OCM Weekly Highlights
8th February 2009
OCM Official Website: www.olympic.org.my
Le Tour de Langkawi 2009 – 9th to 15th February 2009, Putrajaya, Melaka, Bangi, Petaling Jaya, Genting Highlands, Batang Kali, Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur.
Maybank Malaysian Open 2009 – 12th to 15th February 2009 at Saujana Golf and Country Club.
MABA – Petronas 3on3 Grand Finals 2009 – 15th February 2009 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Hall 4 & 5, from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
12th National Olympic Academy Session for Young Leaders 2009 – 17th to 21st February 2009 at Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur.
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.
151st OCM Council Meeting
The 151st OCM Council meeting was held on 7th February 2009 at 9.30 a.m. at Conference Room, Ground Floor, Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur. The following were approved:-
• The termination of the agreement between OCM and Peninsular Digital Sdn Bhd.
• The appointment of the following Chefs de Mission; Encik Clement Soo for the 1st Asian Martial Arts Games 2009, Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Nordin Hassan for the 2nd Islamic Solidarity Games 2009, Encik N. Shanmugarajah for the 3rd Asian Indoor Games 2009.
• The priority order of Games participated by OCM to be as follows:
Priority I – Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and SEA Games.
Priority II – Youth Olympic Games, Commonwealth Youth Games, Asian Youth Games.
Priority III – Other Games, such as Asian Indoor Games, Asian Beach Games, Asian Martial Arts Games, Islamic Solidarity Games, Women Islamic Solidarity Games, etc.
Athletes and officials participating in Games under Priority I and II are funded by MSN and/or OCM and/or by NSAs under Category B. Athletes and officials participating in Games under Priority III are funded by their respective NSAs under the SF Category (Self-funded Category). There will be no reimbursement of expenses when the athletes win medals.
• The quotation for the purchase of a Toyota Hiace as a second vehicle for OCM.
• The approval of the OCM Sports Goodwill Ambassadors Volunteers Recognition Awards programme, with 11 Volunteer Grass-Roots Coaches being the first recipients of the Award.
• The terms and conditions of the OCM Athletes’ Commission
• The application from the Malaysian Handball Federation to be upgraded from an Associate Member to an Ordinary Member of OCM.
The Council congratulated the following:-
• The Organising Committee of the 12th World Sport for All Congress 2008 for the successful organization of the 12th World Congress and for achieving a handsome surplus for OCM.
• The Organising Committee of the IOC Asian Seminar for Women and Sport 2008 for the successful organization of the Seminar for OCM.
• The Hon. Treasurer and Hon Assistant Treasurer of OCM for achieving a surplus of over RM1.0 million for OCM.
OCM Sports Goodwill Ambassadors Annual Gathering
The 4th OCM Sports Goodwill Ambassador Gathering was held on 7th February 2009 at Conference Room, Ground Floor, Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur, immediately after the 151st OCM Council Meeting. Around 80 participants attended the Gathering. Y.Bhg. Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Khoo Kay Kim, presented a very interesting and educational talk on “Sports in Malaysia – yesterday and today”.
The OCM Recognition Award for Volunteer Grass-Root Coaches Awards were presented by YAM Tunku Tan Sri Imran ibni Tuanku Ja’afar to the following Volunteer Grass-Roots Coaches:- En. Jacob Ponniah (Athletics), Encik Arunandy Subramaniam (Athletics), Encik Moe Chin Kiat (Badminton), Encik Chandradass Menon (Cricket), Encik Mohammad Noor bin Shuib (Cricket), Encik Kanagarajah Kalimuthu (Football), Encik Mohamad Jazuli bin Zainuddin (Hockey), Encik Wong Joon Meng (Judo), Cik Rahika binti Ab Samat (Netball), Encik Ng Num Thiam (Handball), Encik Johnny Ting Chooi Chin (Water Polo).
The IOC Sport for All Certificates were presented to the following for their support and assistance in the 12th World Sport for All Congress:- Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia, Tourism Malaysia, National Sports Council Malaysian, National Sports Institute Malaysia, Wushu Federation of Malaysia, Hash Heritage Foundation, Kuala Lumpur Dancers’ Association, Resort World Bhd., Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific Pte Ltd and Lenovo Technology Sdn Bhd.
Presentation of Medalist’s Lapel Pin of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
The President of OCM and IOC Member in Malaysia, YAM Tunku Tan Sri Imran ibni Tuanku Ja’afar presented the Olympic Games Medalist Pin to Y.Bhg. Dato’ Lee Chong Wei, the Badminton Men’s Singles Silver Medal winner in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on 7th February 2009 at Conference Room, Ground Floor, Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur.
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. At the closing date of 31st January 2009, the number of registered participants is as follows:
Overseas participants – 22
Local universities – 9
National Sports Associations – 11 (Chess, Cricket, Ice Hockey, Judo, Kuala Lumpur Bodybuilding, Swimming – all one each and Basketball and Tenpin Bowling – 2 each)
There are still 8 places left for representatives of NSAs. NSAs are requested ti submit your candidates as soon as possible to secure one of the 8 places.
Advanced Sports Management Course (ASMC) 2009
One hears of calls for ex-national sports men and women to become office bearers of or to work in sports organizations. Many feel that because of lack of first-hand experience, passion and dedication for sports, politicians, business people and some parents are not qualified to hold office in sports organizations. While there is a lot of truth in the above assumption, proper structured training of sports officials is essential to make a person a good and effective sports official with correct ethics and responsibilities. The ASMC is the tool to make sports officials better, more efficient and effective, with correct ethics, values and responsibilities.
The ASMC 2009 is designed for volunteers and paid staff of the executive level at the National Olympic Committee, National Federations and other bodies responsible for the organisation and development of sports. As it is an advanced course, it is important that participants are at the executive level so that they can participate fully in the learning activities and gain optimally from them. The ASMC is held over 4 week-end sessions, each lasting 4 days, from Thursdays to Sundays. The sessions are as follows:
• Session 1 – 26th February to 1st March 2009, on Organising an Olympic Sports Organisation and Managing Strategically.
• Session 2 – 7th to 10th May 2009 – Managing Human Resources and Managing Finance.
• Session 3 – 20th to 23rd August 2009 – Managing Marketing and Organising a Major Sport Event.
• Session 4 – 22nd to 25th October 2009 – Presentation and Discussion; the Learning Process.
The course venue is in Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur. Those who are interested please go to OCM Website www.olympic.org.my for details. Closing date has been extended to 17th February 2009.
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