The following is issued on behalf of the 2009 East Asian Games (Hong Kong) Limited:
In response to media enquiries on the East Asian Games Association (EAGA)-flag bearers of the 2009 East Asian Games (EAG) Opening Ceremony, the EAG (Hong Kong) Company today (December 1) announced the lists of EAGA-flag bearers and oath-taking representatives as follows:
There are a total of eight EAGA-flag bearers. They are: Wan Kin-yee (athletics), Chung Hoi-yuk (badminton), Wu Siu-hong (bowling), Ho Kim-fai (rowing), Sherry Tsai Hiu-wai (swimming), Li Fai (wushu), Chan Mei-ling (judo) and Wong Fai (shooting).
There are two oath-taking representatives. Li Ching (table tennis) will take the oath on behalf of athletes while Gary Au Yeung Kwok-kei (tennis) will represent referees.
A spokesman for the EAG Company said that all the EAGA-flag bearers are medal winners of previous East Asian Games. They are nominated by their respective National Sports Associations (NSA) and the sports of these NSAs are current EAG sports.
As for the two oath-taking representatives, the spokesman said that Li Ching was a Hong Kong athlete participating in this EAG and had outstanding achievements in sports. Gary Au Yeung Kwok-kei is a Hong Kong referee of this EAG. He is a veteran and have served as referee in many large-scale international events.