OCM Weekly Highlights
5th September 2010
OCM Official Website: www.olympic.org.my
OCM Hari Raya Adilfitri Open House 2010 – 18th September 2010 from 3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. at Level 2C and OCM Museum, Wisma OCM Phase II, Kuala Lumpur. All are welcomed.
16th OCM Executive Board Meeting – 21st September 2010 at 4.30 p.m. at OCM Boardroom.
2010 Malaysia International Ice Hockey Tournament – 22nd to 25th September 2010 at Sunway Pyramid Ice, Bandar Sunway. Time – all day.
8th OCM Women and Sport Awards and Dinner 2010 – 23rd September 2010 at 7.30 p.m. at Level 3, OCM Indoor Sports Arena, Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur.
2010 Olympic Day Run – 26th September 2010 at 7.30 p.m. at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur.
158th OCM Council Meeting – 30th October 2010 at 9.30 p.m. at Level 2C, Wisma OCM Phase II.
Malaysian Waterski & Wakeboard Championship Round 4 – 12th to 14th November 2010 at Precinct 6, Putrajaya.
7th Junior Under-16 (Boys & Girls) National Championship – 20th to 22nd November 2010 at Ipoh, Perak
8h OCM-Tan Sri Alex Lee Charity Golf Tournament 2010 – 1st December 2010 at the Saujana Golf and Country Club.
MAJOR SPORTS EVENTS 2010
1st Youth Olympic Games 2010 – 14th to 26th August 2010, Singapore.
CGF General Assembly 2010 – 2nd October 2010 at Ashok Hotel, Delhi.
XIX Commonwealth Games Delhi 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
29th Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) General Assembly 2010 -13th November 2010 at the Garden Hotel Guangzhou.
2nd Asian Beach Games Muscat 2010 – 8th to 16th December 2010, Muscat, Oman.
7th Asian Winter Games 2011, Astana-Almaty, Kazakhstan – 30th January to 6th February
Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri
The Office Bearers and the staff of OCM wish all Muslim athletes, sports officials, sponsors/supporters of OCM, sports journalists and Malaysians “SELAMAT HARI RAYA AIDILFITRI.”
OCM Hari Raya Adilfitri Open House 2010
The OCM Hari Raya Adilfitri Open House will be held on 18th September 2010 from 3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. at Level 2C and OCM Museum, Wisma OCM Phase II, Kuala Lumpur. All are welcomed.
The Office Bearers and members of OCM wish to extend our condolences to the family of the late Y.Bhg. Datuk Gabuh Piging, who passed away peacefully in Penang, on 31st August 2010 at the age of 78 years.
The late Datuk Gabuh Piging, represented Sabah in the Long Jump and Triple Jump, at the Olympic Games and the British Empire Games Commonwealth Games between 1956 to 1962. At that time, Malaysia was not yet established and Sabah athletes could participate in the Olympic Games and the British Empire and Commonwealth Games. He held the national Triple Jump record of 15.16m for 25 years between 1962 to 1987.
The OCM Category B Scheme – Part II
In discussing the merits and demerits of the OCM Category B Scheme, it is relevant to be aware of the OCM Selection Principles for major Games, which were approved at the123rd OCM Council Meeting held on 22nd January 2002. The principles are as follows:
- The OCM and the NSAs abide by the Fundamental Principles if the Olympic Charter, the Olympic Moto of “Faster, Higher and Stronger” and the strife for excellence. Accordingly OCM does not condone, encourage or reward mediocrity amongst Malaysian sportsmen and sportswomen.
- The right of selection of athletes/teams to international multi-sports Games is with the OCM and its affiliates and to individual sports championships is with the respective NSAs, as set out in the Olympic Charter and the constitutions of the respective International Federations (IF).
- OCM shall ensure a mechanism of selection that is balanced and fair, that is supportive of excellence of effort and that will recognize potential for success, present and future.
In addition to the principles, the 123rd OCM Council Meeting also established the following four categories for selection:-
- Licence – athletes/teams invited by the respective IFs and/or organising committees. These athletes/teams may or may not have met the qualifying standards set by the IFs or the organising committees.
- Qualification – athletes/teams who qualified based on quota places or qualifying competitions, on a regional or continental basis set by the IFs and/or organising committees.
- Standards – athletes/teams who have achieved the qualifying standards set by OCM.
- Potentials – athletes/teams whose participation in the multi-sports Games will be beneficial to their potential for success both present and future.
OCM qualifying standards for multi-sports Games are as follows:
- SEA Games – 2nd placing of the last SEA Games for measurable sports and for non-measurable sports are medal prospects.
- Asian Games – 3rd place standards of the last Asian Games for measurable sports and for non-measurable sports are medal prospects.
- Commonwealth Games – 6th place standards of the last Commonwealth Games and for non-measurable sports are medal prospects.
- Category A Potentials – young athletes/teams whose participation in the multi-sports Games will be beneficial to their potential for success both present and future as recommended by the respective NSAs and the Selection Committee.
- Category B Potentials – athletes/teams whose participation in the multi-sports Games will be beneficial to their potential for success both present and future as recommended by the respective NSAs and the Selection Committee.
Qualification for the Olympic Games are based on the standards and criteria established by the respective IFs and the IOC. Views on opinions on OCM Selection principles, Categories and Standards are most welcomed.
2010 IOC Trophy: “Sport – inspiring young people”
Since 1985, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has made available to all NOCs an annual IOC Trophy, each year with a different theme. The NOCs are responsible for identifying and selecting a recipient of the Trophy in their countries.
For the year 2010, the title of the IOC Trophy is “Sport – inspiring young people”. The Trophy will be presented to any athlete, official, organisation and other people, who are involved in sport, who are role models and an inspiration to young people.
OCM has the pleasure to invite NSAs, Media and the public to nominate candidates for consideration to be the recipient of the 2010 Trophy, which will be presented at the XVIII OCM Annual Dinner in December 2010. The closing date for nomination is 30th September 2010.
2010/2011 IOC Award for Sport and the Environment
The IOC Commission for Sport and Environment, launched the second edition of the IOC Sport and Environment Award 2010-2011 on 16th August 2010. The Award is open to individuals, groups and organisations nominated by or through National Olympic Committees, Recognised Organisations, International Federations and Continental Associations.
Winners of the Award, one from each continent will be invited to the 9th World Conference for Sport and Environment to be held in Doha, Qatar in 2011. Their return air ticket (economy class) and hotel accommodation will be met by the IOC.
All those interest to submit nominations may obtain the details and the entry forms from the Olympic Council of Malaysia. The closing date for nomination is 15th January 2011.