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Sporting Events in Hong Kong

Queen Elizabeth II Cup (Horse Racing)
Date: April
Location: Sha Tin Racecourse
A Group One Thoroughbred horse race established in 1975 by the Hong Kong Jockey Club. It is run at a distance of 2,000 meters on turf. It is being sponsored by the distinguished Swiss Watchmaker Audemars Piguet since 1999, and offers a purse of HK$14 million.

Champions Challenge (Tennis)
Date: January
Location: Victoria Park Tennis Stadium, Causeway Bay
This is the premier women’s tennis tournament held annually in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Invitational Cricket Festival
Date: November
Location: Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Invitational Cricket Festival attracts cricket fans from across the world to join in one Asia’s biggest sixes cricket festivals. Around thirty-five teams come together from all over the world to this festival which has both men’s and women’s teams vying with each other.

Hong Kong Sevens (Rugby)
Date: March Location: Hong Kong Stadium, Causeway Bay
The Hong Kong Sevens is  rugby event, started in 1976, this pioneering Hong Kong event has taken the rugby sevens game to an international level that attracts rugby teams from across the world. Twenty four teams vie with each other for three trophies, watched by nearly 40,000 fans Hong Kong Stadium.

China Coast Race Week (Sailing)
Date: October Location: Hong Kong
Around forty vessels and sailors from across the world race in the annual China Coast Race Week to either Hainan in China or Nha Trang in Vietnam.

International Dragon Boat Races
Date: June and July
Location: Sha Tin, Hong Kong
Teams from across Asia meet in the picturesque Hong Kong Harbour to participate in the International Dragon Boat Races. Thousands reach this spot and cheer on the ornately designed 30-foot dragon boats which have twenty rowers each, led by a drummer sitting ahead. An added attraction is the food and drink stalls along the harbor front.

San Fernando Race (Yacht Racing)
Date: April Location: Hong Kong
The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club organizes this Category 1 Offshore Race once every two years so as to alternate with the China Sea Race. Sailors from all over the world start at the club at Hong Kong and sail all the way to San Fernando.

Hong Kong Open (Golf)
Date: November
Location: Hong Kong Golf Club
The Hong Kong Open is being held at the scenic Hong Kong Golf Club located in Fanling every year since 1959. This is the second-longest running professional golf tournament in Asia. Talent from all over the world gathers here and vies for not just the prize money of US$1.2 million but also to attain the winning title.

Hong Kong Triathlon Asian Cup
Date: October
Location: Hong Kong
This extremely tough triathlon has participants cycling, swimming and running to beat competition from across the world. It is one of the biggest events in the country.

Hong Kong Marathon
Date: March
Location: Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Golden Bauhinia Square, Wan Chai
The Hong Kong Marathon is a part of the Greatest Race on Earth marathon that covers four marathons in four continents. It includes a 10 km run, a half marathon and a full marathon. The winners can walk away with US$1 million while enjoying the scenic beauty along the way.

Hong Kong League Cup (Soccer)
Date: January
Location: Venues all over Hong Kong
The Hong Kong League Cup is an annual football tournament played by the Hong Kong First Division League teams. The teams are divided into two groupsA &B. each team plays with the other teams within the group until only two teams remain from each group. These four semi-finalist teams finally compete with each other such that the first team in Group A vies with the second team in Group B while the second team in Group A plays against the first team in Group B. The final between the two winning semifinalists is played in the Hong Kong stadium.

Triennial Intervarsity Games (Multiple Sports)
Date: January
Location: Flora Ho Sports Centre, Lindsay Ride Sports Centre, Stanley Ho Sports Centre
Since 1949, the University of Hong Kong has been organizing the Triennial Intervarsity Games, an international sports event. Nearly sixty years later, this is one of the most popular sporting events in Hong Kong today. University students from across Asia participate in this major triennial tournament.

 

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