OCM Weekly Highlights
4th July 2010
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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.
AYAM A1 – Kuala Lumpur Youth (U16) Boys & Girls Volleyball Championships 2010 – 6th to 8th July at Pusat Kecemerlangan Sukan Cochrane KL and 9th to 11th July 2010 at SMK Sri Sentosa Kucai Lama, Kuala Lumpur.
National Basketball League 2010 – 9th to 11th July 2010 at Bintulu Indoor Stadium, Sarawak, 16th to 18th July 2010 at Dewan KDCA, Penampang, Sabah, 24th to 26th July 2010 at Indera Mulia Stadium, Ipoh and 30th July to 1st August 2010 at MABA Stadium, Kuala Lumpur. 2 matches will be played each night, except for the final night on 1st August 2010.
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.
2010 Olympic Day Run – 26th September 2010 at 7.30 p.m. at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur.
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.
7th OCM-Tan Sri Alex Lee Charity Golf Tournament 2010 – 1st December 2010 at the Saujana Golf and Country Club.
MAJOR SPORTS EVENTS 2010
2nd ASEAN Schools Games 2010 – 13th to 19th July 2010 in Kuala Lumpur.
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.
Press Conference on National Basketball League 2010
The 9th National Basketball League 2010 was launched by the Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia, YB Senator Gan Ping Sieu on 1st July 2010 at the Olympic Sports Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
In his address, the Hon. Deputy Minister congratulated the organizers of the NBL for being able to sustain the League for the 9th year. He stated that NBL by playing its matches in Sabah and Sarawk, will further promote and develop Basketball throughout Malaysia. The presence of foreign players in the League will motivate the Malaysian players to improve their game in order to keep pace with the foreign professionals players.
He added that Basketball was introduced into Malaysia in the early 1930’s and today Basketball is being played by all sectors of the Malaysian population at all levels. He confirmed the continued support of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia for the development of Basketball, and hoped for similar support from the private sector, public and sports associations.
He informed the audience that his Ministry has identified 2011 as the “Sport Industry Year”, with the aim to ‘industrialise’ sports by injecting more commercial elements and professionalism into the industry. With the Ministry being the motivator and initiated, sports will be a vibrant industry which can contribute to job creation sn the national GDP, and not merely a recreational or leisure fitness activity.
Finally, he thanked the Olympic Council of Malaysia, the Malaysian Basketball Association, the sponsors, the team owners and players and the fans for their support for the development of Basketball.
Encik Tan Kee Hian, the Commissioner, National Basketball League, in his speech, presented some details on the NBL 2010. He said that, like in 2009, there will be 4 teams, namely, Sarawak Rainbow, Perak Farmcochem, Penampang Kinsabina and KL Dragons, with each team being permitted to have foreign players. He stated that the NBL 2010 will have 4 circuits, with the first circuit at Bintulu Indoor Stadium, Sarawak from 9th to 11th July 2010, the second circuit at Dewan KDCA, Penampang, Sabah from 16th to 18th July 2010, The final regular season circuit at Indera Mulia Stadium, Ipoh from 24th to 26th July 2010 and the playoff will be at MABA Stadium, Kuala Lumpur from 30th July to 1st August 2010. 2 matches will be played each night.
All the teams will compete in three rounds during the regular season. The Team that finished first in the regular season will play the Team that finished 4th in one semi-final, with the Team that finished 2nd will play the Team that finished 3rd in the other semi-final. The semi-finals will be over to matches. If each team wins one match, then the winner will be decided by point difference between the two teams. The winners of the semi-finals will play off the final. Encik Tan concluded his speech by thanking the main sponsor of NBL, Agromate Holdings Sdn. Bhd., with Molten as the Official ball, and other sponsors.
A questions and answers session for media representatives was held immediately after the speeches. The presentation of Team Jerseys to the representatives of the 4 teams was then held followed by the presentation of the sponsors logos and the presentation of souvenirs by NBL.
AYAM A1 – Kuala Lumpur Youth (U16) Boys & Girls Volleyball Championships 2010
The AYAM A1 – Kuala Lumpur Youth (U16) Boys & Girls Volleyball Championships 2010 will be held from 6th to 8th July at Pusat Kecemerlangan Sukan Cochrane KL and 9th to 11th July 2010 at SMK Sri Sentosa Kucai Lama, Kuala Lumpur. The Championships is jointly organized by the Kuala Lumpur Volleyball Association and the Kuala Lumpur Schools Sports Council with AYAM A1 as the main sponsor. The Official Volleyball sponsor is Molten. The Championships will be competed by16 boys and 16 girls school teams from Kuala Lumpur.
The Championships is a good model for junior development, which national and state sports association could follow. The main obstacle to junior development of most sports is the absence of sports clubs. All schools have their school teams, but lack funds and technical capacity to organise championships for the school teams. As such the state or national sports associations should source for a sponsor or sponsors and then work with their respective state schools sports councils to organise a championships along the lines of the AYAM A1 – Kuala Lumpur Youth (U16) Boys and Girls Volleyball Championships 2010.
Another example of working together between the schools, a sports organisation and a sponsor is the Milo Open National Schools Karate Championships, which held its 11th edition on 3rd and 4th July 2010 at the Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium, Cheras, with over 700 participants.
Karate is not in the official programme of the Malaysian Schools Sports Council (MSSM). However, this has not deterred the Hayashi-Ha Karate-Do Association, with the approval of the Malaysian Karate Federation and sponsorship from Milo, to organise the Milo Open National Schools Karate Championships, with MSSM.
The fact that the above Championships successfully concluded its 11th edition over the last two days, is proof that Hayashi-Ha Karate-Do Association, Milo and MSSM have worked out a winning formula, which does not impose financial constraints on MSSM.,