- Leisure and Cultural Services Department
- Sports Commission
- Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
- Hong Kong Paralympic Committee
- Hong Kong Sports Institute Limited
- “National sports associations” (NSAs)
Leisure and Cultural Services Department
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) is responsible for promoting sports in the community and providing financial subsidies for related organisations according to the Government’s sports policies. The LCSD develops and manages sports and recreation facilities for public use, including sports centres, swimming pools, football stadiums, tennis courts, etc., for recreational purposes of the public, as well as training, local and international sports events for the NSAs. The LCSD often collaborates with the NSAs to provide support and organise sports and recreational events in the community.
The Sports Commission (SC) was established on 1 January 2005 to advise the Government on:
- the policies, strategies and implementation framework for sports development in Hong Kong; and
- the provision of funding and resources in support of sports development in Hong Kong, taking into account the input from various stakeholders in sports through partnership and collaboration.
The SC is underpinned by three Committees, namely the Community Sports Committee (CSC), the Elite Sports Committee (ESC) and the Major Sports Events Committee (MSEC), to help develop and promote sports in the community, elite sports and major sports events in Hong Kong.
The CSC advises the Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism (SCST) through the SC on wider participation in sports through partnership with different sectors of the community, and on funding priorities for supporting community sports programmes and initiatives.
The ESC advises the SCST through the SC on matters pertaining to high performance sports, provides policy direction to the HKSI, and advises on funding priorities for supporting high performance sports and athletes.
The MSEC advises the SCST through the SC on strategies and initiatives for hosting major sports events through partnership with sports organisations, the tourism industry and the private sector, and on funding priorities for major sports events.
Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
The Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (SF&OC) is the National Olympic Committee for Hong Kong, and also a member of the International Olympic Committee and the Olympic Council of Asia. The SF&OC is responsible for coordinating the development of local sports organisations and for leading the Hong Kong, China Delegation to participate in major international games. The Government provides a recurrent subvention to the SF&OC to meet its personnel, office, training and career programme expenses.
Hong Kong Paralympic Committee
The Hong Kong Paralympic Committee (HKPC) is the National Paralympic Committee for Hong Kong, and also a member of the International Paralympic Committee and the Asian Paralympic Committee. The HKPC is responsible for coordinating the development of local Para-sports organisations and for leading the Hong Kong, China Delegation to participate in major international games. The Government provides a recurrent subvention to the HKPC to meet its personnel, office and programme expenses.
Hong Kong Sports Institute Limited
The Hong Kong Sports Institute Limited (HKSI) was set up on 1 October 2004 to provide elite athletes with a high quality training environment and support services with the aim of grooming athletes to achieve good results in international sports events. In 2012, the Government has established the Elite Athletes Development Fund as a stable financial source of the HKSI.
“National sports associations” (NSAs)
NSAs, as the local governing bodies of individual sports, are responsible for the promotion and development of their respective sports in Hong Kong. Affiliated to their respective international federations and as members of the SF&OC, NSAs represent Hong Kong in international events of their respective sports and play an important role in sports development.