OCM Weekly Highlights
11th January 2009
OCM Official Website: www.olympic.org.my
33rd Malaysian National & 22nd Interstate Bowling Championships – 10th to 17th January 2009 at Sunway Megalanes, Sunway Pyramid, Bandar Sunway,
Handing Jalur Gemilang to Chef de Mission of Malaysian Contingent to 5th Australian Youth Olympic Festival 2009 – 12th January 2009 at 10.00 a.m. at National Sports Council, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur.
17th OCM Executive Board Meeting – 20th January 2009 at 4.30 p.m. at OCM Boardroom, 1st Floor, Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur
151st OCM Council Meeting – 7th February 2009 at 9.30 a.m. at Conference Room, Ground Floor, Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur.
OCM Sports Goodwill Ambassadors Annual Gathering – 7th February 2009 at 11.30 a.m. at Conference Room, Ground Floor, Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur.
Games in 2009
The Olympic Council of Malaysia and its affiliates will be participating in the following Games in 2009:-
5th Australian Youth Olympic Festival – 14th -18th January 2009, Sydney, Australia.
1st Asian Martial Arts Games – 25th April to 3rd May 2009, Bangkok, Thailand.
1st Asian Youth Games – 29th June to 7th July 2009, Singapore, for boys and girls 14 to 17 years (born in 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995)
World Games 2009 – 16th to 26th July 2009, Kaohsiung City, Chinese Taipei.
2nd Islamic Solidarity Games – 15th to 20 October 2009, Teheran, Iran.
3rd Asian Indoor Games – 30th October to 8th November 2009, Hanoi, Vietnam.
25th SEA Games 2009 – 9th to 18th December 2009, Vientiane, Laos.
For the 5th Australian Youth Olympic Festival 2009, from 14th to 18 January 2009 at Sydney, Australian, Malaysia will be sending a Contingent of 41 boys and 25 girls, who will participate in 8 sports, namely Archery Diving, Track Cycling, Hockey (Boys), Artistic and Rhythmic Gymnastics, Equestrian, Fencing and Shooting. There are 26 male and 5 female Team Officials. The Chef de Mission is Encik Jefri Ngadirin, Director of Youth Development Branch of the National Sports Council of Malaysia.
Y.Bhg. Dato’ Zolkples Embong, Director General, National Sports Council of Malaysia will hand the Jalur Gemilang to the Chef de Mission, Encik Jefri Ngadirin on 12th January 2009 at 10.00 a.m. at National Sports Council.
The 1st Asian Martial Arts Games 2009, will have 9 Martial Arts sports in its programme. The sports are Judo (14 events), Jijitsu (10 events), Karate (12 events), Kickboxing (15 event), Kurash (15 events), Muay (16 events), Pencak Silat (12 events), Taekwondo (16 events) and Wushu & Kungfu (14 events), making a total of 124 events.
The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has restricted the maximum number of entries an NOC may enter for each of the 9 sports. The maximum number of entries by sport is as follows:
Judo (4 men, 4 women), Jijitsu (3 men, 2 women), Karate (12 events), Kickboxing (5 men, 3 women), Kurash (4 men, 4 women, Muay (5 men, 4 women), Pencak Silat (3 men, 3 women), Taekwondo (4 men, 4 women) and Wushu & Kungfu (5 men, 5 women), making a maximum 37 men and 32 women athletes an NOC may enter for the 1st Asian Martial Arts Games.
The objectives of the above restriction are to prevent any one NOC dominating in any one sport and to ensure a more balance spread of medals amongst the participating NOCs.
The 1st Asian Youth Games 2009 will be held in Singapore from 29th June to 7th July 2009. The athletes are divided into various age-groups for different sports and events. A circular dated 8th January 2009 has been sent out by the Organising Committee of the 1st Asian Youth Games, providing details on the sports, events, age groups and maximum number of participants an NOC pay enter for each sport.
The age group for boys and for girls in Diving, Athletics and 3on3 Basketball and for girls in swimming is for those born on or between 1/1/1993 – 31/12/1994 (15-16). Football is for boys only and the age group for those born on or between 1/1/1995 – 31/12/1995 (U14). The age group for Sailing and Table Tennis for boys and for girls is for those born on or between 1/1/1994 – 1/1/1995 (14-15). The age group for Boys Swimming, and for boys and for girls in Beach Volleyball and Shooting is for those born on or between 1/1/1992 – 31/12/1993 (15-16). Finally for Tenpin Bowling, the age group for boys and for girls is for those born on or between 1/1/1992 – 31/12/95 (14-17).
What is more interesting is the limit on the number of participants each NOC may enter for the 9 sports in the Sports Programme. In Diving, Beach Volleyball, Sailing and Table Tennis, each NOC is limited to enter 2 boys and 2 girls only. In Athletic and Swimming, each NOC is limited to enter 6 boys and 6 girls, while the limit for Tenpin Bowling, 3on3 Basketball and Shooting is 4 boys and 4 girls. For Football each NOC may enter a team of 18 players,
The above are subject to confirmation and approval by ICA and Asian Federations of the sports.
Virtual Olympic Congress
The deadline for the submission of contributions to the Virtual Olympic Congress has been extended to 28th February 2009. If you have not yet made your contribution to the Virtual Olympic Congress please do so immediately by registering at http:// www. 2009 congress.olympic.org /en/Pages/default.aspx