OCM Weekly Highlights
24th October 2010
OCM Official Website: www.olympic.org.my
158th OCM Council M eeting – 30th October 2010 at 9.30 a.m. at Level 2C, Wisma OCM Phase II.
M alaysian Waterski & Wakeboard Championship Round 4 – 12th to 14th November 2010 at Precinct 6, Putrajaya.
7th Junior Under-16 (Boys & Girls) Softball National Championship – 20th to 22nd November
2010 at Sekolah Menengah Teknik Taiping, Kamunting, Perak
8h OCM -Tan Sri Alex Lee Charity Golf Tournament 2010 – 1st December 2010 at the Saujana Golf and Country Club.
M AJOR SPORTS EVENTS 2010/2011
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 M uscat 2010 – 8th to 16th December 2010, Muscat, Oman.
7th Asian Winter Games 2011, Astana-Almaty, Kazakhstan – 30th January to 6th February 2011
News I tems
Olympic Scholarships for Athletes “London 2012”
The Olympic Solidarity has awarded the Olympic Scholarships for Athletes “ London 2012” to fiveelite Malaysian athletes as follows:
- Dato’ Lee Chong Wei (Badminton).
- Koo Kien Keat (Badminton - Doubles Pair).
- Tan Boon Heong (Badminton - Doubles Pair).
- Mohd Azizulhasni Awang (Track Cycling).
- Yuvaraaj Panerselvam (Athletics - 400m).
The Scholarships covers a monthly training allowance of US$1,000/= per athlete from September 2010 to August 2012 and an addition budget of US$5,000/= for the athletes to participate in international championships in order to qualify for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Each athlete has to sign a tri-parties agreement with the Olympic Council of Malaysia and their respective National Sports Associations. The agreement signing ceremony was held on 18th October 2010. YAM Tunku Tan Sri Imran Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Ja’ afar, the OCM President signed on behalf of the OCM, while the Badminton Association of Malaysia was represented by Y.Bhg. Datuk Mohd Al Amin (Vice President), the Malaysian National Cycling Federation was represented Y.Bhg. Datuk Naim Mohamad (Deputy President) and the Malaysia Amateur Athletics Union was represented Mr. Karim Ibrahim (Deputy President).
The five elite athletes were awarded the Olympic Scholarships based of their excellent performance as shown below:
Dato’ Lee Chong Wei (28 years), is the Men’ s Single silver medalist in Badminton at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. He is the 2010 All-England Champion, and XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 Champion. Dato’ Lee Chong Wei is targeted for the gold medal in the Men’ s Badminton Single event at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Koo Kien Keat (25 years) and Tan Boon Heong (23 years) are the 2006 Asian Games Men’ s Doubles gold medalist in Badminton. They are also the XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 gold medalist in this event. They are one of the world leading doubles pair since 2006. They are targeted to win a medal in the Badminton Men’ s Doubles event at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Mohd Azizulhasni Awang, only 22 years, is an up-and-coming young talent being targeted for a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games in the Keirin event. In 2010, he was second at the International Keirin Invitation at World Cup Manchester, second at the Keirin World Cup Melbourne and first at the Keirin World Cup Beijing. He finished first in the Keirin event at the XIX Commonwealth Games, but was unfortunate to be disqualified.
Yuvaraaj Panerselvam, 21 years old, is an up-and-coming young talented athlete, with great potential in the 400m event. He is presently training under renowned coach Mr. Bertland Cameron, in High Performance Training Centre in Kingston Jamaica, from 1st September 2010.
XVI I ANOC General Assembly
The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) held its XVII General Assembly at the Fairmont Acapulco Princess resort hotel in the Cith of Acapulco, Mexico. ANOC was founded in 1979 and hence its General Assembly is held biennially. Hence ANOC celebrated its 30th Anniversary at its XVII General Assembly. The General Assembly was held over 3 days from 20th to 22nd October, followed by the First World Olympic Sports Convention on 23rd October 2010 and the Joint meeting with the IOC Executive Board on 24th October 2010.
A total of 204 out of 205 National Olympic Committees (NOCs), throughout the world attended the XVII General Assembly. The President of ANOC, Mr. Mario Vazquez Rana, the Secretary General, Mrs. Gunilla Lindberg and the Treasurer, Mr. Richard Peterkin, were re-elected unopposed. For Mr. Mario Vazquez Rana, he has been the founding President of ANOC in 1979 and has remained the President since then.
Each of the 5 Continental Associations of NOCs, has 1 Vice President and 4 representatives on the Executive Council of ANOC. YAM Tunku Tan Sri Imran ibni Almarhum Tuanku Ja’ afar was elected as one of the 4 representatives of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) for the session 2010 to 2014.
Activities reports were presented by the 5 Continental Associations of NOCs, as well as the reports of the President, Secretary General and the Treasurer of ANOC and the Olympic Solidarity. There were also reports by the organizing committees of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, the 1st Youth Olympic Games 2010, as well as reports of the organizing committees of London 2012 Olympic Games, 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games, ‘ Innsbruck 2012, Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games and Rio 2016 Olympic Games. There were also presentation by the 3 candidate cities of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, namely Annecy, France, Munich, Germany and PyeongChang, Korea.
Special presentations were made on the Autonomy of sport, Fight against doping, Marketing in sport, Olympic Education, IOC Athletes Commission, IOC Ethics Commission, Generations for peace project, International Golf Federation, International Ruby Board and the Ashgabat Olympic Sport City.
The resolutions for the XVII General Assembly were unanimously approved at the end of the XVII General Assembly.
1st World Olympic Sport Convention
The 1st World Olympic Sport Convention was held on 23rd October 2010. Around 100 Ministers of Sport and the Presidents and/or Secretaries General of 204 NOC attended the Convention. Papers were presented on the following topics:
- Basis for good cooperation between National Olympic Committees and Government.
- Fulfillment of the XIII Olympic Congress Recommendations regarding NOCs-Government Relations.
- Bid of a city to host the Olympic Games.
- Agreements between Governments and National Olympic Committees of an Olympic Games host city.
- Fight against doping and joint actions by NOCs-Government.
- Training of high level athletes.
- Olympic Education.
- Role of the Olympic Movement in the protection of the environment.
- Women, Sport and Social Development.
- Olympic Solidarity.
At the end of presentation of each topic, the Ministers of Sport were provided the opportunity to present their comments and also to seek clarifications. Topic 1 on ‘ Basis for good cooperation between NOCs and Governments’ , attracted the most interventions, from the Ministers of Sport. Lord Colin Moyniham, President of the British Olympic Association, spoke on the need for NSAs to practice ‘ responsible autonomy’ which covers the following 6 points:
- Vision – management and strategy;
- Structures – regulations an democratic process;
- Highest levels of competence;
- Solidarity and development;
- Athletes’ involvement – participation and care;
- Harmonious relationships with governments, while protecting autonomy.
All the 13 Ministers of Sport, who spoke on this topic, acknowledged and recognized the autonomy of the NOCs in accordance with the Olympic Charter. However, they stated that the NOCs are not above the law and if anyone broke the law, they would be punished. A few of the Ministers proposed the establishment of basic principles and guidelines on the roles and responsibilities of the NOCs and those of the Government, so as to avoid any misunderstanding.
At the end of the Convention, the Resolutions were unanimously approved. One of the most important resolutions was as follows:
“That to guarantee the necessary follow-up on the themes discussed at the First Convention, a Working Group be established, comprised of representatives of Governments and National Olympic Committees to develop and submit to ANOC a draft of general principles, joint actions and shared responsibilities. I t was also decided to organize the 2nd World Olympic Sport Convention be held in 2012”
Advanced Sport M anagement Course (ASM C) - the 4th & Last Session
The Fourth Session of the 3rd Advanced Sport Management Course 2010 held from 21st to 24th October 2010 ended very successfully and meaningfully.
The thirteen (13) participants showed great determination in wanting to graduate and they certainly fulfilled their wish in this last session. It was most meaningful and significant to them when they ended the session with the presentation of their personal reflection. Many of them said that the course had indeed had an impact on them not only in their management skills but in their personal lives. All of them had concrete and specific plans to carry out the changes that they have planned for and the facilitators were confident that these changes would be effected. In fact, some of them have already initiated the changes and were operating them in their respective organizations.
The facilitators of this course were Dr. Tan Siew Eng, the Director of the National Olympic Academy, the Programme Directors, Ms. Moira Tan and Mr. Aloysius Lee of whom Mr. Aloysius Lee is the anchor facilitator and Mr. Ong Tah Fatt, Mr. Wan Yew Leong and Mr. Lee Wan Teik completed the team.
The last two days of this session saw the participants doing a self-reflection of themselves and their own associations. Each and every participant journeys down memory lane and reflected seriously on themselves. Most of them spoke of how useful the course has been to give them an insight of what they can do after the training. They are aware of their roles and their rights. It was touching to listen to the participants. All of them had interesting and touching stories to share and also how the course has left an enriching and memorable impact on them
To guide them in their reflection some guiding questions were given as follows:
- What is the most significant learning you have gained from the course? Conceptual knowledge? Technical knowledge? Management skills? Social skills? Self awareness? and Values?
- What have you changed while attending the course? Values? Beliefs? Attitude? Way of doing things?
- What is the most memorable thing you experienced in the course?
- What would be the priority action you would be taking after this course? What outcome would you expect from it?
Many of the participants said that this was indeed a true and effective training course as it focus on the management skill, their concerns, and their competency to carry out the task that they are required to do as opposed to many of their curse which they attended which mainly involved listening to lectures. In this course they said that they learnt not only the academic content knowledge but more importantly the operational management skills to perform their tasks and make positive changes in the organizations. They said that this was made possible because of the competency of the facilitators in conducting the course using the correct training strategy namely: focusing on task-base learning based on androgogical principles. They agreed unanimously that this should be the training model and they would certainly recommend this course to their colleagues and to all management staff of the National Sports Associations (NSAs). The team of the ASMC would like to thank the OCM and its staff for their continuous support to make this Course a success.
The next ASMC will start on February 2011. Please refer to the OCM Official Website later. (This article was contributed by the team of ASMC facilitators)
The OCM wishes to congratulate Mr. David Goh Yoke Meng and Ms. Khong Mei Teng, who are married today, Sunday 24th October 2010. Mr. David Goh Yoke Meng, Chief Coach of Kuala Lumpur Judo Academy is the only son of 7th Dan Sensei and Mahaguru Goh Thong Mong AMN, former National Judo Coach and Past President of Judo Association of Federal Territory.