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CHINESE SPORTS

YESTERDAY'S CELEBRATIONS. There was an attendance of between two and three hundred at the Republic of China celebrations at Athletic Park yesterday afternoon. Tho proceedings wore opened with the singing of the Chinese National Song, and this was followed by several addresses. The Chineso Consul (Mr. Li Kwong Hang) delivered the following message:—

"To-day is the double tenth festival. It is an anniversary day of the establishment of the Republic of China. Therefore the Chinese assemble here to celebrate this glorious day. I believe all. Chinese feel happy to-day, but at the. came time wo must remember those heroos who sacrificed their lives for tho establishment of the Republic; also the achievements of the great politicians. We must also understand that this is tho. 11th year of the Republic of China. It is like a boy 11 years of age, and we must take eood care of it. • We should have no difference between -political parties, but must unite af one, love our country, and use our talents and wealth

to enable China to become powerful and prosperous. I hope this day will become as famous afrd glorious as-the 4th of July is in America."

Several other speakers on similar lines were Messrs. Chip, Ting, chairman of the Chinese Association; Chung Tak, president of tht Masonic Society; and Wong Tong, president of the Nationalist Party. Following the addresses a number of sports events were held. The entries were not large, the majority of the Chinese preferring to reirjain spectators. The results wore:—Small boys.: Ning Yuo 1, Wong Keng .a,- thxee-'legwl: Wong Chuch Nam and Law Fow 1~; sack race: Law Kum Chen 1, Ning Yue 2j 100 yds: Ngan Wah 1, Yeung Kum 2; old men's walking race: Ah Lung 1, Ma Thew 2 ; girls: Lily Wong Tong 1, Ida Wong Tong 2; bicycle:' Oeorge Chang 1, Tan Choy 2.

At the conclusion of the events the winners were presented with prizes, th» Chinese Consul officiating.

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Evening Post, Evening Post, Volume CIV, Issue 88, 11 October 1922

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CHINESE SPORTS Evening Post, Volume CIV, Issue 88, 11 October 1922

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