OCM Weekly Highlights
7th November 2010
OCM Official Website: www.olympic.org.my
17th OCM Executive Board Meeting – 9th November 2010 at 4.30 p.m. at OCM Boardroom.
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 2010/2011
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 Muscat 2010 – 8th to 16th December 2010, Muscat, Oman.
7th Asian Winter Games 2011, Astana-Almaty, Kazakhstan – 30th January to 6th February 2011
The Office Bearers and members of OCM wish to extend our condolences to the family of the late Datuk Thanapalan Paul Murugasu, who passed away peacefully, on 28th August 2010 at the age of 86 years.
The late Datuk Paul Murugasu was the Secretary General of the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) from 1980 to 1985. He joined FAM in 1973 and served under two Presidents, Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Hamzah Abu Samah and DYMM Sultan of Pahang, Sultan Ahmad Shah. Datuk Paul Murugasu was inducted into the OCM Hall of Fame in 2007 for his contributions to the development of Football in Malaysia.
Handing of Jalur Gemilang Ceremony to the Chef de Mission of 16th Asian Games
Y.B. Dato’ Ahmad Shabery Cheek, Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia handed the Jalur Gemilang to YBhg. Dato’ Zolkples Embong, Chef de Mission of the Malaysia Contingent to the Guangzhou 16th Asian Games 2010, on Wednesday, 3rd November at Parliament House. In his address to the Malaysian Contingent, the Hon. Minister congratulated the Malaysian Contingent of the XIX Commonwealth Games for surpassing the target of 10 gold medals, by winning 12 gold medals in Delhi, thus achieving the best ever result by a Malaysian Contingent in a Commonwealth Games. He urged the Malaysian Contingent to Guangzhou to emulate their fellow athletes at the Commonwealth Games, by winning 9 or more gold medals. He expressed confidence that the Malaysian Contingent, under the able leadership of the Chef de Mission, Y.Bhg. Dato’ Zolkples Embong, would be able to achieve the target, if not surpassing it. The Flag Bearers of the Malaysian Contingent at the Guangzhou 16th Asian Games are Badminton Doubles Pair Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong, the gold medalist at the Doha 2006 Asian Games.
At the same ceremony, the Hon. Minister presented cheques to the XIX Commonwealth Games medalists. Elaine Koon, the Rhythmic Gymnast, was presented with RM180,000/= for winning one gold medal, one silver medal and 3 bronze medals. The awards for medalists of the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games are RM80,000/= for a gold medal, RM40,000/= for a silver medal and RM20,000/= for a bronze medal.
Guangzhou 16th Asian Games 2010
The Football and Sailing teams of the Malaysian Contingent of the Guangzhou 16th Asian Games arrived in Guangzhou on 5th November 2010. The Malaysian Football team will be meeting Kirgizstan on Monday, 8th Nov. at 16.00 hour (Guangzhou is in the same time zone as Malaysia). The second match will be against Japan on 10th Nov at 16.00 hour, and the third match will be against China on 13th Nov at 19.00 hour. The teams are divided into 6 groups of 4 teams each, with the group champions and runners-up and the 4 best teams in the groups entering the knock-out stage of 16 teams.
The Malaysia Contingent is participating in 28 sports with 209 male athletes and 130 female athletes. The target set for the Contingent is 9 gold medals, which would surpass the 8 gold medals 17 silver medals and 17 bronze won at the Doha 2006 Asian Games, four years ago. The Flag Bearers of the Malaysian Contingent at the Giangzhou 16th Asian Games are Badminton Doubles Pair Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong, the gold medalist at the Doha 2006 Asian Games. The Chef de Mission is Y.Bhg. Dato’ Zolkples Embong, the Director General of the National Sports Council Malaysia.
14th National Olympic Academy Session for Young Sports Leaders 2011
The 14th National Olympic Academy Session for Young Sports Leaders, organised by the National Olympic Academy of Malaysia will be held from 25th to 30th January 2011 at Wisma OCM, Jalan Hang Jebat, Kuala Lumpur. Affiliates of OCM are requested to nominate their representatives, to attend the above Session. The best Malaysian male and female participant will be selected to represent Majlis Olimpik Malaysia to attend the International Olympic Academy Session to be held in Olympia, Greece, in June/July 2011.
All members of OCM are encouraged to nominate candidates to attend the 14th National Olympic Academy Session for Young Sports Leaders 2011.
OCM’s Relationship with BFM 89.9FM
Following regular contacts between OCM Media Committee (Encik Chris Syer) and BFM 89.9FM, the Radio Station has agreed to broadcast news from OCM/NSAs in their weekly programme – “Sports Un-illustrated” - hosted by Ross Yusoff on Sundays from 10.00am to 12 Noon. NSAs are requested to make contact with Encik Chris Syer, a 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.