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SBD Global/February 27, 2014/Olympics

Aging Hong Kong Sports Federation And Olympic Committee VPs To Stand Down

Three aging Hong Kong Sports Federation and Olympic Committee VPs will be replaced next month "amid criticism of its domination by a small cadre who have power over the selection of athletes for the Olympics, Asian Games and other multi-sport events," according to Chan Kin-wa of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. The committee said this week that "there would be an election of its 14 office bearers at its annual meeting on March 27." Hu Fa-kuang, Tong Yun-kai and Wong Wah-sang, who have held vice-presidential positions since '92, "will have to step down, after reaching the age of 80," as IOC regulations stipulate. Though the deadline for nominations is not until next Wednesday, it is believed that "their posts are likely to be taken up by Herman Hu Shao-ming, Tong Wai-lun and Pui Kwan-kay" (SCMP, 2/26).
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