Hong Kong at the Olympics

Hong Kong first competed at the Olympic Games in 1952, then as a British colony (British Hong Kong). Hong Kong has participated at every Summer Olympic Games (14 summer, 4 winter) since then except for the boycotted 1980 Games, and has also participated in the Winter Olympic Games since 2002.

Hong Kong at the
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NOCSports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
Websitewww.hkolympic.org (in Chinese and English)
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

The National Olympic Committee (NOC) for Hong Kong was founded 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. It was recognised by the IOC in 1951, and subsequently, Hong Kong was represented separately from Great Britain (for any gold medal ceremony, the colonial flag of Hong Kong was raised and the British national anthem was played) at all future Olympic Games.

After the sovereignty of Hong Kong was transferred to the People's Republic of China in 1997, the NOC for the special administrative region has been now known as Hong Kong, China. Hong Kong is represented separately at the Olympics by its own choice (for any gold medal ceremony the Hong Kong SAR flag is raised and the PRC national anthem is played, even on situations where athletes from China won silver or bronze medal, resulting in Hong Kong SAR flag flying above that of China). As permitted under its constitution as agreed upon handover from the United Kingdom (specifically, Article 151, Chapter 7 of The Basic Law), it "may, on its own, ... maintain and develop relations and conclude and implement agreements with foreign states and regions and relevant international organizations in the appropriate fields, including the economic, trade, financial and monetary, shipping, communications, tourism, cultural and sports fields."[1]

Hong Kong won its first medal in 1996, which was also its first gold medal. Since then, athletes from Hong Kong have won a total of 2 more medals.

In 2008, Hong Kong was the site of the equestrian venues for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

Medal tablesEdit

Medals by sportEdit

  Table tennis0101
Totals (3 sports)1113

List of medalistsEdit

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

See alsoEdit


External linksEdit

  • "Hong Kong". International Olympic Committee.
  • "Hong Kong". Olympmedia.com.
  • "Olympic Analytics/HKG". olympanalyt.com.
  • (ed.) Monique Berlioux (February 1977). "Hong Kong and Olympism" (PDF). Olympic Review. Lausanne: International Olympic Committee (112): 104–109. Retrieved 2007-07-29.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)