OCM Weekly Highlights
28th June 2009
OCM Official Website: www.olympic.org.my
7th Asian Netball Championship 2009 – 19th to 28th June 2009 at National Netball Stadium, Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur.
Yonex-Sunrise Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold 2009 – 23rd to 28th June 2009 at Johor Bharu Malaysia. 1st Asian Youth Games 2009 – 29th June to 7th July 2009, Singapore.
OCA Sports Committee Meeting 2009 – 29th June 2009, Singapore
28th OCA General Assembly 2009 – 1st July 2009, Singapore.
International Aikido Seminar 2009 – organized by the Malaysian Aikido Association in conjunction with their 15th Anniversary on 2nd July 2009 at 9.15 a.m., at OCM Arena Sukan, 3rd Floor, OCM Indoor Sports Complex, Jalan Hang Jebat, Kuala Lumpur.
Malaysian Aikido Association 15th Anniversary Dinner 2009 – organized by the Malaysian Aikido Association on 4th July 2009, at 7.30 p.m. at Phoenix Ballroom, Level 5, Pearl International Hotel, Jalan Klang Lama, Kuala Lumpur.
FIH Men’s Champions Challenge II – 6th to 12th July 2009 at Dublin, Ireland.
35th National Open (Men & Women) Softball Championship 2009 – 9th to 12th July 2009 at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor.
2009 McDonald’s Olympic Day Run – 12th July 2009 at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, from 7.30 a.m.
2nd OCA Executive Board Meeting 2009 – 14th July 2009 at 4.30 p.m. at OCM Boardroom, 1st Floor, Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur.
153rd OCM Council Meeting – 25th July 2009 at the Conference Room, Ground Floor, Wisma OCM, from 9.30 a.m.
9th OCM Annual Events Seminar 2009 – 25th July 2009 at the Conference Room, Ground Floor, Wisma OCM, from 11.00 a.m.
The World Women Tenpin Bowling Championship 2009 – 26th July to 3rd August 2009 at Las Vegas, USA.
1st Mini Olympics Malaysia 2009 – 29th July to 9th August 2009.
1st Asian Martial Arts Games 2009 – 1st to 9th August 2009, Bangkok, Thailand.
26th Malaysian Ladies Amateur Open 2009 – 4th to 6th August 2009 at The Mines Resort & Golf Club, Kuala Lumpur.
1st Asian Youth Games 2009
In order to ensure the health safety of Malaysian school children, the Malaysian Government has issued a directive stopping all school children from travelling overseas for any activity. As a result of the directive, the Olympic Council of Malaysia decided not to permit the members of the Malaysian Contingent to the 1st Asian Youth Games to travel to Singapore.
Earlier, the Football team participated in the preliminary round of the 1st Asian Youth Games, but having failed to qualify for the final round, had returned to Malaysia. Two members of the Sailing team are training in Singapore and will be participating in the 1st Asian Youth Games.
FIH Men’s Champions Challenge II
The Malaysian Men’s Hockey team will be participating in the FIH Men’s Champions Challenge II, to be held in Dublin, Ireland from 6th to 12th July 2009. Malaysia is in Group B with Austria, France, and Russia. Group A has Chile, Ireland, Japan and Poland,
Meanwhile in the FIH Women’s Champions Challenge II 2009, held in Kazan, Russia from 21st to 27th June 2009, Malaysia finished in 7th place. Un the play-off for 7th and 8th placing, Malaysia beat Russia with a score of 2 goals to 1. The final ranking is 1. India, 2. Belgium, 3. Ireland, 4. Ukraine, 5. Belarus, 6. Canada, 7. Malaysia, 8. Russia
The OCM wishes to congratulate Malaysian Olympian Track Cyclist, Mr. Josiah Ng on his marriage to Miss. Kim Ong. The wedding reception and dinner was on 28th June 2009 at the Grand Ballroom The Westin Kuala Lumpur. . Mr. Josiah Ng has been Malaysia’s leading Track Cyclist since 2000 and has represented Malaysia in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, the Athens 2004 Olympic Games and the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
International Aikido Seminar 2009
In conjunction with their 15th Anniversary, the Malaysian Aikido Association is organizing the International Aikido Seminar from 2nd to 5th July 2009 at OCM Arena Sukan, 3rd Floor, OCM Indoor Sports Complex, Jalan Hang Jebat, Kuala Lumpur. The Opening Ceremony of the Seminar will be held on 2nd July from 9.15 a.m. Y.Bhg. Dato’ Seri Kee Yong Wee, Hon. Treasurer of OCM will officiate the Opening Ceremony.
The Instructors of the International Aikido Seminar include Aikido Master, Mr Seiichi Sugano (8th Dan), 5 Japanese Instructors of 7th Dan rank and 3 other Instructors from Australia and Singapore of 6th Dan rank. Over 80 participants from Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, Europe and South East Asia, and over 120 local participants have so far registered for the Seminar.
In addition, the Malaysian Aikido Association will organise its 15th Anniversary Celebration Dinner on 4th July 2009, at 7.30 p.m. at Phoenix Ballroom, Level 5, Pearl International Hotel, Jalan Klang Lama, Kuala Lumpur.
2009 McDonald’s Olympic Day Run
A Media launch was held on 27th May 2009 at the OCM Museum and Hall of Fame to announce details of the 2009 McDonald’s Olympic Day Run to be held on 12th July 2009 at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, from 7.30 a.m.
The Olympic Day Run is open to 5,000 participants from 10 categories and these are:-
• Men’s and Women’s Open 18 years old and above – 7Km
• Men’s and Women’s Veteran 40 years old and above – 7km
• Men’s and Women’s Junior 13 – 17 years old – 7km
• Primary School Boys and School Girls 10 – 12 years old – 3km
• Primary School Boys and School Girls 7 – 9 years old – 3Km
The registration fee charge for adult is RM10.00 and school children without getting their school stamp. For school children who has obtained their school permission to enter the run will be charged RM5.00.
The registration forms are available at Federal Territory Athletic Amateur Association Office, Olympic Council of Malaysia office and website www.olympic.org.my and Mcdonalds outlets in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor and website at www.mcdonalds.com.my.
Adult (Veteran & Open Category)
• 1st Winner RM 1,000.00
• 2nd Winner RM 700.00
• 3rd Winner RM 500.00
• 4th Winner RM 150.00
• 5th Winner RM 100.00
Children (Junior, Primary & Lower Primary Category)
• 1st Winner RM 500.00
• 2nd Winner RM 250.00
• 3rd Winner RM 150.00
• 4th Winner RM 50.00
• 5th Winner RM 50.00
IN KIND – For all categories are McDonald’s premium items, Hotel vouchers, Shopping vouchers, Dining vouchers and other sponsored items
Sports Calendar 2010
The Astro Arena TV Sports Channel is proposed to be launched sometime towards the end of 2009. In order to ensure the success of Astro Arena, all National Sports Associations are requested to submit their 2010 Calendar of their sports competitions and championships to OCM by 15th July 2009. The Sports Calendar and its importance to Astro Arena, will be discussed at the 9th OCM Annual Events Seminar to be held on 25th July 2009 at Wisma OCM.