(Information) – The monitor biking World Cup leg in Hong Kong this weekend will go forward as deliberate after a lull in violence throughout the town, which has been racked by anti-government protests for the previous six months, the South China Morning Put up has reported.
The occasion is to be held on the Hong Kong Velodrome in Tseung Kwan O within the New Territories from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1.
“We did have some worries earlier than like many different occasion organizers in Hong Kong, however the World Cup will certainly go forward now as the general state of affairs appears to be enhancing,” Hong Kong Biking Affiliation Chairman Leung Hung-tak advised here the paper.
“A few of our ticket gross sales haven’t been that encouraging, presumably as a result of social unrest,” he was quoted as saying.
Violent clashes within the Chinese language-ruled metropolis have eased since pro-democracy events received a powerful victory in native elections this week after residents turned out in document numbers to vote.
“After the elections on Sunday, it appears the state of affairs is getting higher and we hope it could actually proceed to enhance,” Leung added. “We now have ready some contingency plans however we don’t suppose we have now to make use of them.”
The monitor biking World Cup is a part of the qualifying marketing campaign for subsequent 12 months’s Olympic Video games in Tokyo and contains six rounds, the primary of which was held in Minsk from Nov. 1-Three.
The Hong Kong leg is the third spherical of the sequence, which concludes in Milton, Canada on Jan. 26 subsequent 12 months.
A variety of high-profile Hong Kong sporting occasions have been both postponed or canceled resulting from violence within the metropolis.
The Hong Kong Open golf event, which is co-sanctioned by the Asian and European Excursions and was to be held from Nov. 29-Dec. 1, was postponed due to the social unrest.
The Hong Kong Tennis Open and Hong Kong Open squash championships had been additionally canceled final month.
Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru; Modifying by Himani Sarkar