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    7 Dec 2010 列印 E-mail

    Category

       Sports Policy

    Issue

    • Public Consultation on whether Hong Kong should bid to host the 2023 Asian Games.

    News Content

    • According to a government report to be tabled at Friday’s Legislative Council home affairs panel, public opinion is spilt 50-50 on whether Hong Kong should bid to host the 2023 Asian Games.
    • The two polls revealed the support rate in the second poll climber to 48.2% while opposition fell to 47%. But overall, those opposed the bidding stood at 48.9% while support rates stood at 46.3%. But the Home Affairs Bureau says when support from written submissions and online channels is taken into account, there is a 50-50 spilt.
    • The government attributed the rise in support rate to the success of the Guangzhou Asian Games. It also said the weight of objections was eased by ‘a detailed explanation of the potential cost of hosting the Games and of our policy framework for sports development’. 

    Questions

    • Although the government insisted it has put down a policy framework for sports development, the public is unaware of the framework. Its vision, goals, objectives, principles, components, roles and responsibilities and action plans is still unclear.
    • Even we agree the public opinion is spilt 50-50 on whether we should bid to host the games, the government should not rush for the bid.