OCM Weekly Highlights
3rd October 2010
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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 2011
8th OCM Women and Sport Award Dinner 2010
The 8th OCM Women and Sport Award Dinner was held on 23rd September 2010 at OCM Indoor Sports Complex. The Award Dinner was graced by the presence of the guest of honour, YB Senator Dato’ Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, Minister of Women, Family and Community Development. The winners of the OCM Women and Sport Awards 2010 were as follows:
- Women and Sport Award for Leadership – Ms. Christina Chee Shin Lian
- Women and Sport Award for Development of Sport in the Community – Ms. Normala Abd Rashid
- Women and Sport Award for Grassroots Development Sport – Ms. Lucy Read
- Women and Sport Award - Women Sports Journalism – Ms. Jamhariah Jaafar
- Women and Sport Partnership Award – Mr. & Mrs. Wong Loy Choy (parents of Wong Mew Choo)
- Overall Women and Sport Award – Ms. Choo Kon Lee
The IOC Women and Sport Achievement Diploma was awarded to Ms. Zaiton Othman, winner of OCM Women and Sport Award 2009, who was ranked third in the IOC Women and Sport Award 2010 for the Asian region.
(Brief report prepared by Encik Fong Wan Hor, Assistant General Manager, OCM)
SEA Games Federation Sport and Rules Committee Meeting
The SEA Games Federation (SEAGF) Sport and Rules Committee Meeting was hosted by NOC Indonesia on Monday, 27th September 2010 at Jakarta, Indonesia. The meeting was attended by all the 11 SEAGF countries. OCM was represented by Vice President, Y.Bhg. Prof Dato’ Ar. W.Y. Chin. Below is a list of decisions of the Sport and Rules Committee, summarized from a report submitted by Y.Bhg. Prof. Dato’ Ar. W.Y. Chin.
Important decisions made for the 26th SEA Games 2011 were as follows:
- Indonesia had decided the main venue for the SEA Games, including its Opening and Closing Ceremonies, is to be held in Palembang. The remaining city shall be Jakarta.
- The Opening Ceremony is scheduled on 11th November 2011.
- All together 42 sports had been adopted, including golf being the latest inclusion.
- Hockey and Bodybuilding are put on hold, subject to Government’s approval of funding. Equestrian shall exclude Polo sport.
- Number of sports for Category 3 was increased from 8 to 12.
Other important decisions made were as follows:
- Myanmar had confirmed to host the 27th SEA Games in 2013 its new capital city.
- SEAGF would write to NOC Singapore, encouraging their government’s support to host the SEA Games in 2015.
- All prospective sports wishing to be listed in the SEAGF Sports Program are to make a presentation before Council, duly represented by their IF/ASF concerned.
- Category 3 sports shall be limited to the maximum of 20.
- Acceptance of Muay is subject to verification as to which is its rightful representative IF.
2010 Commonwealth Games Federation General Assembly
The 2010 Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) General Assembly was held on 2nd October 2010 at the Ashok Hotel, New Delhi. OCM’s delegates at the General Assembly were Y.Bhg. Dato’ Roy Rajasingham, Cik Low Beng Choo and Dato’ Sieh Kok Chi. YAM Tunku Tan Sri Imran ibni Almarhum Tuanku Ja’afar and Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. M. Jegathesan attended the General Assembly in their capacities as Vice President and Honorary Medical Adviser, respectively.
The General Assembly admitted Rwanda National Olympic & Sports Committee as a new affiliate of the CGF. The General Assembly approved 3 minor amendments to the CGF Constitution, the Honorary Secretary’s report, the reports of the Regional Vice Presidents, and the Athletes Representative’s Update, and the Audited Financial Statements for year ending 31st May 2010.
The Organising Committee of the XIX Commonwealth Games presented a detail status report, outlining the challenges faced and the resolution of most, if not all, the problems and short-comings. The General Assembly decided to conduct a detail post mortem of the XIX Commonwealth Games 2010, after the conclusion of the Games to determine what when wrong, and to learn from the mistakes so as not to repeat them in the organization of future Commonwealth Games.
Briefings were presented by the Organising Committee of the Glasgow XX Commonwealth Games 2014, WADA, 2018 Candidate City, Gold Coast, Australia, Organising Committees of the Commonwealth Youth Games, Isle of Man 2011, and Samoa 2015.
The 2011 General Assembly of CGF will be held in St. Kitts & Nevis from 7th to 11th November 2011.
XIX Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010
The Opening Ceremony of the XIX Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010 was a spectacular show of lights, sounds, dances and fireworks. For the first time in a Games Opening Ceremony, the parading athletes were provided seats on the field of the stadium, to listen to the speeches and to witness the show after the Games was declared opened. All 71 member Commonwealth Games Associations of CGF participated in the Parade of Athletes at the Opening Ceremony. India had the largest contingent, and received the loudest cheers from the full-house crowd. The Malaysian Contingent received good applauses and support from the spectators.
Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand, Scotland and South Africa too have large contingents. Malaysia with 200 athletes and 97 officials, participating in 14 sports and para-sport has the largest Commonwealth Games Contingent to-date.
The Office Bearers and Members of OCM wish to extend our condolences to the family of the late Mr. Matt Mckeown, General Manager of Astro Arena, who passed away peacefully on Monday, 27th September 2010 at the age of 43.
Mr. Matt McKeown joined Astro Arena back in September 2009 and was the main driving force behind it since then. He was a great man, friendly and very committed in his works for Astro Arena. May his soul rest in peace.