The Olympic torch, carried by runner J.M. Park, crosses Victoria Harbour on a boat, in 1964. Photo: China Mail

When the Olympic torch came to Hong Kong in 1964

  • Hong Kong was one of 12 cities through which the flame passed on its way from Greece to Japan for the 1964 Games, which was the first time the event was held in Asia
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The Olympic torch, carried by runner J.M. Park, crosses Victoria Harbour on a boat, in 1964. Photo: China Mail
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Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton is a Hong Kong-based journalist. She joined the Post in 2018, where she covers travel and tourism in Asia in her weekly column, Destinations Known.