Source: Hong Kong Information Services
Cheering Larry has been selected as the Hong Kong Games’ mascot to promote the games.
Online public voting on the Hong Kong Games was conducted between June 26 and July 31. People were invited to select their favourite mascot to best represent the games from three shortlisted designs.
More than 3,000 votes were garnered and Cheering Larry received the highest number to become the games’ mascot. He will serve as an ambassador to promote the games.
Cheering Larry is a sports enthusiast whose name represents liveliness, achievement, record-breaking, rapport and youthfulness.
To encourage public participation in the games, he will show up in the publicity and community participation programmes and cheer on athletes during sports competitions.
District athlete selection for the 8th Hong Kong Games will be held from April 2021 to January 2022, while inter-district sports competitions will begin in March 2022.
The games is a major multi-sport event with the 18 District Councils as participating units.
It aims to encourage active public participation in sports, facilitate communication among districts, strengthen the public’s sense of belonging to their districts and promote community cohesion.
It is organised by the Sports Commission and co-ordinated by the Community Sports Committee, with the 18 District Councils, the Leisure & Cultural Services Department, the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China, and respective National Sports Associations as co-organisers.