International Olympic Committee

HK IOC member to help juniors develop

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 10 October, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 10 October, 2009, 12:00am

Hong Kong's Timothy Fok Tsun-ting, who was re-elected as an IOC member yesterday, has vowed to focus on developing junior athletes during his new term. Fok, who was first elected in 2001, and is the city's Legislative Council member for sports, performing arts, culture and publication, has retained his IOC position for another eight-year term.

'The selection of Rio de Janeiro as the 2016 Games venue will see the Olympics reach every continent, and the next target will be developing more athletes at junior level,' Fok said. 'The inaugural Youth Olympics in Singapore next year is part of that process.'

Fok said IOC chief Jacques Rogge would attend December's East Asian Games in Hong Kong.