Passing the Olympic Spirit: Youth Olympian Programme Launched at Ten Beneficiary Schools

The Youth Olympian Programme, co-organised by Sports Legacy and Hong Kong Olympic Fans Club under the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (SF&OC), was officially launched today (28 November 2022). The first term of the Programme runs from 2022 to 2024. The Programme aims at cultivating students’ interest in sports, promoting a healthy lifestyle and the Olympic values of “Excellence”, “Respect” and “Friendship”.

Students from 10 beneficiary schools will be coached by serving and retired Hong Kong athletes on various sports and fitness skills. They will also learn about the Olympic values through interactive games. Echoing the Government’s policy of promoting urban sports, the Programme provides students with a variety of urban sport classes such as skateboarding, sport climbing and breaking, in addition to fencing, cycling and table tennis. The Programme will also roll out a series of sport-related activities including “Little Ambassadors”, “Athletes Meet and Greet” and “Fun day”.

The kick-off ceremony for the Programme was held today at one of the beneficiary schools, Yuen Long Public Middle School (YLPMS) Alumni Association Tang Ying Yip Primary School. Dr. Herman S.M. HU, Vice President of SF&OC cum Chairman of Hong Kong Athletes Career & Education Programme Committee said, “We appreciate the generous support by Sotheby’s, HomeArt and friends from the sport and art sectors. We are also grateful for the efforts made by all participating schools and athletes. Their support is essential for Sports Legacy to continue to promote sports and Olympic values among primary school students.”

At the ceremony, TSANG Tsz Wa (Bboy Think) and the Good Job Brother team showcased breaking. Students of YLPMS Alumni Association Tang Ying Yip Primary School also demonstrated karatedo moves. Parents and students attending the ceremony were invited to experience skateboarding, kendo and karatedo.

Beneficiary schools of Youth Olympian Programme, 2022-2023 (in no particular order)
Shek Wu Hui Public SchoolYuen Long Public Middle School Alumni Association Tang Ying Yip Primary School
Father Cucchiara Memorial SchoolELCHK Ma On Shan Lutheran Primary School
Tin Shui Wai Government Primary SchoolFree Methodist Mei Lam Primary School
Pui Ling School Of The Precious BloodHHCKLA Buddhist Ching Kok Lin Association School
Y.C.H. Chan Iu Seng Primary SchoolKam Tsin Village Ho Tung School

Issued by: Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
Date: 28 November 2022