Experienced elite trainer and sports administrator Dr Chung Pak-kwong has been appointed the Hong Kong Sports Development Board's director of elite training. Dr Chung will oversee the development of the current 12 focus sports housed at the Hong Kong Sports Institute, including elite coaching and funding, and the technical services provided for these 12 sports and its athletes, including sports science and sports medicine, athlete affairs, strength and conditioning. Billy Kong, vice-chairman of the Board, said Dr Chung had immense experience in both elite training and sports administration and was the right man for the job. 'Most applicants at the final selection had relevant qualifications, experience and background, but Dr Chung was among the best and most appropriate candidates for the job. The panel places high hopes on him in moving elite development forward towards the new millennium,' said Kong. Currently an associate professor and the course leader of physical education and recreation management degree course at the Hong Kong Baptist University, Dr Chung has spent time doing sports research for publications and articles related to sports science and physical fitness being publicised in major sports journals. A PhD graduate majoring in sports psychology and physical fitness at Springfield College in the US, he has been a certified tennis coach of the United States Professional Tennis Association since 1986 and has coached the Hong Kong men's and women's tennis teams for various university competitions at Asian and world levels. His 18-year involvement in Hong Kong sport also includes serving as executive member of various national sports associations. SDB chief executive Andrew Ma was delighted with the appointment. He said: 'Elite training in Hong Kong has, for the first time, received direct support from the government from April 1. 'The appointment of the director of elite training, together with the moving in of the SDB headquarters into the Sha Tin training complex, signifies the completion of SDB and HKSI integration which first started in 1994.' The International Olympic Committee (IOC) yesterday banned social drugs such as marijuana, crack, heroin and ecstasy from the Sydney Olympics. IOC director general Francois Carrard told a press conference the executive board had decided to put a provision in the Olympic Charter outlining the fight against drugs. The technicalities such as how and when testing will be carried out have yet to be finalised, he said.