay Games looks forward to welcoming 12,000 participants from all over the world regardless of ability, background, sexual orientation, gender identity, race and creed. It’s never too late to pick up a sport today and compete next year. We’ve also added non-Olympic sports such as dragonboat, esports and trail running! Do you dream of becoming a sports participant in a global sports event? This is your chance! Whether you have been playing your sport for 20 years, or just started, everyone is welcome!

Pre-registration is now open for interested participants, so be sure to sign up for what will be a defining event to showcase the city’s sporting prowess from all walks of life. We offer special funding support with free registration for young people aged 18-25 from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, Mainland China, and ASEAN member states.

The same fee waiver is also offered to foreign domestic helpers, refugees and asylum seekers based in Hong Kong.

 More details are available at the Games web site Hong Kong, this is our time to shine and make world history together!

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About Gay Games 11 Hong Kong 2023

Gay Games 11 Hong Kong will take place in 3-11 November 2023, the first event of its kind in Asia. Under the theme “Unity in Diversity” the Games will feature a wide variety of sporting events, opening closing ceremonies, festival village, and arts & culture events. Supporting organisations include the Equal Opportunities Commission, InvestHK, BrandHK and the Hong Kong Tourism Board.

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About the Federation of Gay Games (FGG)

The FGG mission is to promote equality and social change for LGBTQ+ people through its quadrennial sports and culture event, the Gay Games. Conceived by Dr. Tom Waddell, an Olympic decathlete, the Gay Games  principles are “Participation, Inclusion and Personal Best™” and it was first held in San Francisco in 1982. It is now the world’s largest quadrennial LGBTQ+ sports and cultural event open to all, that is organised and led by LGBTQ+ artists and athletes. Gay Games have  been held in San Francisco (1986), Vancouver (1990), New York (1994), Amsterdam (1998), Sydney (2002), Chicago (2006), Cologne (2010), and Cleveland+Akron (2014). The most recent Games,  in Paris (2018), involved over 10,000 participants from 91 countries, 3,000 volunteers, 36 sports, and 14 cultural events, and pumped 107.6 million Euros into the local economy. 

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