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OCM Weekly Highlight - 12 September 2010

OCM Weekly Highlights
12th September 2010

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Coming Events

OCM Hari Raya Aidilfitri 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.
that Flag Handling ceremony is on Monday 20th at
5.00 pm at Palm Garden Hotel Bangi
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.
Carlsberg Athletes Retirement Scheme Presentation Ceremony – 23 September 2010 at 10.30am in OCM Hall of Fame
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.
Volkswagen 2010 Women’s World Cup - 24 – 26 September 2010 at the Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium, Jalan Cheras, 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.


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

News Items

OCM Hari Raya Aidilfitri Open House 2010

The OCM Hari Raya Aidilfitri Open House will be held on 18th September 2010 from 12.30 noon to 3.00 p.m. at Level 2C and OCM Museum, Wisma OCM Phase II, Kuala Lumpur. All are welcomed. Please note change of time from 3.00 p.m. to 12.30 noon.

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.”


The late Mr. Fong Seow Jit

The Office Bearers and members of OCM wish to extend our condolences to the family of the late
Mr. Fong Seow Jit, a former national swimmer and water polo player, who passed away peacefully on 6th September 2010 in Penang at the age of 68 years.

The late Mr. Fong Seow Jit, participated in the Rome 1960 Olympic Games in Swimming. He also represented Malaysia in swimming at the 2nd SEAP Games in Yangon, Myanmar in 1961. From 1965 to 1973, he switched over to Water Polo and represented Malaysia at the 1966 and 1970 Asian Games, held in Bangkok and the SEAP Games from 1965 to 1973.

The late Mr. Fong Seow Jit came from a family of swimmers and Water Polo players. All his brothers have represented Malaysia in either swimming and/or water polo. Since his retirement from Water Polo, the late Mr. Fong has been running his restaurant, the New Zealand Sea Food Restaurant in Gurney Drive, Penang.

The late Mr. Wong Siong Keng

The Office Bearers and members of OCM wish to extend our condolences to the family of the late
Mr. Wong Siong Keng, the former national basketball coach passed away peacefully on 8th September 2010 in Ipoh at the age of 87. He was born in 1923 in Kelantan and started playing basketball from 1950 and retired as a player in 1962. He was a national player, representing Malaya at the 2nd SEAP Games in 1961 held in Yangon, Myanmar. Upon retirement, the late Mr. Wong Siong Keng became a coach from 1962 to 1988.

He was one of the pioneers in developing the National Basketball Coaching course in Malaysia. He also played an important role as a coach when Malaysian Women Basketball Team won the SEA Games gold medal five times consecutively from 1977 to 1985.

The OCM Category B Scheme – Part III & Final

The importance and interest, the NSAs place on the participation of their athletes/teams in multi-sports Games, such as the Olympic, Commonwealth, Asian and SEA Games, is clearly shown by the manner, the NSAs campaign, lobby and fight for their athletes/teams to be selected by OCM. To the NSAs the right to be selected for the multi-sports Games is the most important reason for them to be members of OCM.

As everyone is aware, each NSA has the right to participate in individual sports championships, such as world championships, continental championships, regional championships and international championships of their respective sports. They do so without any fuss and hassle as the decision to participate in such championships are solely within their own associations and their respective International Federations.

Om the other hand, OCM is the only means for the NSAs to participate in multi-sports Games. Thus, selection of athletes/teams to participate in multi-sports Games, such as the Olympic, Commonwealth, Asian and SEA Games, is by OCM, based on the recommendations of the respective NSAs. Since OCM is neutral and selection is based on merit, the NSAs consider selection of their athletes/teams to be great achievements, as it is proof that they are better than those NSAs whose athletes/teams were not selected.

Based on the above reasons, it is clear that the OCM Category B Scheme is fair to the NSAs, as it respects the rights of the NSAs and provides the opportunity to the NSAs to prove to OCM that their athletes/teams deserve to be selected. From statistics available, Category B athletes/teams have met the challenges and have won medals at the multi-sports Games. In addition, while there are some delays in re-payment, all NSAs have kept their words to reimburse OCM for the expenses incurred by its Category B athletes/teams.

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 15th September 2010.

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