OCM Weekly Highlights
5th July 2009
OCM Official Website: www.olympic.org.my
1st Asian Youth Games 2009 – 29th June to 7th July 2009, Singapore.
ACC Women’s Twenty20 Championship 2009 – 3rd to 11th July 2009 at Kinara, Bayumas and Selangor Turf Club (STC) grounds.
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, Level 2, OCM Indoor Sports Complex, Wisma OCM, from 9.30 a.m.
9th OCM Annual Events Seminar 2009 – 25th July 2009 at the Conference Room, Level 2, OCM Indoor Sports Complex, 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.
OCA Sports Committee Meeting 2009
The OCA Sports Committee meeting was held at the Swissotel, Singapore on 29th June 2009, Singapore. Dato’ Sieh Kok Chi attended the meeting as a member of the Committee. The calendar of Asian Games under OCA from 2011 to 2020 were decided as follows:
2011 – Asian Winter Games in Astana-Almarty, Kazakhstan
2012 – 3rd Asian Beach Games in Haiyang, China.
2013 – 2nd Asian Youth Games in Incheon, Korea.
Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games in Doha, Qatar.
2014 – 17th Asian Games Incheon, Korea.
2015 – 4th Asian Beach Games. Host not yet decided.
2016 – Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games. Host not yet decided.
2017 – Asian Winter Games. Host not yet decided.
Asian Youth Games. Host not yet decided.
2018 – Asian Beach Games. Host not yet decided.
2019 – Asian Games. Host not yet decided.
2020 – Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games. Host not yet decided.
The main change is that after the 17th Asian Games 2014 in Incheon, the 18th Asian Games will be held in 2019, the odd year preceding the 2020 Olympic Games.
The Committee also decided that for the Asian Games, there shall be 38 sports, with 28 sports which are in the Olympic Games programme and another 10 sports which are not in the Olympic Games programme.
These 38 sports will not feature in other Asian Games, such as the Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games and the Beach Games, although the disciplines and events of the 38 sports are included in the list of sports for the above two Games.
At the end of the meeting, Mr. Wei Jizhong, the long serving Chairman announced his retirement as Chairman of the Committee. The new Chairman is Mr. Zhang Jilong of China.
28th OCA General Assembly 2009
The 28th OCA General Assembly was held at the Swissotel, Singapore on 3st July 2009. Cik Low
Beng Choo, Vice President of OCM and Dato’ Sieh Kok Chi, Hon. Secretary of OCM, attended the General Assembly. The 28th General Assembly was opened by the Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore, Hon. Admiral Teo Chee Hean, who is also the President of the Singapore National Olympic Council and chaired by H.H. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah.
The General Assembly received and approved all the reports presented by the Regional Vice Presidents, the Vice Presidents, representing the Organizing Committee of the various Asian Games and the Chairman of the Committees of OCA. The General Assembly also received reports from Olympic Solidarity, the London 2012 Olympic Games Organizing Committee, the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games Organizing Committee and the Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organizing Committee.
The 29th OCA General Assembly will be held in Guangzhou during the 16th Asian Games in November 2010.
International Aikido Seminar 2009
The International Aikido Seminar was successfully organized by the Malaysia Aikido Association 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 was officiated on 2nd July 2009 by Y.Bhg. Dato’ Seri Kee Yong Wee, Hon. Treasurer of OCM.
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.
As part of its 15th Anniversary Celebrations, the Malaysia Aikido Association successfully organised its 15th Anniversary Celebration Dinner on 4th July 2009, at Phoenix Ballroom, Level 5, Pearl International Hotel, Jalan Klang Lama, Kuala Lumpur.
Congratulations to the Malaysia Aikido Association for its 15th Anniversary and for successfully conducting all its celebration events. Aikido is one of the few sports without competitions. The Founder of Aikido, O’Sensei Morihei Ueshiba (1883 – 1969) spoke of Aikido as follows:
“The totally awakened warrior can freely utilize all elements contained in heaven and earth.
The true warrior learns how to correctly perceive the activity of the universe and how to transform martial arts techniques in vehicles of purity, goodness and beauty.”
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, immediately after the 153rd OCM Council Meeting.
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