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On 17 April, I attended the CUHK Sports Team Annual Dinner in which more than 400 student athletes turned up to celebrate their championships received and excellent performance in inter-university sports competitions. The triumphant laughter, great pride and sheer sportsmanship displayed in the event have lingered for a long while in my mind. I found it out of the blue that these young adults had shown much reverence for their coaches and team managers. They looked willing and accustomed to attribute their achievements to those who had guided them to pursue sports. Many of them expressed immense gratitude to their athletic mentors openly. The song "Happy Birthday to You" sung along with the cheers and whistles by one team after another to the birthday person, who had trained mainly soccer players, rent the air of Yeung Ming Biu Indoor Sports Centre where the dinner took place.