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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$) 


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
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 through sport.

This year’s Summer Universiade will be held in Chinese Taipei from 19 to 30 August 2017 and will feature 21 sports events including Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Diving, Fencing, Football, Golf, Artistic Gymnastics, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Roller Sports, Judo, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Volleyball, Water Polo, Weightlifting and Wushu, as well as Billiards as the demonstration sport.

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.

The re-unification with mainland China provided Hong Kong athletes the opportunity to compete against their counterparts in the Mainland for the first time at the 8th National Games held in Shanghai in 1997. Cyclist Wong Kam-po won the first ever National Games gold medal for Hong Kong.

This year’s National Games, to be held from 27 August to 8 September 2017 in Tianjin, features 33 sports. Over 1,000 medals for Athletics, Badminton, Cycling, Fencing, Gymnastics, Rowing, Sailing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Windsurfing, Wushu, etc. will be presented. To encourage mass participation, 19 mass sports competitions such as Dragon Boat and Rock Climbing were added this year.

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. 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.

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.  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.