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Athlete Incentive Awards Scheme

Established by the HKSI in 1994, the Athlete Incentive Awards Scheme (the Scheme) provides cash incentives to local medal winners at various Major Games, with an aim to show recognition and appreciation to their hard work and dedication.

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust title sponsors the Scheme by providing cash awards to Hong Kong athletes who achieve outstanding performances at six Games including the Olympic Games (OG), the Paralympic Games (PG), the Asian Games (AG), the Asian Para Games (APG), the National Games (NG) and the World University Games (WUG).

Jockey Club Athlete Incentive Awards Scheme (HK$) 

Game

Medal
OG AG WUG NG PG APG
Individual            
Gold 3,000,000 400,000 500,000 300,000 400,000 54,000
Silver 1,500,000 200,000 250,000 150,000 200,000 27,000
Bronze 750,000 100,000 100,000 60,000 100,000 13,500
Team            
Gold 4,200,000 800,000 700,000 420,000 560,000 108,000
Silver 2,100,000 400,000 400,000 240,000 280,000 54,000
Bronze 1,050,000 200,000 200,000 120,000 140,000 27,000

29th Summer Universiade

The Summer Universiade (also known as the World University Games) is an international sporting event which is staged every two years and serves as the only platform that connects student around the world at athletic levels.

The 29th Summer Universiade took place in Chinese Taipei from 19 to 30 August 2017 and to recognise four Hong Kong athletes who won 2 gold and 2 bronze medals with cash incentives of HK$1,300,000. The cash awards were presented to athletes at the Jockey Club Athlete Incentive Awards Scheme Presentation Ceremony on 27 September 2017 at the HKSI.


13th National Games

The National Games, staged every four years, is the largest multi-sport Games held in mainland China where top athletes from all over the country compete for the highest honours.

Eighteen Hong Kong athletes wrapped up the 13th National Games with a historic count of 2 gold, 7 silver and 7 bronze medals, more than double the number of medals won at the last Games. Cash awards of HK$2,220,000 were presented to them at the Jockey Club Athlete Incentive Awards Scheme Presentation Ceremony on 27 September 2017 at the HKSI.


Games of the XXXI Olympiad

The Games of the XXXI Olympiad (Olympic Games) took place from 5 to 21 August 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city in Brazil, and it is the first Olympic Games to be staged on the continent of South America. 

In view of the resilient and never-give-up spirit exhibited on the Hong Kong athletes in the Rio Olympic Games, those who ranked up to 16th were awarded through the Scheme with cash incentives of over HK$4,000,000. The cash awards were presented to athletes at the Jockey Club Athlete Incentive Awards Scheme Presentation Ceremony on 19 October 2016 at the HKSI.


XV Paralympic Games

The XV Paralympic Games (Paralympic Games) is Latin America’s first Paralympic Games and took place between 7 and 18 September 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

In the Rio Paralympic Games, the Hong Kong athletes finished in athletics, boccia, swimming, table tennis and wheelchair fencing events with a total of 2 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze. In addition to the medallists, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust also gave out cash awards of HK$1,820,000 to those who ranked top eighth. The cash awards were presented to athletes at the Jockey Club Athlete Incentive Awards Scheme Presentation Ceremony on 3 November 2016 in the HKSI.

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