OCM Weekly Highlights
13th June 2010
OCM Official Website: www.olympic.org.my
13th OCM Executive Board Meeting – 15th June 2010 at 4.30 p.m. at OCM Board Room.
Malaysian Malays Under-12 Cricket Elite Tournament (Tun Ahmad Sarji Shield) – 15th to 20th June 2010, at Bayuemas Oval and Kinrara Oval
29th OCM Annual General Assembly 2010 – 26th June 2010 at 9.30 a.m. at Level 3, OCM indoor Sports Complex.
12th Asian School Tenpin Bowling Championship 2010 – 5th to 12th July 2010 at Megalanes Lanes KL, Endah Parade .
Malaysian Waterski & Wakeboard Championship Round 3 – 17th and 18th July 2010 at Precinct 6, Putrajaya.
14th OCM Executive Board Meeting – 20th July 2010 at 4.30 p.m. at OCM Boardroom.
157th OCM Council Meeting – 24th July 2010 at 9.30 p.m. at Level 2C, Wisma OCM Phase II.
14th Malaysia Woodball International Open Championship 2010 – 28th July to 2nd August 2010 at Taman Metropolitan Batu, Kuala Lumpur.
Malaysian Ladies Amateur Golf Open 2010 – 3rd to 5th August 2010 at The Mines Resort & Golf Club, Selangor.
10th Asian Karate Federation Junior & Cadet Championships Hong Kong – 5th to 8th August 2010 at Hong Kong.
Malaysian Waterski & Wakeboard Championship Round 4 – 6th and 7th November 2010 at Precinct 6, Putrajaya.
29th Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) General Assembly 2010 -13th November 2010 at the Garden Hotel Guangzhou.
MAJOR SPORTS EVENTS 2010
XIII Sukan Malaysia 2010 – 10th to 19th June 2010, Melaka.
1st Youth Olympic Games 2010 – 14th to 26th August 2010, Singapore.
Delhi XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 – 3rd to 14th October 2010, Delhi, India
XVII ANOC General Assembly 2010 – 20th to 22nd October 2010 at Acapulco, Mexico.
1st World Olympic Sport Convention – 23rd October 2010 at Acapulco, Mexico.
NOCs/IOC Executive Board Joint Meeting – 24th October 2010 at Acapulco, Mexico.
16th Asian Games Guangzhou 2010 – 12th to 27th November 2010, Guangzhou, China
2nd Asian Beach Games Muscat 2010 – 8th to 16th December 2010, Muscat, Oman.
The 2010 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay
The Queen’s Baton Relay is a tradition of the Commonwealth Games, which was started at the Cardiff 1958 Commonwealth Games in Wales. Since then it has been held during every Games. The Queen’s Baton Relay is held in all the 71 member Commonwealth Games Associations thus providing an opportunity for them to celebrate a little of the Commonwealth Games in their own country. The 2010 Queen’s Baton Relay carries a message from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth to Delhi, where it will be taken out from the Baton and read to the athletes at the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
The Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton arrived in Malaysia on 11th June 2010 at 9.00 p.m. and was taken to the City of Melaka the same night. The Official 2010 Queen’s Baton Relay was launched on 12th June 2010 at 8.00 a.m. at Dataran Pahlawan Bandar Hilir by YAB Datuk Seri Haji Mohd Ali Bin Mohd Rustam, Ketua Menteri Melaka. The launching ceremony started with a ‘Bollywood’ Dance Show by an Indian Dance troupe from Bombay.
YAB Datuk Seri Haji Mohd Ali Bin Mohd Rustam, was the first Relay runner. He was accompanied by H.E. Mr. Vijay Gokhale, High Commissioner of India to Malaysia, Mr. T.S. Darbari, Joint Director General of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, Y.B. Datuk Kapt. (B) Hj. Ab. Karim Bin Hj. Sulaiman, Chairman of Welfare, Unity, Youth and Sports of Melaka State, Ms. Low Beng Choo, Vice President of OCM and others.
There were a total of 14 Relay runners running a distance of over 1 km each. The 14 runners were representatives of the 14 State Sports Councils who were participating in XIII Sukma in Melaka. They were accompanied by athletes and officials from their teams in Melaka. The runners covered a total of 17.2 Km from Dataran Pahlawan Bandar Hilir to Rumah Media MITI.
Creating a sustainable legacy of the Commonwealth Games 2010 Environment Programme – Simultaneous tree planting exercise on 12th June 2010 in Kuala Lumpur at18.00 hr, New Delhi at 15.30 hr and London at 11.00 hr.
The Organising Committee, Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games (OC-CWG) has launched a programme for establishing the first ever Green Commonwealth Games with a Green vision of “Striving towards reducing the carbon footprint becoming the benchmark for all multi-disciplinary games in the future.”
To implement the programme OC-CWG has initiated a pan-India tree planting exercise, which is to be conducted in conjunction with the domestic leg of the Queen’s Baton Relay. However, taking into account the global scope of the climate change issue, the OC-CWG envisaged that this Green movement spreads beyond boundaries and across nations of the Commonwealth.
To further deliver upon the above commitment, the OC-CWG organized with the Olympic Council of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, a simultaneous tree planting exercise on Saturday, 12th June 2010, in the cities of Kuala Lumpur at 6.00 p.m., London at 11.00 a.m. and New Delhi at 3.30 p.m..
The objective to conduct the exercise simultaneously at all three cities is to establish the first of a kind, ‘Green Link’. In London, the tree to be planted is within the Commonwealth Headquarters, i.e. Marlborough House, in Delhi in the compound of the Commonwealth Games Association of India and in Kuala Lumpur in the front part of Wisma OCM, the Building of the Olympic Council of Malaysia.
The tree planting ceremony in Kuala Lumpur was held at 6.00 p.m. Malaysian time on 12th June 2010, in the front part of the Olympic Sports Hotel at Wisma OCM, the home of the Olympic Council of Malaysia. YBhg. Prof. Dato Ar. W. Y. Chin, Vice President of OCM and Ms. Pooja Kapur Counsellor (Press, Information, Culture & Community Affairs). High Commission of India in Kuala Lumpur, planted the tree. The tree planted is known by its local name as MUKUDU and its scientific name as MORINDA CITRIFLORIA.
The 2010 Commonwealth Games Baton Relay Fun Run
After the official 2010 Queen’s Baton Relay in Melaka, the Queen’s Baton was sent to Kuala Lumpur, where it was on display at the 2010 Commonwealth Games Baton Relay Fun Run. The object of the Fun Run was to publicise and support the XIX Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010, which will be held from 3rd to 19th October 2010, as well as to provide an opportunity to all ordinary sports fans and hobby runners, from teenagers to veterans of both gender to see the Queen’s Baton at close range, to have photographs taken with the Baton, etc.
The Fun Run was held at Dataran Merdeka at 7.30 a.m. of 13th June 2010. The Run was over 5 Km. Over 200 runners participated in the Fun Run, including H.E. Mr. Vijay Gokhale, High Commissioner of India to Malaysia, H.E. Mr. B.N. Reddy, Deputy High Commissioner of India to Malaysia, Ms. Pooja Kapur, Counsellor (Press, Information, Culture & Community Affairs). High Commission of India in Kuala Lumpur, Indian expatriates in Malaysia and Malaysians. The Run was flagged off by YBhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Abdul Halil bin Mutalib, Chef de Mission of the Malaysia Contingent to the Delhi XIX Commonwealth Games 2010, in the presence of YBhg. Tan Sri Dr. M. Jegathesan, Deputy President of OCM and member of the CGF Executive Board. The Queen’s Baton was taken along the 5 Km Run, with it being passed from runner to runner along the route. After the Run, all the runners had the opportunity to take photographs with the Queen’s Baton.
There were 45 lucky draws donated by sponsors Milo, Bata, 100Plus and Sports Toto. The lucky numbers were drawn and the prizes presented by YBhg. Tan Sri Dr. M. Jegathesan, YBhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Abdul Halil bin Mutalib, Ms. Pooja Kapur and H.E. Mr. B.N. Reddy.
Introducing Bobby Chen
Lord’s Taverners (Malaysia) Berhad together with The British Malaysian Society are presenting the world-renowned concert pianist Bobby Chen on 24th June 2010, at the Ballroom of Hotel Equatorial Kuala Lumpur. Malaysian-born Bobby Chen studied at the exclusive Yehudi Menuhin School of Music and has preformed in respected venues such as Royal Festival Hall, Purcell Room and Wigmore Hall. The Dinner Show is under the Royal patronage of DYMM Tuanku Muhriz ibni Almarhum Tuanku Munawir. For reservations, please call 03-2161 777, F& B Department ext. 8219/8203. The Show is in aid of charity and young Malaysia music prodigies. All Malaysians are urged to support the Show, which in the words of Y.Bhg. Dato’ V. C. George “A must not be missed event and the dinner is 5 Star”.
29th OCM Annual General Assembly 2010
The 29th OCM Annual General Assembly 2010 will be held on 26th June 2010 at 9.30 a.m. at the OCM Indoor Sports Arena, Level 3, OCM Indoor Sports Complex, Wisma OCM Phase II, Kuala Lumpur. Notice and the agenda for the General Assembly had been sent to the affiliates of OCM.