History & Milestones
The Sports Association for the Physically Disabled of Hong Kong, China (the Association), previously named the Hong Kong Paralympic Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled (HKPC&SAPD), was established in 1972 under the leadership of Founding President Prof. Sir Harry Fang and a group of rehabilitation enthusiasts. The Association plans, organizes, develops and promotes sports to the physically impaired so they could enjoy fun of sports and lead a healthy lifestyle.
The Association also played the role of National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of Hong Kong in selecting athletes to represent Hong Kong in major multi-sport games, such as Paralympic Games. The Association officially renamed as HKPC&SAPD as requested by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) in 2005 in recognition to the Association for undertaking the NPC role since its establishment.
The Association was segregated into two separate and independent entities, namely “The Hong Kong Paralympic Committee (HKPC)” and “The Hong Kong Sports Association for the Physically Disabled (HKSAPD)” in 2022. The newly established HKPC takes over the promotion of local Paralympic Movement and the role as the NPC whereas HKSAPD, as a multi-sport national sports association, continues to develop and promote Para sports, and enable local Para athletes to achieve sporting excellence.