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The Hong Kong Paralympic Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled (HKPC&SAPD), previously named the Hong Kong Sports Association for the Physically Disabled (HKSAPD), 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 plays the role of National Paralympic Committee (NPC) in developing and selecting athletes to represent Hong Kong in Paralympic Games and competitions sanctioned by international sports federations.

The Association officially renamed as HKPC&SAPD as requested by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) in 2005 to duly reflect the NPC role which the Association has been undertaking since its establishment. As the NPC of HKSAR, the Association is committed to promoting Paralympic Movement in Hong Kong, as well as enabling local Para athletes to achieve sporting excellence.
 

1970

 
  

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1972

Sports Association for the Physically Handicapped was established under the leadership of Founding President Prof. Sir Harry Fang and Chairman Mrs. Maureen Wagg with a temporary office in Margaret Trench Medical Rehabilitation Centre in Kwun Tong
 
歷史及大事紀要Hong Kong competed in their first Paralympic Games held at Heidelberg and won 1 silver and 1 bronze medals in table tennis
  
歷史及大事紀要歷史及大事紀要1973

Headquarters relocated to Block 25, Sau Mau Ping Estate
  
 1977

Receiving subvention from the Hong Kong Social Welfare Department
  
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1979

Hosting of the first International Invitation Sports Meet for the Disabled in preparation for the 1982 Far East and South Pacific (FESPIC) Games for the Disabled in Hong Kong

1980

 
  
 1980

Starting of regular training programmes for elite athletes
  
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1982

Hosting of the 3rd FESPIC Games with 743 athletes from 23 countries and territories in 9 sports
  
 1984

Received funding support for elite athletes training from the Urban Services Department
  
History & MilestonesHong Kong athletes captured the first gold medal in the 7th Paralympic Games held in United Kingdom and broke the world record in athletics women’s 4x400m wheelchair race
  
歷史及大事紀要Participated in the first National Games for the Disabled in Hefei, Anhui
  
 Visually impaired swimmer, Cheung Kin Wah captured the first Paralympic swimming medal of Hong Kong in the 7th Paralympic Games held in New York, USA. He also won 1 gold, 4 silver and 1 bronze medals at the Canada National Games for the Physically Disabled and set a world record of 29-second in men’s 50m freestyle, which was the first world record result in swimming achieved by Hong Kong Para athlete
  
 1986

Establishment of the Disabled Sport Aid Fund by the Government to support athlete trainings
  
歷史及大事紀要歷史及大事紀要1987

Hosting of the Six Cities International Wheelchair Basketball Tournament in celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the Association
  
 1988

Launching of regional development scheme to ease commune difficulties
  
 Renamed as the Hong Kong Sports Association for the Physically Disabled (HKSAPD)
  
 1989

Establishment of Athletes Training Fund to enhance athletes’ training support
  

1990

 
  
歷史及大事紀要1992

Kwong Kam Shing captured the gold medal of table tennis men’s TT5 singles at the Barcelona Paralympic Games and ranked second in the world
 
  
 Hosting of the FESPIC Top 12 Wheelchair Table Tennis Invitational Championships in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of HKSAPD
  
歷史及大事紀要歷史及大事紀要1994

Headquarters relocated to Mei Lam Estate in Shatin
 
  
歷史及大事紀要Being the first city outside Europe to host the World Wheelchair Fencing Championships
  
歷史及大事紀要1996

Cheung Wai Leung captured four gold medals in wheelchair fencing events at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, being the first Hong Kong athlete with such achievement made at the same Games
  
歷史及大事紀要1997

Hosting of the 1st FESPIC Table Tennis Championships for the Disabled in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of HKSAPD
  
 Cheung Wai Leung, first Para athlete received scholarship from Hong Kong Sports Institute and was elected 10 Outstanding Young Persons of the World in the following year      
  
 Dr. York Chow was elected as Vice-President of International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
  
 Appointed full time coaches for wheelchair fencing and table tennis
  

2000

 
  
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Hong Kong Delegation captured 8 gold, 3 silver and 7 bronze medals at the Sydney Paralympic Games; three new world records in athletics were set by Hong Kong cerebral palsy athletes
  
歷史及大事紀要2001

Prof. Sir Harry Fang was awarded the IPC Paralympic Order and the FESPIC Order in the subsequent year in recognition of his significant contribution to the Paralympic Movement; Dr. York Chow re-elected as Vice-President of IPC
  
歷史及大事紀要2003

Hosting of the 1st FESPIC Youth Games to promote Asia Pacific youth Para sports development
  
歷史及大事紀要2005

Officially renamed as Hong Kong Paralympic Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled (HKPC&SAPD) as requested by the International Paralympic Committee to reflect the National Paralympic Committee role which the Association has been undertaking since its establishment
  
歷史及大事紀要2006

Dr. York Chow was awarded the IPC Paralympic Order in recognition of his significant contribution to the Paralympic Movement
  
歷史及大事紀要2007

Silas Chiang was awarded the IPC Paralympic Order in recognition of his significant contribution to the Paralympic Movement
  
歷史及大事紀要2009

Received the Sports/Culture/Performing Arts category award of Leader of the Year 2008 established by Sing Tao News Corporation Limited
  
 Organizing of first staff retreat to formulate long-term strategic development plan
  

2010

 
  
歷史及大事紀要2010

Launching of Talent Identification Programme to identify potential athletes
  
 2011

Launching of Athlete Career Programme to provide career consultation, referral services and related workshops, as well as creating in-house internship positions
  
歷史及大事紀要2012

Launching of “Commitment to Excellence” Special Edition Octopus card in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of HKPC&SAPD
  
歷史及大事紀要2013

The new logo featured Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s floral emblem, the five-petal Bauhinia blakeana, together with IPC’s three agitos in red, blue and green
  
 Announcement of vision statement and missions at the 2013 Annual General Meeting
  
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2014

Hosting of the Run for Paralympians fundraising programme with the support from Standard Chartered Bank and Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association
  
歷史及大事紀要歷史及大事紀要2015

Hong Kong Sports Institute Jockey Club Sports Building was unveiled to provide training facilities for the long-term development of Para sports
  
歷史及大事紀要2016

Boccia athlete Leung Yuk Wing was shortlisted as the final six nominees for the Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability twice in a row (2015 & 2016)
  
歷史及大事紀要Hosting of the first Hong Kong Paralympic Day to raise public knowledge and awareness about Para sports
  
歷史及大事紀要歷史及大事紀要Establishment of Friends of HKPC&SAPD to gather passionate individuals to support Paralympic Movement
  
歷史及大事紀要Anyetty Chow received the Asian Order awarded by the Asian Paralympic Committee in recognition of her significant contribution to the Paralympic Movement
  
歷史及大事紀要2017

Badminton, boccia, lawn bowls, table tennis, tenpin bowling and wheelchair fencing of the Association were included in the Pilot Scheme for the Elite Vote Support System for Disability Sports launched by the Government. 30 athletes joined the scheme and started full-time/part-time trainings
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