Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races awarded prestigious “M” Mark status

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8th June 2024 – (Hong Kong) The Major Sports Events Committee (MSEC) has announced the prestigious “M” Mark status awarded to the upcoming Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races, scheduled to take place from 15th to 16th June at Tsim Sha Tsui East Promenade.

Mr. Wilfred Ng, Chairman of the MSEC, highlighted the significance of this event within Hong Kong’s sports landscape. He emphasised that, in line with other “M” Mark events, the Dragon Boat Races would serve as a platform to promote sports development, showcase Hong Kong’s ability to host world-class events, and inject vibrancy into the city. The event is expected to attract international visitors and further solidify Hong Kong’s position as a hub for major international sports engagements.

Known as one of Hong Kong’s highly anticipated summer events, the Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races will feature thrilling races by top dragon boat teams from around the world. Beyond the competition, spectators can immerse themselves in Hong Kong’s unique Eastern charm through an array of cultural performances and delectable food stalls.

The “M” Mark System, established by the MSEC, aims to encourage local national sports associations, private organizations, and non-governmental entities to host more major international sports events and nurture them into sustainable endeavours. Events that meet the assessment criteria are granted the esteemed “M” Mark status, with some events also receiving funding support.