The department of rehabilitation sciences (RS) of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) will be sending as many as 62 volunteers to provide sports therapy services to the worldwide athletes during the Olympic Games. Addressing the launching ceremony on May 6, Professor Yu Changlong, counsellor of the medical services/games services department of the Beijing Organising Committee for the 29th Olympic Games, said: 'We are deeply honoured to be selected by Beijing authorities for recruiting volunteers as the world's only university to provide such services for the Beijing Olympic Games. 'This is yet another recognition for PolyU after its designation by the Chinese Olympic Committee as a Collaborative Research Partner for the Games.' The selection began in March. A total of 15 volunteers were subsequently appointed to be stationed in Beijing, including seven graduates of RS, six Year Three and two Year Two students. They will join force with mainland therapists to provide professional services to athletes from all over the world.