OCM Weekly Highlights
18th January 2009
OCM Official Website: www.olympic.org.my
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.
The 5th Australian Youth Olympic Festival 2009
On 12th January 2009, Y.Bhg. Dato’ Zolkples Embong, Director General, National Sports Council of Malaysia officially handed the Jalur Gemilang to Encik Jefri Ngadirin at National Sports Council of Malaysia, the Chef de Mission of the Malaysian Contingent to the 5th Australian Youth Olympic Festival
The 5th Australian Youth Olympic Festival was held in Sydney, Australia, from 14th to 18 January 2009. The Malaysian Contingent comprised of 41 boys and 25 girls, who competed in 8 sports, namely Archery, Diving, Track Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Artistic and Rhythmic Gymnastics, Hockey (Boys), and Shooting. There were 26 male and 5 female Team Officials.
Congratulations to the Shooting team of the Malaysian Contingent for their excellent performance by winning 4 gold medals, 1 silver medal and 1 bronze medal. Archery won one silver medal, while the divers won 1 silver medal and 3 bronze medals.
The first group of 45 members of the Malaysian Contingent will depart from Sydney on Sunday night and will arrive in KLIA on Monday (19 January 2009) at 0530 hours, while the second group will leave Sydney on Monday afternoon to arrive back on Monday night at 2230 hours.
Games in 2009
In addition to the 5th Australian Youth Olympic Festival, the 1st Asian Martial Arts Games, the 1st Asian Youth Games The Olympic Council of Malaysia and its affiliates will be participating in the following Games in 2009:-
8th World Games 2009
The 8th World Games will be held in Kaohsiung City, Chinese Taipei, from 16th to 26th July 2009. Founded in 1981, the World Games is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and is held every four years, in the year following the Olympic Games. The sports included in the World Games are those which are not in the Olympic Games programme. There are over 30 sports in the World Games programme. The International Federations (IFs) of the sports are recognized by the IOC and are members of the General Assembly of International Sports Federations (GAISF). The IFs of each of the sports in the World Games programme have their own criteria for the selection of the athletes to participate in the World Games. Malaysian athletes, from sports such as Squash (Nicol Ann David, Ong Beng Hee), Tenpin Bowling (Shalin Zulkifli), Karate, DanceSport, etc, have participated in past World Games and have also won medals.
For the 8th World Games 2009, two Karate athletes, namely Lim Yoke Wai (Men’s Kumite below 65 kg.) and Yamini (Women’s Kumite below 60 kg.) have qualified for the 8th World Games. More Malaysian athletes are expected to qualify for the 8th World Games.
2nd Islamic Solidarity Games
The 2nd Islamic Solidarity Games will be held in The Islamic Republic of Iran in the cities of Teheran, Isfahan and Mashhad from 16th to 30th October 2009, under the supervision of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation. The following 14 sports have been included in the programmes: Athletes (Men & Women), Aquatics (Men only in Swimming, Diving and Water Polo), Basketball (Men), Fencing (Men & Women), Football (Men), Handball (Men), Judo (Men), Karate (Men & Women), Shooting (Men & Women), Table Tennis (Men & Women), Taekwondo (Men & Women), Volleyball (Men), Weightlifting (Men) and Wrestling (Men only in Freestyle and Greco-Roman). In addition the following 5 Paralympic sports are also included, Football 5-a-side, Disabled table Tennis, Disabled Shooting, Sitting Volleyball and Wheel Chair Basketball. The sport of Zurkbanch is included as a demonstration sport.
Malaysia participated in the 1st Islamic Solidarity Games held in Saudi Arabia from 8th to 20th April 2005, with a Contingent of 84 athletes and 47 officials, in 7 sports. Y.Bhg. Gen. (R) Tan Sri Dato’ Zain Hashim was the Chef de mission.
3rd Asian Indoor Games
The 3rd Asian Indoor Games will be held from 30th October to 8th November 2009, Hanoi, Vietnam. There are a number of new sports which have been included in the 3rd Asian Indoor Games programme.
One of the new sport is Women’s Defense, which is actually made up of the following 3 sports, Boxing (8 events), Shanshou (6 events) and Duilian (4 events). Other new sports are:-
• Fin Swimming – 8 events each for men and for women,
• Petanque – 2 events each for men and for women and one mixed,
• Shuttlecock – 3 events each for men and for women and one mixed,
• Indoor Archery – Recurve (2 events each for men and for women) and Compound (2 events each for men and for women),
• Pencak Silat – Tanding (8 events for men and 6 events for women) & Seni (2 events each for men and for women),
• Kurash – 6 events for men and 4 events for women,
• Vovinam – Combat (6 events for men and 4 events from women) and Technical Demonstration (4 events each for men and for women),
• Billiards & Snooker – 10 events for men only,
• Tenpin Bowling – 3 events each for men and for women,
• Kick Boxing – 6 events for men and 3 events for women.
• In addition Jujitsu & Beltwrestling are included as demonstration sports. In total there will be 23 sports and 234 events, with two demonstration sports.
Sports from the 1st or 2nd Asian Indoor Games and are in the 3rd Asian Games are as follows:-
• Indoor Athletics – 13 events each for men and for women,
• Short Course Swimming – 15 events each for men and for women,
• Dance Sport – 10 mixed events,
• Hoop Takraw – 1 event each for men and for women,
• Kabadi – 1 event each for men and for women,
• E-sport – 6 mixed events,
• Sport Aerobics – 1 event each for men and for women,
• Chess and Chinese – 2 events for men and for women for each sport,
• Futsal – 1 event each for men and for women,
• 3 on 3 Basketball – 1 event for men and for women,
• Muay – 8 events for men and 3 events for women,
• Lion & Dragon Dance – 6 events for men.
25th SEA Games 2009
The 25th SEA Games to be held in Vientiane, Laos, from 9th to 18th December 2009. There will be 26 sports and 390 events in the Games programme. The sports are Aquatics (Swimming, Diving & Water Polo), Athletics, Archery, Badminton, Billiards & Snooker, Boxing, Cycling (Road & Mountain Bikes), Football, Golf, Judo, Karate, Sepaktakraw, Shooting, Soft Tennis, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Wushu, Fin Swimming, Muay, Pencak Silat, Petanque and Shuttlecock.
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