The Hong Kong Olympic Committee will next week push the idea of hosting a major games in 2009 - either the prestigious China National Games or the smaller East Asian Games - and will press the government once again to build a multi-sports stadium capable of realising this dream. 'This is a subject which will crop up at our next council meeting on the 20th of this month. We have not committed ourselves to pursuing the East Asian Games. This idea is but one of many being explored right now as Hong Kong tries to relaunch itself after the Sars outbreak,' said Timothy Fok Tsun-ting, president of the Hong Kong Olympic Committee. Fok also urged the government to provide the facilities which would make Hong Kong capable of hosting major sporting events. In his speech at the motion debate relaunching Hong Kong at the Legislative Council yesterday, Fok said there was an urgent need to talk less and do more to show the world that Hong Kong has the right stuff. 'I appeal to all not just to talk the talk, but also walk the walk. To create a buzz, as is the intention of this relaunch campaign, we cannot just advertise our virtues by calling Hong Kong the 'World City of Asia'. We need to follow it up with action,' said Fok. 'We too must demonstrate ambition and the commitment beyond grand gestures conceived on Madison Avenue. We have been talking about a stadium that meets our needs since 1998 and it is urgent that we build one soon so that we can host momentous events.' There has already been reports that Hong Kong could follow Macau, host of the 2005 East Asian Games, and bid for the next event four years later. But there has been suggestions in some quarters that hosting the China National Games in that same year would serve Hong Kong's purpose better. 'If Hong Kong were to host any major sporting event, we must make sure that the outcome is sensational because we have already put ourselves high on a pedestal as a 'World City'. Once you have made a boast, you had better live up to your own billing,' said Fok. It is felt that hosting the China National Games would be more prestigious as not only will it offer a better quality of competition and more sports than the East Asian Games, but coming soon after the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the prospects of seeing a number of top mainland athletes in action here would make the event more glamorous. The China National Games are closely contested by all the provinces on the mainland and is of a far higher standard compared to the East Asian Games. Top nations like China, Korea and Japan normally don't send their best athletes to the East Asian Games. Hong Kong has taken part at the past two China National Games. There has been a reluctance by the Hong Kong Olympic Committee to make a renewed bid for the biggest quadrennial event in Asia - the Asian Games. Hong Kong, with government backing, made a bid to host the 2006 Asian Games but lost out to Doha, Qatar. 'There is a feeling that with the present set-up, Hong Kong is unlikely to bid for the 2010 Asian Games as we would lose to Kuala Lumpur,' said Con Conway, vice-president of the Hong Kong Olympic Committee. 'Hong Kong is not as well connected as Malaysia and bidding for 2010 is most probably out. But if we had to wait until 2014 that is too long to get stadia built. We need to host some other big event in the near future and get the government to build us the facilities.'