OCM Weekly Highlights
6th 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.
29th OCM Annual General Assembly 2010 – 26th June 2010 at 10.30 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.
SPB Yang DiPertuan Agong’s Birthday Awards
The OCM wishes to congratulate the following individuals for being conferred awards in recognition for their services towards sports in Malaysia by His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong XIII, Al-Wathiqu Billah Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah, on the occasion of His Majesty’s Birthday on 5th June 2010.
- YBhg. Tan Sri Dr. Jegathesan Manikavasagam, Deputy President, Olympic Council of Malaysia on being conferred the Panglima Setia Mahkota (P.S.M.), which carries the title ‘Tan Sri’.
- Ms. Moira Tan Siew See, Honorary Assistant Secretary, Olympic Council of Malaysia, on being conferred the Ahli Mangku Negara (A.M.N.)
- Encik Cheong Wing Kwang, Chief Development Officer of the Wushu Federation of Malaysia, on being conferred the Ahli Mangku Negara (AMN)
- Puan Zaiton binti Daud, Athletics Technical Official, Malaysia Amateur Athletic Union (MAAU), on being conferred the Ahli Mangku Negara (A.M.N.)
- Encik Roswadi bin Abdul Rashid, Vice President, Kuala Lumpur Weightlifting Association, on being conferred the Ahli Mangku Negara (A.M.N.).
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 Relay in Malaysia will be held in Melaka on 12th June 2010 at 9.00 a.m. The City of Melaka is selected because it is also the host of XIII SUKMA from 10th to 19th June 2010. Thus all the young athletes from the 14 states in Malaysia will be present in Melaka on 12th June 2010 and will have the opportunity to witness the 2010 Queen’s Baton Relay. Each of the 14 state contingents will participate in the Queen’s Baton Relay, with other runners to be selected by the Organising Committee of the Melaka Queen’s Baton Relay.
In addition, Melaka (Malacca) is the oldest state in Malaysia, was founded by Paraneswara (believed to be a Hindu) a Srivijayan prince of Palembang, Sumatra in 1377. The historical city centre of Melaka is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 7th July 2008. As such, the route of the 2010 Queen’s Baton Relay will pass through some of the historical sites and buildings in the historical city centre.
The 2010 Queen’s Baton Relay will be officiated by The Right Honourable Chief Minster of Malacca State, YAB Dato’ Haji Mohd Ali Bin Rustam, and will be strongly supported by the Indian High Commission in Malaysia, the National Sports Council Malaysia and the Olympic Council of Malaysia. The official local sponsor of the 2010 Queen’s Baton Relay is 100Plus.
The 2010 Commonwealth Games Baton Relay Fun Run
The 2010 Commonwealth Games Baton Relay Fun Run will be held at DATARAN MERDEKAin the morning of 13th June 2010 at 7.30 am. The Run will be over 5 Km. The objective of the Fun Run is to publicise and support the XIX Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010, which will be held from 3rd to 19th October 2010.
The entry fee is RM10/= per participant, who will get a very attractive 2010 Queen’s Baton Relay Souvenir T-shirt. There will also be some lucky draw prizes. Entry forms are available from the Office of OCM and FTAAA, at Wisma OCM, Jalan Hang Jebat, Kuala Lumpur.
OCM Selection Committee Meetings
The OCM Selection Committee Meetings were held on 31st May, 1st and 2nd June 2010, at 4.00 p.m. at OCM Boardroom, Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur. The 3 day meetings selected the athletes and officials of the Delhi XVIII Commonwealth Games, the Guangzhou XVI Asian Games 2010 and the Muscat II Asian Beach Games 2010. Almost all the NSAs of the sports in the programme of the above three Games attended the meetings. The NSAs of 5 sports requested for the selection of their athletes be delayed, due to reasons beyond their control.
SEA Games Federation Meetings 2010 (SEAGF)
The SEA Games Federation for the session 2010-2011, held its meetings on 29th and 30th May 2010, at the Mulia Hotel, Senayan, Jakarta. The following attended the meetings as OCM’s delegates:
- Y.Bhg. Dato’ Dr. S.S. Cheema attended the Meeting of the Medical Committee on 29th May.
- Cik Low Beng Choo attended the Sports and Rules Committee meeting on 29th May 2010, the Executive Committee meeting and the SEA Games Federation Council meeting on 30th May 2009
- Y.Bhg. Dato’ A. Sani Karim and Y.Bhg. Prof. Dato’ Dr. Zakaria Ahmad attended the SEA Games Federation Council meeting on 30th May 2010.
- The main decisions of the Council Meeting are:
- The NOC of Indonesia, the Host NOC of the 2011 SEA Games has proposed the Games to be in 4 cities, Jakarta, Bandung, Semarang and Palembang. The SEA Games Council has appealed to reduce the number of venues from 4 to 2. The Opening Ceremony will be on 11th November 2011.
- The following sports were accepted for the 2011 SEA Games: Athletics, Aquatics, Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Billiards & Snooker, Tenpin Bowling, Boxing, Canoeing, Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Football & Futsal, Gymnastics, Judo, Karate, Rowing, Sailing, Sepaktakraw, Softball, Soft Tennis, Shooting, Taekwondo, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Wushu, Chess, Fin Swimming, Kempo, Pencak Silat, Traditional Boat Race, Water Ski, Petanque. Total 37 sports.
- Additional sports proposed by the Indonesian NOC: Bridge, Wall Climbing, Roller Skate, Paragliding. These sports are not listed in the SEAGF Constitution.
- Additional sports proposed by other NOCs, Arnis (Philippine), Hockey, Netball & Squash (Malaysia), Muay (Philippine), Triathlon (Thailand) and Vo Vinam (Vietnam).
- The Council confirmed the action taken on the athletes who failed the doping tests of the Korat 24th SEA Games 2009, as recommended by the SEA Games Medical Committee.
- The results of the Doping results of the 25th SEA Games were not ready for reporting to the Council.
- Approved Myanmar NOC to host the 27th SEA Games in 2013 at the new capital City Nay Pyi Taw. 25 sports have been tentatively proposed and they are Athletics, Aquatics, Archery, Badminton, Billiards & Snooker, Bodybuilding, Canoeing/Kayak, Chess, Cycling, Football, Golf, Judo, Karate, Pencak Silat, Rowing, Sailing, Sepaktakraw, Shooting, Taekwondo, Table Tennis, Tennis, Traditional Boat Race, Volleyball, Weightlifting, and Wushu.
- Singapore NOC will invite the Presidents and Secretaries General of the 11 SEA Games member NOCs to attend the Opening Ceremony of the 1st Youth Olympic Games and will provide accommodation for the nights of 14th and 15th August 2010, and tickets for the Opening Ceremony for the two officials.
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.
The Dexion Ice Hockey League (February – May 2010)
The “Dexion Ice Hockey League” finals on Saturday, 29 May 2010 held at Sunway Pyramid ice rink capped a five-month journey of hard work, dedication and sheer determination for some. In the end, the victors and their opponents shared the stage to thank all sponsors, the organizing committee and volunteers involved.
The previous night had produced the longest game, regular season and playoffs, in Division 3 history when the Dexion Slayers-Metro Stars playoff game surpassed the five-minute OT and went into two rounds of shootout. The winner, Dexion Slayers, moved on to meet Dexion Wildcubs in the finals but the better team prevailed as Wildcubs clinched the title with a 4-1 win.
For the Division 2 finals, it was Warriors against a familiar foe, Vipers. After last season’s heart-breaking loss in the finals, Warriors were determined to reclaim the title. They kept their cool despite Vipers coming from behind to tie the game at four goals apiece and hung on to win 5-4 in OT.
When the big boys took the ice, the crowd already was anticipating for more. The back-and-forth took place for both evenly matched teams but the KL Cobras found the extra gear needed to get the job done.
Former Prime Minister YABhg. Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and AirAsia’s Y.Bhg. Dato’ Seri Tony Fernandes presented the trophies for Divisions 3 and 2, respectively and congratulated the teams on a job well done.
The awards ceremony took place at the Cobra Club in Petaling Jaya on Sunday, 30 May 2010 with MIHF President Y.Bhg. Datuk Lee Hwa Beng and Dexion Asia’s Mr. Frank Johnstone handing out the medals. A light dinner was served beforehand, allowing the players, parents, volunteers and family time to relax and mingle.
The 130-strong crowd cheered on as the winners of special awards were announced. Goodbyes and hugs were exchanged, with talks of the next season already underway.
The Dexion Ice Hockey league is organized by the Malaysia Ice Hockey Federation.
Roll of Honours
DEXION Ice Hockey Challenge Trophy
Champion – KL Cobras, 2nd Placing – KL Tigers
League Champion – KL Cobras
Best Forward (Local) – Gary Tan Khia Peng (DEXION Wildcats)
Best Forward (Expat) – Patt Webb (KL Tigers)
Best Defenseman (Local) – Ahmad Bazli bin Abu Safian (DEXION Wildcats)
Best Defenseman (Expat) – Peter Coolen (KL Cobras)
“Tony Ryan Trophy” for Top Goalkeeper – Tengku Muhd Azlly (DEXION Wildcats)
DEXION Ice Hockey Challenge Trophy
Champion – Warriors, 2nd Placing – Vipers
League Champion – Warriors
Best Forward – Jeff Pilat (Vipers)
Best Defenseman – Jeremy Chee Tack Hoong (Warriors)
“Frank Johnstone Trophy” for The Most Promising Goalkeeper – Vincent Hsiao Yu (Warriors)
DEXION Ice Hockey Challenge Trophy
Champion – DEXION Wildcubs, 2nd Placing – DEXION Slayers, 3rd Placing – METRO Star
League Champion – DEXION Wildcubs
Best Forward – Bryan Lim Chee Ming (DEXION Wildcub)
Best Defenseman – Eiley Lane Traherne Tarlton (DEXION Slayers)
“Tupling Family Trophy” for The Most Promising Player
Vinodraj Sundram (METRO Star)
Aqeel bin Hisham (METRO Star)
(The above article id contributed by Ms. Susan Loh, Hon. Secretary of the Malaysian Ice Hockey Federation)