Hong Kong is set to jointly host China’s next National Games in 2025, along with Macau and Guangdong.
The city’s leader Carrie Lam and Secretary for Home Affairs Caspar Tsui attended the closing ceremony for this year’s games in Xi’an on Monday evening.
“Sports carry the power of encouraging and uniting people. I am grateful for the trust and support of the Central Government, allowing Hong Kong, Guangdong and Macau to host the 15th National Games together,” Lam said on Tuesday.
“The National Games are a major sports event with the highest level and largest scale in the nation. The hosting of the event will significantly boost the promotion of sports development in Hong Kong.”
Sporting events will be held at the new Kai Tak Sports Park, a 28-hectare venue at the site of the city’s former airport which is expected to be completed in 2023.
Hong Kong’s delegation won two gold and five bronze medals this year. The city last hosted the National Games in 2009.
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