OCM Weekly Highlights
26th September 2010
OCM Official Website: www.olympic.org.my
50th Putra Cup 2010 – 27th September to 1st October 2010 at the Royal Selangor Golf Club.
158th OCM Council Meeting – 30th October 2010 at 9.30 a.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) 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.
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
Handing of Jalur Gemilang Ceremony
The Handing of Jalur Gemilang to YBhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Abdul Halil bin Mutalib, Chef de Mission of the Malaysia Contingent to the Delhi XIX Commonwealth Games 2010, by Y.B. Dato’ Ahmad Shabery Cheek, Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia was held on Monday 20th September at 5.00 pm at Palm Garden Hotel Bangi.
In his address to the Malaysian Contingent, the Hon. Minister urged the athletes to strive their best in Delhi, by winning the most number of gold medals. He stated that the targets for the XIX Commonwealth Games is 10 gold medals and for the 16th Asian Games, 9 gold medals. He expressed confidence that the Malaysian athletes will fulfill their targets as they did at the 2009 SEA Games held in Vientiane, where the Malaysian athletes surpassed the gold medal target set at between 30 to 35, by winning 40 gold medals.
The Flag Bearer of the Malaysian Contingent of the XIX Commonwealth Games is Ms. Siti Zalina Ahmad, from Lawn Bowls. She won the Women’s Singles gold medal at the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games and the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games. She will be going for her hat-trick of gold medals at Delhi.
16th OCM Executive Board Meeting
The 16th OCM Executive Board meeting was held on 21st September 2010. The following were decided at the meeting:
- Ms. Stephanie Chok from the Triathlon Association of Malaysia (TRAM) and Encik Mohd Zarrawi Ravi Abdullah from Majlis Sukan Sekolah-Sekolah Malaysia (MSSM) were selected to attend the Study Tour Project for Leaders of Asian Youth Sports in Japan from 3rd to 10th November 2010.
- Awarded the 2010 IOC Trophy: “Sport – inspiring young people” to the Schools Sports Division of the Ministry of Education of Malaysia for their 1student 1sport programme.
- Approved the Double Trap Team, the Skeet Team and the Men’s Beach Volleyball team to participate in the 16th Asian Games under Category B.
- Approved Dr. Yeo Wee Kian, Head of ISN Research Unit, to attend the 16th Asian Games Sports Science Congress in Guangzhou from 10th to 12th November 2010.
2010 Malaysia International Ice Hockey Tournament
The 2010 Malaysia International Ice Hockey Tournament was successfully organized from 22nd to 25th September 2010 at Sunway Pyramid Ice, Bandar Sunway. Malaysia beat Kuwait for the Asian Trophy by a score of 5 goals to 4 goals. It was a very close and exciting match with both teams showing great fighting spirit. At the end of regulation time, Malaysia led by 5 goals to 4 goals, with the Kuwait having the opportunity to win as they had three chance to score from penalties. Unfortunately, the Malaysian goalkeeper was in top form saving all the three penalty attempts, leaving Malaysia to win by the score of 5 goals against 4.
McDonald’s 2010 Olympic Day Run
The McDonald’s 2010 Olympic Day Run was successfully organised on 26th September 2010 at 7.30 a.m. at Dataran Merdeka (Independent Square), Kuala Lumpur. Almost 7,500 runners divided into 9 categories for adult men and women and 4 categories for schoolboys and schoolgirls and 2 categories for the disabled athletes participated. HRH Tunku Imran flagged off the runners and stayed back to present some prizes to winners. The winners of a few categories are shown below:
Men’s Open (7 Km) Women’s Open (7 Km)
Muniandy Ramdas – 24 min. 44 sec. Yuan Yu Fang – 30 min. 28 sec.
R. Rubern Kummar – 24 min. 50 sec. K. Ganthimathi – 30 min. 38 sec.
Shaharuddin Hashim – 24 min. 57 sec, Noor Amelie Musa – 31 min. 35 sec.
Lavtredovx Jean Pierre, won the Men’s Junior Veteran and recorded the fastest tome for all the categories, with a time of 24 min. 39 sec.
ISU Junior Grand Prix for the 2010-2011 Season
For the first time in Malaysia’s figure skating history, Malaysia will be represented at an ISU Junior Grand Prix for the 2010-2011 season. The Malaysian National Junior Champions, Ryan Yee and Raya Willoughby will be representing Malaysia in the Men Single Skating category and Ladies Single Skating category respectively.
The Men Category consists of 20 competitors from 15 countries, and the Ladies Category consists of 28 competitors from 24 countries. The first Championship will be held in Courchevel, France from 25 August – 28 August. The second Championship will be held in Karuizawa, Japan 23 September – 28 September 2010. These competitions will also prepare them for their next big challenge the Asian Winter Games in January 2011 where they will compete with skaters who have participated in the Winter Olympics. Raya and Ryan are now in Japan and we wish them all the best.
The ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating is an elite ice skating competition series where top junior level skaters from more than thirty countries compete. The Junior Grand Prix series gives future champions a chance to compete at an international level. Participants in the Junior Grand Prix must be Under 19 years if they compete in singles and Under 21 years if they compete in pairs or ice dancing. The Junior Grand Prix series was started in 1997.
OCM’s Relationship with BFM 89.9FM
Following regular contact between OCM Media Committee and BFM 89.9FM, OCM is pleased to advise that OCM is moving ahead with our association and to provide content for their weekly programme - “Sports Un-illustrated” - hosted by Ross Yusoff on Sundays from 10.00am to 12 Noon.
All NSA’s are urged to make contact with Encik Chris Syer, Member of the OCM Media Committee by e-mail <> or mobile 012 3895950, and provide details of up-coming events and personalities that the NSAs would like to feature on the BFM 89.9FM “Sports Un-illustrated” programme.