29 November 2004
KCRC presents first life-long free pass to outstanding medallists
In recognition of the Hong Kong elite athletes for their remarkable achievement at the Athens Olympics and Paralympics, the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) is pleased to announce today the presentation of life-long free pass to the medal winners at the two Games. A total of 14 life-long free tickets are awarded to the 14 medallists enabling them to travel free on East Rail, West Rail and Light Rail systems.
Attending the ceremony held today at the Hong Kong Sports Institute to mark the presentation of the life-long free tickets are Mrs Grace Lam, General Manager – Corporate Affairs of KCRC; Mr Tommy Tam, Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Sports Institute; the representatives of the Hong Kong Table Tennis Association and the Hong Kong Sports Association for the Physically Disabled. Representatives of the medallists include Mr Li Ching (table tennis) at the Athens Olympics, as well as Ms Yu Chui Yee (wheelchair fencing) and Mr Leung Yuk Wing (boccia) of the Athens Paralympics.
"We share the perseverance and unfailing spirit demonstrated by the Hong Kong athletes. Their outstanding achievements at the world’s most prestigious sporting events have not only brought back a record number of medals from the Olympics and Paralympics, but have also set a good example for us to follow," said Mrs Lam. "We are delighted to contribute to the sports arena by offering free train tickets to facilitate elite athletes traveling on our railway systems," added Mrs Lam.
Hong Kong athletes have scored the first table tennis Olympic medal and a record high of 20 medals, including 11 gold, eight silver and one bronze medals, at the Paralympic Games.
Mr Tommy Tam said "we appreciate KCRC’s support to the elite athletes and the Hong Kong Sports Institute is very pleased to facilitate this sponsorship. With greater support from the commercial sector and the community, athletes can be more concentrated in their full-time training so as to pursue excellence in sports and bring glory for Hong Kong. We would like to pledge the continuous support of KCRC as well as other commercial organisations for the development of the Hong Kong elite athletes and sports in general".

List of Medal Winners receiving the KCRC Life-long Free Passes




Ko Lai-chak

Table Tennis


Li Ching


So Wa-wai



Leung Yuk-wing



Lau Yan-chi


Chan Yui-chong

Wheelchair Fencing


Yu Chui-yee


Fan Pui-shan


Wong Kit-mui


Fung Ying-ki


Hui Charn-hung


Chan Kam-loi


Tai Yan-yun


Kwong Wai-ip

KCRC presented life-long free pass to the medal winners of Athens Olympics and Paralympics yesterday. Life-long free passes were awarded to a total of 14 medallists enabling them to travel free on East Rail, West Rail and Light Rail systems. Photo on the right: Li Ching (from left), Yu Chui Yee and Leung Yuk Wing represented all the medal winners to receive the life-long free passes.