Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor (in pink blouse, first row) and sports chief Timothy Fok Tsun-ting (first row, third right)  pose with members of the Hong Kong delegation during a flag presentation ceremony for the Tokyo Olympic Games, at Government House on July 8. Photo: Xinhua
Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor (in pink blouse, first row) and sports chief Timothy Fok Tsun-ting (first row, third right) pose with members of the Hong Kong delegation during a flag presentation ceremony for the Tokyo Olympic Games, at Government House on July 8. Photo: Xinhua

Letters | Tokyo Olympics: before the medals, cheers for the also-rans who made Games happen

  • As all athletes brave the risk of contracting Covid-19 and its possible long-term health effects, the non-medallists should be acknowledged for enabling the Games to take place
  • All competitors exemplify the spirit of sportsmanship and are the ‘winners’ of these Games, even if they do not end up on the podium

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor (in pink blouse, first row) and sports chief Timothy Fok Tsun-ting (first row, third right)  pose with members of the Hong Kong delegation during a flag presentation ceremony for the Tokyo Olympic Games, at Government House on July 8. Photo: Xinhua
Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor (in pink blouse, first row) and sports chief Timothy Fok Tsun-ting (first row, third right) pose with members of the Hong Kong delegation during a flag presentation ceremony for the Tokyo Olympic Games, at Government House on July 8. Photo: Xinhua
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