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Victoria Harbour to host Volvo Ocean Race

Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour will be the backdrop for a leg of the Volvo Ocean Race in 2018.

In collaboration with the Hong Kong Sailing Federation, the Volvo Ocean Race will be coming to Victoria Harbour for the first time in February 2018.

The largest world-class sailing event to be staged in Hong Kong, this premier offshore race will transform the old airport in Kai Tak.

Residents will be introduced to a wide range of race-related activities, geared to educate as well as entertain both existing fans and newcomers. An in-port race will also be held before the boats leave for the next leg.

Hong Kong Sailing Federation council member Anthony Day said the 2018 stopover will help to secure Hong Kong's place on the map as an international sailing venue.

Acting CEO Antonio Bolaños Lopez welcomed Hong Kong to the Volvo Ocean Race family. "I am thrilled that the race is visiting one of the most beautiful ports in the world for the first time," he said, thanking the sailing federation and Hong Kong government for their role in bringing the race to the city.

Hong Kong is the ninth confirmed stopover for the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 edition. The other port destinations include: Alicante (Spain), Auckland (New Zealand), Cape Town (South Africa), Cardiff (Wales), Newport (Rhode Island, USA), Lisbon (Portugal), Gothenburg (Sweden) and The Hague (Netherlands).

The Volvo Ocean Race, held every three years, takes around nine months to complete and covers roughly 40,000 nautical miles. Caption of Victoria Harbour: Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour will be the backdrop for a leg of the Volvo Ocean Race in 2018.

Lee Kum Kee family gives Harvard $21 million

Learn more about the Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness and see a video about it at the organization's website.

Hong Kong’s Lee Kum Kee family, owners of the Lee Kum Kee Sauce Group and LKK Health Products Group, announced a US$21 million gift to Harvard University to establish the Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness. The center, which will be located at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, is named after the inventor of oyster sauce and founder of the sauce company, Lee Kum Sheung.

The center will broaden the focus of public health and medical research beyond work on risk factors that lead to disease, by identifying the psychological, social and emotional factors that may enhance overall well-being, increasing healthy lifespans. One of the center’s initial efforts includes developing a “happiness index” to assess psychological well-being.


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