Hong Kong, China (HKG)

Overview

NOCSports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
Flagbearers49

Participants

Olympic Games 352
Youth Olympic Games 61
Other competitors with HKG nationality 11

Description

The National Olympic Committee of Hong Kong was formed on 24 November 1950 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 7 May 1951, at the IOC session in Vienna. Hong Kong first competed at the 1952 Olympic Games and has since missed only the 1980 Moskva Olympics.

Despite this long Olympic history, prior to 1996, no Hong Kong athlete had ever finished in the top 10. In Atlanta, Lee Lai Shan won Hong Kong’s first Olympic medal, a gold in mistral windsurfing. At Tokyo 2020, Honk Kong won its second gold medal ever, by Edgar Cheung in men’s fencing individual foil. Only two athletes from Hong Kong have won two Olympic medals, both women: track cyclist Sarah Lee (two bronze) in 2012 and 2020, and swimmer Siobhán Haughey, with two silver, both at Tokyo 2020.

On 1 July 1997, China regained sovereignty over Hong Kong, but it was agreed that the territory would retain a separate Olympic identity as Hong Kong, China.

Hong Kong first competed at the Olympic Winter Games in 2002, represented by two female short-track speed skaters, Christy Ren and Cordia Tsoi. The nation has never missed an edition of the Winter Olympics since. Han Yue Shuang competed in women’s short-track speed skating in 2006 and 2010, becoming the only Hong Kong, China athlete to appear at two Olympic Winter Games through 2022. Her 18th place in the 2006 1,000 metres is the best finish for the country at the Winter Olympics.

Participations by edition

Olympic Games

Edition As Men Women Total
1952 Summer Olympics Hong Kong 2 2 4 Results
1956 Summer Olympics Hong Kong 2 0 2 Results
1960 Summer Olympics Hong Kong 4 0 4 Results
1964 Summer Olympics Hong Kong 38 1 39 Results
1968 Summer Olympics Hong Kong 11 0 11 Results
1972 Summer Olympics Hong Kong 10 0 10 Results
1976 Summer Olympics Hong Kong 23 2 25 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Hong Kong 36 11 47 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Hong Kong 38 10 48 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Hong Kong 28 10 38 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Hong Kong 14 9 23 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Hong Kong, China 19 12 31 Results
2002 Winter Olympics Hong Kong, China 0 2 2 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Hong Kong, China 14 18 32 Results
2006 Winter Olympics Hong Kong, China 0 1 1 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Hong Kong, China 17 17 34 Results
2010 Winter Olympics Hong Kong, China 0 1 1 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Hong Kong, China 21 20 41 Results
2014 Winter Olympics Hong Kong, China 1 0 1 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Hong Kong, China 15 22 37 Results
2018 Winter Olympics Hong Kong, China 0 1 1 Results
2020 Summer Olympics Hong Kong, China 17 26 43 Results
2022 Winter Olympics Hong Kong, China 2 1 3 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Edition As Men Women Total
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Hong Kong, China 7 7 14 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Hong Kong, China 10 8 18 Results
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Hong Kong, China 8 17 25 Results
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Hong Kong, China 3 1 4 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 1 2 3 Results
Archery 6 4 10 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 1 1 2 Results
Athletics 18 10 28 Results
Badminton 12 11 23 Results
Boxing 2 0 2 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 11 2 13 Results
Cycling Mountain Bike (Cycling) 1 1 2 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 19 1 20 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 6 6 12 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 6 0 6 Results
Equestrian Eventing (Equestrian) 1 0 1 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 2 1 3 Results
Fencing 26 10 36 Results
Golf 0 1 1 Results
Hockey 17 0 17 Results
Judo 10 3 13 Results
Karate 0 1 1 Results
Marathon Swimming (Aquatics) 1 1 2 Results
Rowing 12 5 17 Results
Sailing 24 7 31 Results
Shooting 18 2 20 Results
Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) 2 3 5 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 28 31 59 Results
Table Tennis 14 14 28 Results
Triathlon 2 1 3 Results
Weightlifting 0 1 1 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
3-on-3 Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 2 0 2 Results
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 1 1 2 Results
Athletics 1 1 2 Results
Badminton 1 1 2 Results
Beach Handball 0 9 9 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 2 1 3 Results
Fencing 5 4 9 Results
Golf 1 1 2 Results
Rowing 1 0 1 Results
Sailing 3 3 6 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 6 6 12 Results
Table Tennis 2 3 5 Results
Triathlon 3 3 6 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2020 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 2 3 6
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 4 1 5
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 1 1 2
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Fencing 1 0 0 1
Sailing 1 0 0 1
Swimming 0 2 0 2
Table Tennis 0 1 1 2
Cycling Track 0 0 2 2
Karate 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Fencing 0 2 0 2
Swimming 0 2 0 2
Table Tennis 0 1 1 2
Sailing 0 1 0 1
Athletics 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Includes medals won as part of mixed teams.

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Lee Lai Shan HKG 1 0 0 1
Edgar Cheung HKG 1 0 0 1
Siobhán Haughey HKG 0 2 0 2
Ko Lai Chak HKG 0 1 0 1
Li Ching HKG 0 1 0 1
Sarah Lee HKG 0 0 2 2
Lee Ho Ching HKG 0 0 1 1
Doo Hoi Kem HKG 0 0 1 1
Grace Lau HKG 0 0 1 1
Minnie Soo HKG 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Ryan Choi HKG 1 1 0 2
Yam Yau HKG 1 0 0 1
Ng Tsz Yau HKG 1 0 0 1
Albert Chien HKG 1 0 0 1
Siobhán Haughey HKG 0 2 0 2
Kaylin Hsieh HKG 0 2 0 2
Doo Hoi Kem HKG 0 1 1 2
Michael Cheng HKG 0 1 0 1
Jasmine Lai HKG 0 1 0 1
Elvis Hsu HKG 0 0 1 1
Hung Ka Tak HKG 0 0 1 1
Addis Wong HKG 0 0 1 1

IOC Members

Timothy Fok 2001—2016
Timothy Fok 2016—