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HK marathon gets 'M' Mark

The Major Sports Events Committee today announced that it has awarded the "M" Mark status to the 25th Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon to be held on February 12.   The committee's Chairman Wilfred Ng said the event will add colour and vibrancy to Hong Kong, like all other "M" Mark events.   “The 'M' Mark events showcase Hong Kong's capability to host world-class events and enhance Hong Kong's position as a centre for major international sports activities.   “These events also allow the general public to enjoy and participate in high-level competitions and nurture a sustainable sporting culture in the community,” he added.   Launched in 2004, the "M" Mark system aims to help local national sports associations organise more major international sports events and nurture them into sustainable undertakings. http://dlvr.it/Sj0HBF

Cultural body board chair reappointed

The Government announced that Chief Executive Carrie Lam has reappointed Henry Tang as Chairman of the Board of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority.   His appointment is for another two years starting October 1 and the notice was gazetted today.   Mrs Lam said the West Kowloon Cultural District has seen remarkable progress in the past two years, establishing itself as a new cultural landmark in the city.   She pointed out that in addition to the Xiqu Centre, Freespace and the Art Park, two world-class museums, the M+ Museum and the Hong Kong Palace Museum, will open in the near future.   “I have every confidence that under Mr Tang’s capable leadership, the West Kowloon Cultural District will be playing a key part in Hong Kong’s development as a hub for arts and cultural exchanges between China and the rest of the world, a goal set out in the National 14th Five-Year Plan.”   The board is responsible for the planning, development, operation and maintenance of the West Kowloon Cultural District’s arts and cultural facilities and related facilities.
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