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Exchanges with Sports Professionals

The HKSI maintains frequent exchanges with sports professionals in mainland China and overseas, in order to stay at the forefront of global trends in elite sports development in areas such as athlete training, coaching, sports science and sports management.


International Representation


Representatives at International Federations
and Professional

Invitations as Guest Speakers

Peer Reviewed Publications

Exchange Programmes

MOUs for Collaboration

A six-member delegation led by Dr Lam Tai-fai, Chairman of the HKSI, met with representatives of the Preparation Office for the Olympic Games of the General Administration of Sport of China on 5 May 2018 in Beijing, China, to discuss the establishment of a Hong Kong Office under the Preparation Office to take forward joint Olympic Games preparation projects. The Preparation Office appointed Dr Lam as the Director of the Hong Kong Office. A follow-up visit was held on 11 June 2018 with a delegation of seven members led by Dr Lam. Meetings with several sports organisations in Beijing, including badminton, cycling, fencing and table tennis, were held to discuss the implementation of joint training programmes for Hong Kong athletes to prepare for the upcoming Asian Games and Olympic Games. This has led to unprecedented level of access for the Hong Kong teams to train with the China national teams.

The HKSI signed an MOU with Chinese Taipei’s Landseed Hospital on 30 November 2018 to offer convenient, timely and efficient medical services for HKSI Scholarship Athletes who sometimes train and compete there; and to establish a cooperative framework to share information and best practices in the field of sports medicine.

Another MOU was signed with Jiangsu Sports Bureau on 17 January 2019 to further cooperation in elite sport training, sports science and sports medicine support.

Shoulder Biomechanics Research Summit 2018

Co-organised by the Hong Kong Association of Sports Medicine & Sports Science; the Asian Federation of Sports Medicine; the International Federation of Sports Medicine; the Asian Shoulder Elbow Group; and the HKSI, a Shoulder Biomechanics Research Summit 2018 was held at the HKSI from 17 to 18 November 2018.

The theme of this first-ever shoulder biomechanics research summit in Hong Kong was “Advances in Shoulder Biomechanics in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine”. It provided a platform for international researchers to share best practices, latest technological advances and new evidence-based research on shoulder care. It was also an occasion for early-career researchers from around the world to present their latest achievements and explore new research directions and collaboration opportunities.

2018 World Bowling Coaching Conference

The 2018 World Bowling Coaching Conference – jointly organised by the Hong Kong Tenpin Bowling Congress and the HKSI – was held at the HKSI from 20 to 21 November 2018. Themed “Youth Development and Coaching”, the Conference encompassed many areas of youth development, including how to coach young athletes, education on anti-doping and a series of workshops with a tour of the Tenpin Bowling Centre and other facilities at the HKSI.

2018 AFSM Biennial Congress cum HKASMSS 30th Anniversary Sports Medicine Conference

This event was organised by the Hong Kong Association of Sports Medicine and Sports Science and the Asian Federation of Sports Medicine in partnership with the HKSI and the Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology of the Chinese University of Hong Kong at the HKSI from 1 to 2 December 2018. Themed “Sports Medicine for Excellence in Wellness and Performance”, this joint conference provided a unique opportunity for attendees to keep abreast of the latest knowledge in different aspects of sports medicine and sports science, such as sports injury prevention and management, sports nutrition and performance enhancement.

Elite Training Seminar Series

The HKSI organised five Elite Training Seminars during the year. These provided an interactive platform for sharing information and experience between all stakeholders – including coaches, athletes, sport science and medicine professionals, NSAs, sport administrators, academics and students – on topics such as innovative technologies in elite sport and application of sports science technology to enhance sports performance, training the gut, and communication techniques with young athletes’ parents and their guardians.

Notable Visitors to HKSI

The HKSI received a number of local and international visitors during the year to exchange views on various topics, ranging from youth sports development, sports science and service, high performance administration, coach education to elite training. Notable local and overseas visitors are as follows (in chronological order):

  • Mr Alan Cayetano, Foreign Secretary of the Republic of the Philippines 
  • Mr Takeshi Okada, Former Head Coach, Japan National Football Team 
  • Mr Chen Gang, President, Jiangsu Sports Bureau
  • Dr Dennis Ng Wang-pun, President, Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong 
  • Mrs Cherry Tse Ling Kit-ching, Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs 
  • Mr Liu Guoyong, Executive Director, Preparation Office for the Olympic Games of the General Administration of Sport of China and Director, Competition and Training Department of the General Administration of Sport of China
  • Mr Xavier Gonzalez, CEO, International Paralympic Committee, Mr Majid Rashed, President, Asian Paralympic Committee and Mr Lee Myung Ho, President, Korea Paralympic Committee
  • Dr May Arna Risberg, Professor of Department of Sport Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences in Norway and Dr Yuka Kimura, Assistant Professor of Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hirosaki University in Japan 
  • Mr Willy Lin Sun-mo, Chairman, Hong Kong Productivity Council
  • Dr Chang Huan-cheng, President, Landseed Hospital in Chinese Taipei 
  • Asian Federation of Sports Medicine Executive Committee and Council of Delegates, Cross Strait Four Regions Sports Medicine Alliance Executive Committee 
  • Mr Anthony Edgar, Head of Media Operation, International Olympic Committee, Mr Tu Xiaodong, Director of the Publicity Department, the General Administration of Sport of China and Mr Gianni Merlo, President, International Sports Press Association
  • Mr Cheung Kwok-kwan, Vice Chairman, Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong 
  • Delegates from the Winter Sports Management Centre of the General Administration of Sport of China and the Ski Association of Hong Kong, China
  • Mr Mahendra Kumar Rai, Deputy Director, Sports Science Academy of Nepal 
  • Mr Xu Bin, Director, Shanghai Administration of Sports 
  • Mr Tang Qiang, Director, Jiangsu Research Institute of Sports Science