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Hong Kong's sports management must catch up to a high level

2021-07-30T10:09:52.088Z

Hong Kong athletes shined in the Tokyo Olympics, demonstrating world-class skills. However, the jerseys are not well arranged, and the administrative management of the sports organization is obviously improper. The organization originally intended to assist athletes in the smooth competition, with practical results



Hong Kong athletes shined in the Tokyo Olympics, demonstrating world-class skills.

But the jerseys are not well arranged, and the administrative management of the sports organization is obviously improper.

The organization originally intended to assist athletes in the smooth competition, but the actual effect is likely to be unhelpful.


As the Hong Kong Association and Olympic Committee pointed out, "The clothes worn in individual sports competitions... are coordinated and coordinated by the National Sports Association to which the athletes belong." The arrangement of the badminton jerseys for the Olympics is improperly arranged. Of course, the Hong Kong Badminton Association is Unshirkable responsibility.

But on the other hand, the Hong Kong Association and Olympic Committee, as the main coordinating body of the Hong Kong sports arena, is responsible for selecting and appointing candidates for the Hong Kong delegation, and has a close cooperative relationship with the local sports associations.

Including the Badminton Association, about 80 local sports associations are members of the Hong Kong Association and Olympic Committee.

If in a world-class sports event such as the Olympics, President Yu also failed to properly arrange administrative measures to facilitate and support athletes representing Hong Kong, how can the Hong Kong Association and the Olympic Committee fail?

It issued a statement on July 26 stating that "in the future, it will discuss this issue with the sports associations," but I am afraid it has not fulfilled its responsibilities.

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Disorganized sports management

In fact, the management of sports organizations in Hong Kong has been criticized more than once.

For example, the National Audit Office pointed out last year that the Hong Kong Association and Olympic Committee has no mechanism to ensure that members comply with the provisions of the Articles of Association of the Hong Kong Association and Olympic Committee.

In the audit report, the Hong Kong Association and Olympic Committee were also recommended to take measures to improve the governance of the organization and expand the interest declaration mechanism.

As the Hong Kong Football Association and Olympic Committee, the Hong Kong Football Association is notorious.

The audit committee under its jurisdiction was revealed last year and had not met for many years, and the FA Chairman Bei Junqi, who is currently the head of the Hong Kong Olympic delegation, even pointed out that since the committee is not formed, it will naturally not meet. This is obviously important to the audit report. Sex is disapproving.

For similar governance issues, according to a 2015 audit report, it can also be seen that the Hong Kong Sports Institute has a loose style.

As an important institution responsible for the promotion of elite sports training and support, the National Audit Office has repeatedly criticized the low attendance rate of individual directors and only adopts a single-tier interest declaration system, which only requires directors to declare when there is a conflict of interest. Has also violated strict rules to prevent conflicts of interest.

Can't just fund without supervision

From the Hong Kong Sports Institute, which trains athletes, the National Sports Association, which promotes and develops individual sports, to the Hong Kong Association and Olympic Committee, which represents the sports arena, although all three are non-governmental organizations or organizations, they are in fact misadministrative and inconsistent with social expectations. The government is duty-bound.

All directors of the Hong Kong Sports Institute are nominated by the Secretary for Home Affairs and are developed in accordance with the policy set by the Home Affairs Bureau. There are about 60 sports subsidy schemes in the National Sports Association, which receive block funding under the Sports Support Scheme of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department; The Hong Kong Association and Olympic Committee also received a lot of public funding through the Arts and Sports Development Fund, Home Affairs Grants, and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

Moreover, the total funding allocated by the government to the Hong Kong Association and Olympic Committee and 60 sports associations is gradually increasing from about 300 million yuan a year to more than 500 million yuan.

Have the authorities ensured that public funds are used appropriately so that athletes can continue to play to their fullest in the competition?

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The management of sports organizations in Hong Kong has been criticized as "hereditary" in the past.

For example, when the two former vice presidents of the Hong Kong Association and Olympic Committee, Tang Enjia and Hu Faguang, retired, their sons Tang Guikui and Hu Xiaoming took over respectively. Tang and his son were also the president and chairman of the Badminton Association; and the Hong Kong Association and Olympic Committee The vice chairman of the committee, Huo Qigang, is well known as the son of chairman Huo Zhenting.

Of course, sports interests are often inherited, and it is common to inherit from the father's will. However, whether the new generation of sports management will continue to follow the old fashions or whether they can reform Hong Kong's sports governance is a matter of public concern.

Zhang Jialang, He Shibei and others have proved that the strength of Hong Kong's elite athletes has risen to a world-class level.

If Hong Kong's sports management fails to keep up with needs, it will only be a drag in the end.

Elite athletes are under pressure. The society should understand the importance of public opinion. Wu Jialang's jersey is not politicized. It is the glory of athletes to represent Hong Kong. It is the glory of Hong Kong to put aside political differences. Focus on athletes' efforts. Inadvertent mistakes do not break the law Yu, the general statement has been contacted by the Hong Kong Association and the Olympic Committee to help Wu Jialang wear the Indian regional flag jersey to play Wu Jialang jersey. The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of China owes Zhou Quan to Mu Jiajun to post another article. People

Source: hk1

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