Asian Games

False starts

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 15 January, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 15 January, 2011, 12:00am


May 12 Estimated funding of HK$1.92 billion for 2006 Asian Games bid approved by legislators

November Government announces Hong Kong will bid for the 2006 Asian Games


June 27 Hong Kong submits formal bid for hosting the Asian Games

November 13 City loses bid for 2006 Asian Games


January Motion initiated by Ip Kwok-him supporting a 2019 Asian Games bid passes in Legco

March Timothy Fok Tsun-ting asks Asian Council of the Olympic Committee to postpone deadline for submitting letter of intent to join the 2023 Asian Games bid

June Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong submits letter of intent to the Olympic Committee

September Government introduces its public consultation exercise 'Should Hong Kong bid to host the 2023 Asian Games?'

September 22 Government estimates cost of hosting the Games to be HK$44.5 billion, including HK$14.5 billion of direct costs and HK$30 billion of indirect costs. It later estimates total cost to exceed HK$55 billion when including inflation

October Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong announces it will not support city's bid for 2023 Games

November 10 Asian Games Provisional Bid Committee announces direct cost to host Games could be no less than HK$6 billion

December 18 Home affairs panel passes motion to scrap the bid


January 12 Liberal Party speaks against bid for 2023 Asian Games