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發表於 2011-3-5 00:24:31
A OPEN LETTER TO THE GOVERNMENT OF THE HK SAR|
TO: The Government of the HK SAR
As an organization to promote sports, we longrun.hk are so excited to learn that The Government of the HK SAR claimed their will and commitment to promote and popularize sports when she intended to bid to host the 2023 Asian Games.
But we are so disappointed that HK police recently took a series of unreasonable actions against long distance running along Tolo Harbor. These actions included intercepting runners in the so-called cycleways and requesting runners to present ID cards (more than a year ago, Police Commander promised that they would not take such actions). During Coca Cola Race and 1/4 Marathon Race, HK police spent a lot of manpower to strictly control the running track range and prohibit runners from running onto the cycleways. For some of the running tracks, the race with nearly one thousand runners was forced to proceed in less than a meter width footpath. Since there were also morning walkers using the path, the overcrowding situation was even more serious than Million Walk. All these actions and practices by police are opposite to government policy.
For a long distance race scheduled to be held in Shatin on 13 Mar' 2011, permission was not granted by police because someone objected and also owing to a past record in 2 years ago that runners from that race stepped onto the so-called cycleway range. It seems that people participated in running sports will be prosecuted and criminalized in the near future.
We hereby call on the concerned departments to re-formulate reasonable and appropriate functions for the exercise trails, stop those measures and actions causing damage to social harmony, and establish a harmonious environment for sports.
Thank you for your kind attention.
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得知特區政府於有意申辦亞運會時宣稱會致力及承諾推廣普及運動, 香港長跑網 作為推廣運動的團體感到十分雀躍。
而原定於13/3/2011沙田舉行的某長跑賽事，由於警方根據 "有人反對"，及該比賽兩年前曾有跑手踏進所謂 "單車徑"範圍的前科，故不給予批准賽事舉行，看來不久將來市民參與跑步運動因而被起訴及"刑事化"。
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