6th Australian Youth Olympic Festival 2013
Malaysia has confirmed with the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) to participate in the 6th Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) from 16th -20th January 2013, with a total of 76 athletes and officials. Malaysia has been invited to participate in six (6) sports and this participation will be funded fully by Majlis Sukan Negara.
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XXX Olympic Games London 2012 - Olympic cauldron
HRH Tunku Imran, President of the NOC Malaysia and IOC Member, posing with the London 2012 Olympic cauldron.
Letter from LOCOG
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2013 OCM’s President’s New Year Statement
As year 2012 ends and a new year begins, it is customary to reflect on the past year and review the in-coming new year.
2012 being an Olympic Games year was a busy and exceptionally challenging year for OCM in general and the athletes and the National Sports Associations. The main challenges were to win Malaysia’s first Olympic Games gold medal in London, achieve the best results in an Olympic Games and to have the biggest Contingent of athletes qualifying for the Olympic Games.
Although the Malaysian Contingent did not win an Olympic Games gold medal, the two Olympic medals at the London 2012 Olympic Games, a silver medal through Dato’ Lee Chong Wei in the Men’s Singles event in Badminton and a bronze medal through Pandelela Rinong in the Women’s 10m Platform Diving event, equaled the best results in an Olympic Games achieved by a Malaysian Contingent, 16 years ago, at Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games.
In addition, a number of the Malaysian Olympians, such as Archer Khairul Anuar reached the quarter final and finished 6th overall. Track Cyclist Azizulhasni Awang, finished 6th and 8th in the men’s Keirin and Sprint respectively. The Men’s Badminton Doubles pair of Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong was fourth. The Diving team achieved good results, with the Women’s Synchronized 10m Platform pair of Pandalela Rinong and Leong Mun Yee finishing in 7th position, Pandalela Rinong and Cheong Yun Hoong finishing in 8th position in the Women’s Synchronized 3m Springboard event and Bryan Nickson and Huang Chiang finishing 8th in the Men’s Synchronized 3m Springboard event.
To top it all, Dato’ Nicol Ann David brought 2012 to a perfect end by winning her 7th Women’s World Open Title in Cayman Islands on 21st December 2012, to become the player to win the most World Open titles in Squash.
In 2012, OCM also participated in the 3rd Asian Beach Games in Haiyang, China as well, where a number of less popular sports, such as Motorised Paragliding, Water Skiing, Woodball had the opportunity to participate in a multi-sports Games at Asia level.
In addition in April 2012, OCM organized the Olympic Council of Asia Regional Forum and the Asian Continental Seminar on the Olympic Values Education Programme (OVEP). Another proud achievement of Olympic Council of Malaysia in 2012, was winning the right to host the 127th IOC Session in 2015 in Kuala Lumpur.
The 12th OCM Annual Conference was held on 10th march 2012, under the theme of “Developing the Capacity of National Sports Associations (NSAs)”, with the objective of improving and strengthening the NSAs in order for them to perform their role better in the development of their sports. The main speaker was Prof. Leigh Robinson, of the University of Stirling, the Lead Consultant of the Research Study on the “Developing the Malaysian Sport Industry”, which was carried out by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia in 2011.
As a result of the recommendations at the 12th OCM Annual Conference, Y.B. Dato’ Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, Menteri Belia dan Sukan, presented administration grants totaling RM1.5 million to 42 National Sports Associations, affiliated to OCM recently, on 4th December 2012. The grants to the National Sports Association will certainly enable them to be more effective and efficient in carrying out their responsibility of developing their sports.
During the year, OCM continued with its programme to assist the National Sports Associations (NSAs) affiliated to OCM, to improve the governance of their associations. Financial grants, from part of the surplus funds accrued during the year were awarded to the NSAs, for the fourth consecutive year. In addition, the OCM Trust Fund continued to disburse grants to NSAs for approved sports development activities, based on applications for assistance.
For the Year 2013, OCM will be involved in the following five multi-sports Games:-
• 6th Australian Youth Olympic Festival 2013 - 16 - 20 January 2013, Sydney, Australia.
• 3rd Islamic Solidarity Games 2013 – 6th to 17th June 2013 at Riau Province, Indonesia.
• 4th Asian Indoor & Marshal Arts Games 2013 – 29th June to 6th July 2013 at Incheon, Korea.
• 2nd Asian Youth Games 2013 – 16th to 24th August 2013 ay Nanjing, China.
• 27th SEA Games 2013 – 11th to 22nd December 2013 in Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon, Mandalay (Women’s Football), and Pathein Township (Ngwesaung Beach) for Sailing.
OCM will continue to discuss with the Sports Commissioner’s Office on the proposed amendments to the Sports Development Act 1997. Discussions on the proposed amendments had been in progress over many years and to date, not much has been achieved. It is hoped that consensus could be reached in the first half of 2013, so that sports development could be more harmonious.
OCM will pursue further on implementing some of the recommendations of the Study on Developing the Malaysian Sport Industry, carried out in 2011, which are relevant and have beneficial to OCM. The Study was carried out for the following five very important topics.
• An evaluation of the capacity and functioning of NSAs.
• A benchmarking of the sport industry in Malaysia.
• An evaluation of sport retailing.
• An investigation into financial management models.
• The sponsorship of Malaysian sport.
One important task of OCM is to implement one of the recommendations of the Study on the need for the National Sports Associations to prepare their strategic plans focusing on the development of their capabilities in order to develop their sports more effectively and efficiently.
Other equally important tasks of OCM in 2013 are the organisation of the 127th IOC Session to be held in 2015 and the preparation of a proposal for Government’s approval to host the 29th SEA Games in 2017. With the above tasks and activities, OCM looks forward to another exciting and challenging year.
Finally, I wish to thank the Government of Malaysia, in particular the Hon. Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia, YB Dato’ Sri Ahmad Shabery Cheek for the support for sports development in general and OCM in particular. I would also like to thank all the NSAs affiliated to OCM, the OCM Board members and the staff of OCM, for their dedication and hard work throughout the year and to wish the whole sports fraternity a Happy New Year and a successful 2013.
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The Office Bearers and members of OCM wish to extend their greetings to all Christian members of OCM, NSAs, Sponsors, Media, and etc., a Merry Christmas.
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Olympians of the Year 2012
The grand finale was the presentation of the Olympians of the Year Award to the best Malaysian male and the best Malaysian female athletes at the London 2012 Olympic Games. SPB Yang di-Pertuan Agong presented the male Olympian of the Year to Dato’ Lee Chong Wei and the female Olympian of the Year to Pandalela Rinong. Each of them received a cash award of RM10,000/= and a medal, which were sponsored by Coca-Cola Malaysia and also the Olympic Pins for the London 2012 Olympic Games medalists.
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20th OCM Annual Dinner 2012
The 20th OCM Annual Dinner was successfully held on Friday, 14th December 2012 at Mayang Sari Grand Ballroom, JW Marriott, Kuala Lumpur at 8.00 p.m. The Guests of Honour were SPB Yang DiPertuan Agong and SPB Raja Permaisuri Agong. Y.B. Dato’ Razali Ibrahim, Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia represented the Hon. Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia, YB Dato’ Sri Ahmad Shabery Cheek.
In his welcome address, YAM Tunku Tan Sri Imran ibni Almarhum Tuanku Ja’afar, President of OCM and IOC Member, thanked their Majesties for gracing the 20th OCM Annual Dinner. He paid a special tribute to Allahyarham Tan Sri Hamzah bin Abu Samah, the Honorary Life President of OCM and immediate past President of OCM, who passed away on 4th September 2012. YAM Tunku Tan Sri Imran ibni Almarhum Tuanku Ja’afar, announced the naming of the OCM Indoor Sports Arena as the Tan Sri Hamzah Sports Arena, in his memory and in appreciation of his contributions to the development of OCM and to Malaysian sport.
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2012 IOC TROPHY “SPORT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT”
The 2012 IOC Trophy under the Theme “Sport and Sustainable Development” states that the Trophy is to be awarded to any organisation, people, sponsors and local authorities which had enabled the development, creation or transformation of projects in a spirit of sustainable development, in all forms, in their communities."
The recipient of the 2012 IOC Trophy is Wisma OCM, based on the evaluation carried out as shown below:
Sustainable Development Criteria - Achievements
1. Transformation - Transformed a waste-land into a thriving commercial and sports centre
2. Creation - Created an attractive office for OCM, hotel, a Sports Museum, offices for National Sports Associations (NSAs) and a sports centre with good, low cost and safe facilities.
3. Economic benefits - Viable hotel, car-park and sports facilities rental business and other associated business. Employment for over 100 people.
4. Financial benefits - Sustainable annual income for OCM for sports development and the development of NSAs.
5. Sports benefits - Provides low cost and safe sporting facilities for sports training and competitions for schools, sports club, sports organizations and the public.
6. Education benefits - Provides low cost and safe facilities to sports organizations to conduct coaches, sports science and sports management courses and other educational programmes.
7. Community and Social benefits - Provides low cost and safe facilities for the public to use for wedding and social dinners, meetings, conferences, seminars, graduation ceremonies, etc.
8. Sustainability - Since the development of Wisma OCM in 1991, it has sustained and enhanced its value over the past 21 years, by the provision of low cost and safe facilities for sports training and competitions, conferences and courses, etc.
9. Legacy - Location of the OCM Sports Museum and Hall of Fame, that has become a gathering place for the learning of Olympism, Olympic values and the Olympic Games by young people from universities and colleges, athletes from the schools and associations, sports fraternity including sports journalists.
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The 8th IOC World Conference on Sport, Culture and Education
(Report from Ms. Moira Tan)
The Conference was from 25 – 27 November 2012 and on the first day, it started with a day’s tour of the city, museum and stadium. This was followed in the evening by a cruise to the Opening Dinner at the National Maritime Museum.
The 8th IOC World Conference was attended by about 500 delegates from 110 countries. Among them were representatives from the sporting community, the United Nations system, civil society organisations, special interest groups, academia, governments, non-governmental organisations, the corporate sector and the media who were invited to attend and share their experiences in the interactive plenary and dialogue sessions.
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OVEP II International Planning Forum
(Report from Ms. Moira Tan)
The OVEP II International Planning Forum was conducted by Mr. Tomas A.G. Sithole, Director, IOC Department of International Cooperation and Development on the 24th November 2012 in the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam. It was attended by 33 trainers from various countries with 8 facilitators assisting in the discussion sessions and presentation of ideas. The meeting was called to review the advancements of the OVEP from its initial implementation phase, to further assist NOCs and trainers successfully dispense OVEP; to review some of the activities carried out in the framework of this programme over the 2011-2012 period; and also to determine the follow-up steps to take with regards to the second phase of OVEP’s implementation process.
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10th OCM-Tan Sri Alex Lee Charity Golf 2012
The 10th OCM-Tan Sri Alex Lee Charity Golf 2012 was successfully held on Tuesday, 20th November 2012, at the Saujana Golf & Country Club. The tournament was by 28 teams, with 3 teams from NSAs, namely Malaysian Golf Association, Squash Racquets Association of Malaysia and Malaysian DanceSport Berhad and a team from the Kuala Lumpur Water Polo Association. OCM President, YAM Tunku Tan Sri Imran Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Ja’afar and OCM Deputy President, Y.Bhg. Datuk A. Sani Karim formed a team respectively in supporting this year’s tournament.
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The Office Bearers and members of OCM wish to congratulate Encik Alex Lim Keng Liat and his bride, Ms. Elaine Liew Ching Ven, on their marriage on Saturday, 17th November 2012, at the Church of Mary Immaculate, Bukit Padang, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. The Wedding Banquet will be held at Rafflesia Ballroom, Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu on Monday, 19th November 2012.
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Happy Awal Muharam
The Office Bearers and the staff of OCM wish all Muslim athletes, sports officials, sponsors/supporters of OCM, sports journalists and Malaysians “HAPPY AWAL MUHARAM”.
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The Office Bearers and the staff of OCM wish all Hindu athletes, sports officials, sponsors/supporters of OCM, sports journalists and Malaysians “HAPPY DEEPAVALI”.
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The Office Bearers and members of OCM wish to congratulate Y.Bhg. Dato’ Lee Chong Wei and his newly wedded wife, Y.Bhg. Datin Wong Mew Choo on their wedding on 9th and 10th November 2012. Two big wedding dinners were held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. The first on 9th November 2012, was for all VVIPs, which included SPB Yang DiPertuan Agong and SPB Yang Permaisuri Agong, the Prime Minster of Malaysia and his wife and many others. The wedding dinner on 10th November 2012, was for Dato’ Badminton team mates, sports officials and friends. Over 1,500 guests were present at the dinner on 10th November 2012.
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Briefing on Goods & Services Tax (GST) by the Royal Malaysian Customs Department
Four senior officers of the Special Task Force Unit on GST of the Royal Malaysian Customs Department briefed members of the Olympic Council of Malaysia on the details of the proposed Goods and & Services Tax, at noon, on 3rd November 2012. The officers were: Puan Rokiah Embong, Senior Assistant Director of Customs I, Encik Mohamad Sabri bin Saad, Senior Assistant Director of Custom II, Tuan Haji Rafie bin Razali, Senior Assistant Director of Custom II, Encik Mohd Hisham Mohd Nor, Senior Assistant Director of Custom II. The talk was very interesting and the members now have a better understanding of the advantages of GST over the existing sales tax and the service tax. The briefing was chaired by Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Mohamad Noor Abdul Rahim, a Vice President of OCM.
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www.gst.customs.gov.my [GST Portal]
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OCM New Associate Members
The 165th OCM Council Meeting was held on Saturday, 3rd November 2012 from 9.30 a.m. at Level 2C, OCM Indoor Sports Arena, Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur and approved the application to be Associate Members of OCM of the Malaysian Sport Aviation Federation (MSAF) and Malaysia Muaythai Association (MMA).
Persekutuan Sukan Udara Malaysia
(Malaysian Sports Aviation Federation)
Y.M. Tengku Abdillah Tengku Hassan-012.3853967
3517 Jalan Teknokrat 5
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Persatuan MuayThai Malaysia
(Malaysia Muaythai Association)
(R/N:PPS/3560/2010/MOM: /165th Council)
Y.Bhg. Kapten (B) Dato' Muhammad Shahnaz Azmi
Dr. John Mohd Abd. Rahim
G-2-8 Jalan SS6/16A, Dataran Glomac
Pusat Bandar Kelana Jaya
47301 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Email: [email protected]
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10th OCM Tan Sri Alex Lee Charity Golf 2012
Hosted by Saujana Golf & Country Club
The Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) is organizing the 10th OCM – Tan Sri Alex Lee Charity Golf for the Tan Sri Alex Lee Athletes’ Education Fund. Previously held events have drawn strong support with participants eager to take part again in the following year. The objectives of the charity golf are to raise funds for the mentioned Education Fund and to encourage interaction between the various National Sports Associations (NSAs), raising the profile of the OCM through charity and also in memory of the late Tan Sri Alex Lee for his tremendous contribution to the nation and sport. To date, twenty nine (29) sportsmen have been given scholarships from the Education Fund, and this year four (4) additional sportsmen will also benefit.
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Olympians and Classmates visited the OCM Museum Hall of Fame
On 22nd October 2012 (Monday), Malaysian Olympic divers, Pandelela Rinong and Wendy Ng with their 40 first year classmates in the Sports Management Programme, Sports Science Degree Course from University Malaya visited the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) Museum and Hall of Fame. The aim was to be exposed to the management of OCM and to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of OCM in the Multi-sports.
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Award Ceremony of RM10,000/= to Pandelela Rinong by HDI Network (M) Sdn Bhd
In recognition of being the first Malaysian female athlete to win a medal at an Olympic Games, HDI Network (M) Sdn Bhd (a sponsor of OCM since 1991) presented RM10,000/= to Ms. Pandelela Rinong Pang on 20th October 2012 at the OCM Hall of Fame and Sports Museum. The cheque was presented by Mr. Brandon Chia, Chairman of HDI Holdings. Present were other members of the Malaysian London 2012 Olympic Diving and officials, media and distributors of products of HDI Network (M) Sdn Bhd.
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2012 Advanced Sport Management Course (ASMC) Final Session 4th – 7th October
by Cik Moira Tan
The fourth and final session of the ASMC for 2012 finished successfully on the 7th October 2012 with 10 participants assuring their facilitators that they would complete their assignments /case studies in due time for submission to Olympic Solidarity. At the closing session, the participants were committed, hardworking and zealous while expressing their gratefulness to OCM for offering the course. The facilitators too committed themselves to continue to run the ASMC for the next quadrennial years 2013 – 2016 giving priority to the staff of NSAs and SSAs.
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Advanced Sport Management Course (ASMC) - Graduation Night and Dinner – 6th October 2012
There were a total of 48 guests and graduates participating in the Graduation Night & Dinner held successfully on the 6th October (Saturday) at the KLDA Studio, Level 2A, Wisma OCM for the graduates of the ASMC of year 2010 and 2011. Seventeen (17) graduates out of 19 were present and they received their certificates from the Vice President of Olympic Council of Malaysia, Y.Bhg. Prof. Dato’ Dr. Zakaria Ahmad. Five (5) National Course Directors for the Sport Administrators Course (SAC) also received their certificates namely: Mr. Wan Yew Leong, Mr. Andrew Gopal, Mr. Dan Leong Theng Choon, Mr. Peter Chee Nyuk Min and Mr. Stanley Charles Louis (absent). Four OCM Board members were present. The working committee expressed their thanks to all graduates and guests and also to Mr. Calvin Loh, President KLDA for the use of the studio and for the entertaining dance performances by his guest artistes.
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Courtesy Call on the Hon. Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia
The President of the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM), YAM Tunku Tan Sri Imran ibni Almarhum Tuanku Ja'afar, accompanied by Y.Bhg. Datuk A. Sani Karim, Deputy President OCM and Dato' Sieh Kok Chi, Hon. Sec. OCM, paid a courtesy call on the Hon. Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia, YB Dato' Sri Ahmad Shabery Cheek on 2nd October 2012. With the Hon. Minister were Y.Bhg. Dato’ Seri Zolkples Embong, Ketua Pengarah of Majlis Sukan Negara, Encik Ahmad Shapawi Ismail, Chief Executive Officer of Institute Sukan Negara and two senior officers of the Sports Commissioner’s Office.
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OCM-Sports Toto Outstanding Athletes of the Games Awards 2012
The presentation of the OCM-Sports Toto Outstanding Athletes of the Games Awards 2012 in recognition of outstanding athletes at the recent XXX Olympic Games London 2012 was held casually on Saturday, 29 September 2012 at 1.00 p.m at Asahi Japanese Restaurant, Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur. Ms. Emily Tan, Senior Manager (Communications), Sports Toto Malaysia Sdn Bhd presented the awards consisting of a cheque amounting to RM 10,000 and a medal, to each of the winners namely: Dato’ Lee Chong Wei, the Silver Medalist in Badminton Men’s Singles event and Ms. Pandelela Rinong Pamg, Bronze Medalist in Diving Women’s 10 m Platform event. Both Dato’ Lee Chong Wei and Ms. Pandelela Rinong Pamg expressed their heart-felt appreciations to the Olympic Council of Malaysia and Sports Toto Malaysia Sdn Bhd for initiating the Annual Outstanding Athletes of the Games Awards. In attendance were Ms. Mae Chen, Team Manager of Diving to the XXX Olympic Games London 2012 and Mr. Fong Wan Hor, Assistant General Manager of Olympic Council of Malaysia.
(Article submitted by Encik Fong Wan Hor)
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Ghani A Football Legend And 'King Of The Ball' In His Own Way
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 28 (Bernama) -- Many might not know that football legend Tan Sri Abdul Ghani Minhat, nicknamed "Raja Bola" or "King of the Ball" who died today at the age of 77, may remain the unofficial world record holder for scoring the most number of goals in the least number of matches.
Abdul Ghani who passed away at the National Heart Institute (IJN) due to complications following a heart by-pass operation at 10.34am today and buried at the USJ 21 Muslim cemetery in Subang Jaya after prayers were conducted at the Kampung Baru Mosque, could have even surpassed world football legend Pele or better known as 'King Pele' with his feat.
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