Edgar Cheung and athletes gets lifelong free admission to Water World
Star fencer Edgar Cheung Ka-long and other local Tokyo Olympics medalists can enjoy life-long free admission to Ocean Park's Water World.
Eight athletes and Hong Kong fencing coach Gregory Koenig were invited to a fun day at the water park on Tuesday with their teammates, family, and friends.
A Water World spokesman wrote in a press statement that to honor the Hong Kong athletes’ outstanding achievements at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Ocean Park presented medalists with lifetime passes to Water World along with additional annual passes.
Other Hong Kong athletes who took part in the Games were given annual passes.
Timothy Fok Tsun-ting, the president of Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China, attended the event and said his committee will fight to host the opening ceremony of the 2025 National Games of China in Hong Kong.
The 2025 Games will be jointly hosted by Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macau.
Fok said he hopes more of National Games competitions will be hosted by Hong Kong.
The recent success brought by Hong Kong athletes is supported by the government's proposal to establish the Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau. Fok said he will continue to discuss with the government on long-term mechanisms for supporting athletes.
Ocean Park Corporation's chairman Lau Ming-wai, who presented free passes to athletes, said that Ocean Park is glad to be joining forces with the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China to promote sports development in Hong Kong.