On 1 February 1958, the inaugural Festival of Sport (hereafter FOS) was held at Queen Elizabeth II Youth Centre in Mong Kok. The Festival was co-organized by the ASF&OC and 11 sports associations. The Opening Ceremony kicked off with a music performance by New Method College. American World Women Badminton Champion Margaret Varner Bloss was also invited to perform at the Festival. On 23 February, the outdoor events of the Festival were held at the Hong Kong Government Stadium.
This year is the 61st edition of FOS, with the title sponsorship from Samsung Electronics HK Company, Limited for the fifth consecutive year, and the staunch support from Leisure and Cultural Services Department, more than 60 Sports Associations will co-organize around 80 sports activities from April to May 2018, at various districts of Hong Kong for people of all ages to take part. They can reveal their sport talent through active participation in sports and develop a healthy lifestyle by exercising regularly.
Samsung 61st FOS Carnival cum Opening Ceremony will be held on 7-8 April 2018 at Kowloon Park to kick-off the Festival. Apart from an array of sports activities including sports demonstration and trial, exhibition, seminars, workshops and lucky draw etc., “Sport for All” Photo Contest will also be organized during the 2-day carnival period for photography lovers to seize the exciting moments of the Carnival cum Opening Ceremony for sharing with the public, winners will receive fabulous prizes.