Wong will be an 'ideal' Unicef ambassador

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 19 July, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 19 July, 2011, 12:00am


Veteran cyclist Wong Kam-po was appointed by Unicef Hong Kong as its ambassador to advocate children's rights. It is the first time an athlete has been appointed to the role.

The 38-year-old cyclist said he hoped to teach children everything he learned during his long cycling career. 'The spirit of sports is about teamwork and about never giving up,' he said. 'You must set your goals and work towards them.'

Wong has won numerous gold medals at the National Games on the mainland and at the Asian Games. He also represented Hong Kong at the Olympics four times.

Judy Chen Ching, chairwoman of Unicef's local committee, said Wong could be an ideal role model for children.

'[We are all] very familiar with his story of striving for achievements. His hard work is highly recognised,' Chen said.