The MTR Corporation has been presented with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Trophy.
The presentation was made at the Hong Kong Athletes Career and Education Programme (HKACEP) and the Sports Legacy Scheme (SLS) Appreciation Ceremony 2017 at the Harbour Grand Hong Kong.
Officiating guests included Timothy Fok, President of the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (SF&OC), and Lau Kong Wah, Secretary for Home Affairs in Hong.
It is the first time that the IOC Trophy has been awarded to an organisation instead of an individual.
With the goal of helping athletes find a new career on retirement from competition, the HKACEP, under the guidance of the Hong Kong NOC, and MTR Corp. have co-organised the "Life Skills Training Programme" since 2013.
MTR runs Hong Kong's Mass Transit Railway, and is also a major property developer and landlord
SF&OC also announced that retired cycling star Wong Kam Po, the men's 2007 scratch 15 kilometres world champion, had joined the sports legacy scheme as programme development executive, starting from September 1.
Wong said he would lead the sports legacy scheme coaching team to promote sports to the community and under-privileged students.
Other awards presented included the SLS Excellence Awards For Strategic Partnership, which went to the Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation, Lee Hysan Foundation and Sports For Hope Foundation.
The HKACEP Excellence Awards For Education and Development went Adecco Personnel Limited, EF Englishtown, Hong Kong Police Force's Elite Athletes Strategic Engagement Scheme and Ryoden Development Ltd.
The HKACEP Excellence Award For Partnership went to FILA, the South Korean sports goods company.
The HKACEP Excellence Awards For Supportive Employer went to Cable TV Ltd., DHL Express (HK) Ltd., MTR Corporation Ltd. and New World Development Company Ltd, while HKACEP Merit Awards For Supportive Employers were shared by several companies.