Editorial : Preventing cronyism in public funding for sports

【明報專訊】The Hong Kong team competing in the Tokyo Olympics have delivered some gratifying results. To promote the development of sports, the government has invested a lot of resources in this regard over the past ten years, and now Hong Kong is reaping the fruit of such investments. There is a chorus of demands from the sports sector that the government scale up the investments. The Olympics are where a constellation of sporting talent gather, and the Hong Kong team have fought hard to bring glory to Hong Kong. They deserve more support. It is believed that the public will also support the allocation of more resources for the training of elite athletes. The government's responsibility is to ensure that relevant public funds are used properly and really help local athletes.