Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China

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Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China logo
Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China logo
Country/Region  Hong Kong, China
Code HKG
Created 1950
Recognized 1951
Continental
Association
OCA
Headquarters Hong Kong
President Timothy Fok
Website http://www.hkolympic.org/

The Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (Traditional Chinese: 中國香港體育協會暨奧林匹克委員會; in short SF&OC, 港協暨奧委會) is the national olympic committee (NOC) of Hong Kong. As such it is a separate member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The current president is Timothy Fok. The headquarters building is called the Hong Kong Olympic House, located beside Hong Kong Stadium.

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Hong Kong at the Olympic Games

Flag of Hong Kong
IOC code  HKG
NOC Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
Website www.hkolympic.org (Chinese) (English)
Olympic history
Summer Games
Winter Games

Prior the People's Republic of China (PRC) assumed sovereignty over the former British crown colony of Hong Kong in 1997, the committee was named Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong and participated in 12 games (all summer) under the name just "Hong Kong".

After the 1997, Hong Kong become a special territory as a result of the earlier 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration, which stipulates that, albeit being part of China, it enjoys a highly autonomous status. The Basic Law, its constitution, guarantees the territory's right to join international organisations and events independently (such as the Olympic games) that are not restricted to sovereign states, under the new name "Hong Kong, China". If any of the Hong Kong athletes medal in the Olympics, the Hong Kong flag is raised during the medal ceremony; the PRC national anthem is played for any gold medalists.

At the 2008 Summer Games, the territory hosted the equestrian events.

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