The Sports Commission (SC) was established on 1 January 2005
to advise the Government on:
- the policies, strategies and implementation framework for
sports development in Hong Kong; and
- the provision of funding and resources in support of sports
development in Hong Kong, taking into account the input
from various stakeholders in sport through partnership
The SC is underpinned by three Committees, namely the Community
Sports Committee (CSC), the Elite Sports Committee (ESC) and the Major
Sports Events Committee (MSEC), to help develop and promote
sport in the community, elite sport and major sports events in
The CSC advises the Secretary for Home Affairs (SHA)
through the SC on wider participation in sport through
partnership with different sectors of the community, and on
funding priorities for supporting community sports programme
The ESC advises SHA through the SC on matters pertaining
to high performance sport, provides policy direction to the
Hong Kong Sports Institute, and advises on funding priorities for
supporting high performance sport and athletes.
The MSEC advises SHA through the SC on strategies and
initiatives for hosting major sports events through partnership with sports associations,
the tourism industry and the private sector, and on funding priorities
for major sports events.
Leisure and Cultural Services Department
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) promotes
sport in the community and administers funding support for relevant
organisations under the established sports policy. LCSD develops
and manages a wide range of sports and recreational facilities
for use by the general public, including sports centres, swimming
pool complexes, football pitches and tennis courts, which
are enjoyed by the public as well
as by National Sports Associations (NSAs) for training programmes
and local and international sporting events. LCSD
also supports and organises sports and recreational programmes
for the community, often in conjunction with the NSAs.
Hong Kong Sports Institute Limited
The Hong Kong Sports Institute Limited (HKSIL) was set up on
1 October 2004 to provide elite athletes with a high quality training
environment and support services with the aim of grooming
athletes to achieve good results in international
sporting events. The Hong Kong Sports Institute is
the training base for more than 1 100 athletes who
enjoy centralised support in terms of training facilities,
strength and conditioning, sports science and medicine, and accommodation. To support the elite training
programmes, the HKSIL receives funding from the Elite Athletes Development Fund, which was established with a one-off injection of $7 billion from the
Government in January 2012. The HKSIL also derives income from other sources such as commercial
sponsorship and private donations. The Elite Training Programme
at the Institute is the focus of the elite sport training
network in Hong Kong. In 2015-16, this programme will provide services to athletes in 17
"Tier A" sports (athletics, badminton, billiard sports, cycling,
fencing, gymnastics, karatedo, rowing, rugby sevens, sailing, squash, swimming, table tennis, tennis, tenpin bowling, windsurfing and wushu), and 13 "Tier B" sports (dance sports, dragon boat, equestrian, golf, judo, karting, lawn bowls, mountaineering, orienteering, roller sports, skating, taekwondo and triathlon) as well as to disabled athletes and
individual athletes in other sports.
Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of
Hong Kong, China
The Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong,
China (SF&OC) is the national Olympic Committee for Hong Kong.
It is also a member of the International Olympic Committee,
the Olympic Council of Asia and the East Asian Games Association.
The SF&OC is responsible for coordinating the development
of local sports organisations and for
leading the Hong Kong, China Delegation to participate in major international games. At present, there are altogether 75 member associations under the SF&OC.
The Government provides a recurrent subvention to the SF&OC
to meet its personnel, office and programme expenses and
to assist the SF&OC in organising seminars and training courses
for staff and officials of NSAs.
"National sports associations" (NSAs)
NSAs, as the local governing bodies of individual sports, are responsible
for the promotion and development of their respective sports
in Hong Kong. Affiliated to their respective international
federations and as members of the SF&OC, NSAs represent Hong
Kong in international events of the respective sports.
Achievements of Hong Kong athletes
Hong Kong athletes have attained outstanding achievements in international and regional sports events. In 2016, they won a total of 187 gold, 183 silver and 250 bronze medals.