Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Olympic Stars Coming to Hong Kong

Hong Kong fans are going to be excited to see Fu Yuanhui this weekend
The euphoria of the Summer Games in Rio have begun to evaporate, but it will extend in Hong Kong this weekend when the Chinese gold medallists come here to show off why they're in the best in the world.

Sixty-four Olympians will come, including the 12 "golden girls" of the women's volleyball team who won gold for the first time since 2004, along with their coach Lang Ping.

Diver Wu Minxia will show off her diving skills
Others include diver Wu Minxia, swimming Sun Yang and badminton player Chen Long.

Even though badminton bad boy Lin Dan was unsuccessful in defending his title, he will also be in Hong Kong, as well as bronze medallist Fu Yuanhui, who became an internet darling for her post race interview when she found out from a reporter she came in third, and being open and honest about her menstrual cramps.

Hong Kong Olympic officials had been requesting Fu to come, but the previous policy from the Chinese side was only to have gold medallists come here.

But Fu's attendance was confirmed by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying today, which will surely thrill those who managed to snag the 5,700 tickets that went on sale on Monday morning and were gone by 1pm.

Superstar Lin Dan will demonstrate his badminton prowess
Already some of the tickets are being scalped for as much as 1,000 yuan each, when they were bought for only HK$20, each person able to buy a maximum of two tickets.

The athletes' visit starts here on Saturday, when they will hold table tennis and diving demonstrations at Queen Elizabeth Stadium and Victoria Park, and participate in a variety show in Sunday.

They will also have a meet-and-greet session with young people in Ma On Shan, and visit the Hong Kong Sports Institute to meet local athletes.

Attention will definitely be on Fu and wonder what she'll inadvertently gab about next!

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