Vivian Kong realised what the Olympic Spirit was this week in Rio and it has galvanised her desire to go into humanitarian work. Photo: EPA
James Porteous
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James Porteous

How a shared smile at the Athletes’ Village taught Hong Kong fencer Vivian Kong the meaning of Olympic Spirit

“The tears were before the bout, the most emotional part was when they called my name,” says a pensive Kong as her thoughts switch to life after Rio

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Vivian Kong realised what the Olympic Spirit was this week in Rio and it has galvanised her desire to go into humanitarian work. Photo: EPA
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James Porteous

James Porteous

James Porteous has been a sports journalist for more than 15 years, covering events all over the world, from Olympics and Champions League finals right down to local amateur action. He writes a weekly column and brings you the latest news and interviews from sport in Hong Kong, China and beyond. Follow him on twitter @jamesporteous