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$)
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. The Games is the first Olympic Games to be staged on the continent of South America. Over 10,000 athletes from some 200 countries and regions competed in 306 events of 28 sports. Two sports are newly added this year, golf returns to the Games for the first time since 1904 and rugby sevens makes its Olympic debut.
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 HK$188,000 (individual event) and HK$263,000 (team event) respectively. The cash awards were presented to athletes at the Jockey Club Athlete Incentive Awards Scheme Presentation Ceremony on 19 October 2016 at the HKSI.
- List of Cash Incentives for Hong Kong Athletes
- Hong Kong Athletes Participating at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
- Official Website of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
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. Over 4,300 athletes, representing some 160 nations and regions participated in this world-class Games, competing for a total of 528 medals across 22 sports. With triathlon and canoe making their Paralympic debuts, the Games is calling for increasing participation in different para-sports at all levels.
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$25,000 and HK$35,000 respectively to those individuals and teams 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.