Published: 12:59, September 21, 2023 | Updated: 17:01, September 21, 2023
In pursuit of glory
By Wang Zhan

Athletes of the Hong Kong team pose for a group photo at the Hong Kong International Airport on Sept 21, 2023 to prepare for their departure to Hangzhou to participate in the 19th Asian Games. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY)

HONG KONG - Hong Kong athletes left for Hangzhou on Thursday to participate in the 19th Asian Games, which is scheduled to start on Saturday and run through Oct 8.

The special administrative region sent its largest-ever contingent to compete in the event, with over 900 representatives, including 681 athletes spanning 41 sports. 

The Asian Games, also called the Asiad, is held every four years, with a series of athletic events for participants from Asia.

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Calvin Ng of China Daily captured the excitement at the Hong Kong International Airport before the SAR delegation boarded the plane.