The Hong Kong 2009 East Asian Games will be held
in Hong Kong from December 5-13 this year with over 3,000 athletes
from 9 countries / regions competing for 281 gold medals.
Held once every four years, the
East Asian Games (EAG) is a major event in the Asian
multi-sport arena. Due to its large scale, it is
nicknamed the “Olympics of the East Asia”. The games
invites athletes from all over East Asia including
China, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Hong
Kong China, Japan, Korea, Macau China, Mongolia, Chinese
Taipei and Guam competing in 21 venues for 1,700 events
and expecting over 200,000 spectators.
As a preferred hotel the Cosmopolitan
will be providing 200 rooms to accommodate the
badminton, shooting, table tennis and rugby teams from
November 30 – December 13, 2009.
The hotel is within short distance to
Hong Kong Stadium, South China Athletic Association and
opposite the Queen Elisabeth Stadium.
“We have prior experiences in
hosting world class sports events for example rugby,
soccer, hockey, swimming and badminton and in hosting
world class athletes we are well acquainted with their
special needs including meal requirements, etc,” said
Anita Chan, General Manager of Cosmopolitan Hotel Hong
“To welcome the teams, the hotel is
undergoing a facilities upgrade including the
installment of flat screen TVs and improved gym
facilities. We will surely make the most of this golden
opportunity to offer top quality lodging and other food
and meeting services to athletes from East Asia, and
also showcase Hong Kong as the city of hospitality.”
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