OCM Weekly Highlights
15th February 2009
OCM Official Website: www.olympic.org.my
Launch of the “Road to London 2012” Programme –16th February 2009 at 12.00 noon at Dewan Komonwel, Majlis Sukan Negara.
18th OCM Executive Board Meeting – 17th January 2009 at 4.30 p.m. at OCM Boardroom, 1st Floor, Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur
12th National Olympic Academy Session for Young Leaders 2009 – 17th to 21st February 2009 at Wisma
2nd Commonwealth Junior Fencing Championship 2009 – 15th to 21st February 2009, Penang.
Advanced Sports Management Course 2009 – 26th February to 1st March, 7th to 10th May, 20th to 23rd August, 22nd to 25th October 2009, Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur
9th Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup 2009 – 7th to 21st June 2009, Johor Bahru and Singapore.
The Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) wishes to congratulate YAM Tunku Tan Sri Imran ibni Tuanku Ja’afar, President of OCM and IOC Member in Malaysia on his r-election as the President of the Malaysian Cricket of Malaysia (MCA) on 14th February 2009.
Congratulations are also extended to former national Cricket team captain, Dr. Amarjit Singh Gill on his election as the Deputy President of MCA. Others who were elected are as follows: Vice Presidents, Encik Affendi Mohd Fuad Stephens and Encik Mahinda Vallipuram, Honorary Secretary Encik C. Sivanandan, Honorary Treasurer Encik Ahmad Feisal Ahmad Tajudin, and Ordinary members Encik Narendran Visvanathan, Encik Ridzuan Manivanan Abdullah, Encik Sham Jalil and Encik Gopal Sreenevasan.
12th National Olympic Academy Session for Young Leaders 2009
The 12th National Olympic Academy Session for Young Leaders will be held from 17th to 21st February 2009 at Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur. The Official Opening Ceremony of the 12th National Academy Session for Young Leaders will be by YAM Tunku Tan Sri Imran ibni Tuanku Ja’afar, President of OCM and IOC Member in Malaysia on 17th February 2009 at 11.30 a.m. at the OCM Hall of Fame and Sports Museum, Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur.
Olympic Solidarity/Olympic Council of Asia Regional Forum – Southeast Asia 2009
The Olympic Solidarity/Olympic Council of Asian Regional Forum for Southeast Asia was held at the Orchard Hotel, Singapore on 13th and 14th February 2009. 10 out of the 11 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) were present for the Forum, the NOC of Timor Leste being the only NOC absent. OCM was represented by Dato’ Sieh Kok Chi, Honorary Secretary of OCM and Encik Fong Wan Hor, Senior Executive Officer of OCM.
The first day, 13th February 2009 was devoted to the Olympic Solidarity and OCA. The Olympic Solidarity was represented by Mr. Olivier Niamkey and Mr. Edward Kensington, while the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) was represented by Mr. Husain Al-Musalam, Director General of OCA and Mr. Reza Carim.
The Forum was informed that the total budget of Olympic Solidarity for the period 2009 to 2012 is US$311 million, which is an increase of 27% over the budget of the last four years (2005 to 2008). The programmes of Olympic Solidarity remains almost the same and are a s follows:
• Annual Administration Grant to the NOCs;
• Athletes Preparation for “London 2012”, Continental/Regional Games athletes preparation and Youth Olympic Games athletes preparation;
• Technical Courses for Coaches, local and overseas;
• NOC Management – Financial Management, National Training Courses for Sports Administrators, Internship programme;
• Promotion of Olympic Values;
• Olympic Games subsidies.
NSAs of sports in the Olympic Games programme have been participating in Programmes 2 to 4 above. For the 2009 to 2012, NSAs are requested to identify and prepare their requests to participate in some or all of the above programmes, as soon as the details are made known to them.
Briefings of the following ‘Games’ to be held in 2009 were presented by the Games Organising Committees on 14th February 2009:-
• The 1st Asian Youth Games 2009, Singapore – will be held from 29th June to 7th July 2009, while the preliminary rounds for Football will be held from 17th June to 27th June 2009. There will be 9 sports and 90 events for boys and girls born in the years 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1995. All 45 National Olympic Committees of Asia have been invited to participate. The Chefs de Mission meeting will be held on18th & 19th March 2009. The participation fee is US$50/= per pax per day and full payment must be received by 7th May 2009.
• The 1st Asian Martial Arts Games 2009, Bangkok – will be held from 25th April to 3rd May 2009. There will be 9 sports and 113 events. All 45 National Olympic Committees of Asia have been invited to participate. At the closing date of entries by number 37 NOCs have submitted their entries, totaling 724 male and 523 female athletes. The Chefs de Mission meeting will be held on 21st & 22nd March 2009. The participation fee is US$50/= per pax per day and for Extra Officials, the charge is US100/= per pax per day. An appeal was made to the organizing Committee to reduce the participating fee from US$50/= per pax per day to a lower charge.
• The 3rd Asian Indoor Games 2009, Vietnam – will be held from 30th October to 8th November 2009. There will be 20 sports and 1 Demonstration sport with 219 events. All 45 National Olympic Committees of Asia have been invited to participate. The venues of the competitions of the various sports are in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Bacninh, Haidong, Haiphong and Halong. The dates of the Chefs de Mission meeting and the participation fee have not been fixed.
• The 1st Youth Olympic Games (YOG) 2010, Singapore – A representative of the IOC briefed the Forum on the 1st YOG to be held in Singapore from 14th to 26th August 2010 in Singapore, with 26 sports, 201 events for 205 NOCs. He outlined the objectives of YOG to be as follows:
1. to bring together the world’s best young athletes and celebrate them
2. to offer a unique and powerful introduction to Olympism
3. to innovate in educating and debating Olympic values and challenges of society
4. to share and celebrate the cultures of the world in a festive atmosphere
5. to reach youth communities throughout the world to promote Olympic values
6. to raise sports awareness and participation among young people
7. to act as a platform for initiatives within the Olympic Movement
8. to be an event of the highest international sporting standard.
The representative clarified the method of calculation of the ages of the athletes, the qualification systems and other conditions for participation. He stated that the 112 NOCs which had an average of 9 or less athletes at the Athens and the Beijing Olympic Games, will be entitled to 4 athletes under the universality rule. For the remaining 93 NOCs, their athletes will have to meet the qualifying standards set by their respective IFs. Team sports competitions will based on a 6 teams format, with only be one team per continent plus the host country. There will be no participation fee or transport charges for the athletes and team officials, as these will be covered by the IOC. The ratio of team officials to athletes will be 1 to 3.
The representatives of the Singapore Organizing Committee of 2010 YOG presented a very detail report on the logistics, athletes village, competitions and training venues, etc. They presented some very interesting and innovative programmes on the sport + culture + education programe of the Singapore 2010 YOG.
• The 16th Asian Games Guangzhou 2010 – The representative of the 16th Asian Games Guangzhou 2010 presented a very comprehensive progress report on the organization of the 16th Asian Games. He stated that the 16th Asian Games will be held from 12th to 27th November 2010, with 28 Olympic sports and 14 non-Olympic sports comprising a total of 464 events. He briefed the Forum on the 16th Asian Games Organizing Committee, the Emblem, Mascots, accommodation, transportation, sports venues, athletes village , media, security, important time-lines, etc. The Chefs d Mission meeting will be held on 11th to 13th November 2009. The NOCs were informed that the participation fee and the question of support grants to the NOCs have not been finalized by the 16th Asian Games Organizing Committee. The representatives of the NOCs appealed for the support grant to continue with the trend set by the Busan 2002 Asian Games and continued by the Doha 2006 Asian Games and the Incheon 2014 Asian Games and future Asian Games.
The Olympic Council of Malaysia wishes to thank the Singapore National Olympic Council for the excellent organization of the Southeast Asia Forum and the warm hospitality provided to all the delegates of the NOCs of Southeast Asia. In addition, the Olympic Council of Malaysia wishes to thank the Olympic Council of Asia and the Olympic Solidarity for their support in making the Forum a great success.
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