The Hong Kong team carry the flag into the stadium at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. What does it mean to be a Hong Kong athlete now? Photo: AP The Hong Kong team carry the flag into the stadium at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. What does it mean to be a Hong Kong athlete now? Photo: AP
The Hong Kong team carry the flag into the stadium at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. What does it mean to be a Hong Kong athlete now? Photo: AP
Patrick Blennerhassett
Opinion

Opinion

Patrick Blennerhassett

China’s erosion of Hong Kong’s autonomy poses a question for its athletes: what does it mean to represent the flag?

  • Beijing’s National Security Law, which many feel is another encroachment on the city’s ‘one country, two systems’, invariably bleeds into sport
  • Hong Kong’s international athletes will soon head out into a drastically different world, representing a city now much different in many ways

The Hong Kong team carry the flag into the stadium at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. What does it mean to be a Hong Kong athlete now? Photo: AP The Hong Kong team carry the flag into the stadium at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. What does it mean to be a Hong Kong athlete now? Photo: AP
The Hong Kong team carry the flag into the stadium at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. What does it mean to be a Hong Kong athlete now? Photo: AP
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