Coming Events of Olympic Council of Malaysia

Coming Events of Olympic Council of Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia, July 22, 2012: Coming Events, 13th OCM Executive Board Meeting 2012 – Tuesday, 4th September 2012 at 4.30 p.m. at OCM Boardroom, 1st Floor, Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur.

MAJOR SPORTS EVENTS 2012 and onword.

Games of the XXX Olympiad – 27th July to 12th August 2012, London.

CGF General Assembly 2012 – 28th September 2012, Kampala, Uganda

30th OCA General Assembly 2012 – 8th November 2012, Macau, China.

News Items

Departure Schedule of Malaysian Contingent to London

The athletes and officials of Archery, Badminton, and Sailing teams of the Malaysian Olympic Contingent are already in London. The remaining teams departure are as follows:

Cycling

23 Jul BA 395 Brussels/London 1525/1535

8 Aug MH 1 London/Kuala Lumpur 2200/1725+1

Diving & Swimming

23 Jul MH 2 Kuala Lumpur/London 2340/0550+1

13 Aug MH 3 London/Kuala Lumpur 1200/0725+1

Fencing

23 Jul MH 2 Kuala Lumpur/London 2340/0550+1

5 Aug MH 1 London/Kuala Lumpur 2200/1725+1

Shooting

23 Jul MH 2 Kuala Lumpur/London 2340/0550+1

31 Jul MH 1 London/Kuala Lumpur 2200/1725+1

Swimming (Marathon 10km)

26 Jul MH 2 Kuala Lumpur/London 2340/0550+1

13 Aug MH 3 London/Kuala Lumpur 1200/0725+1

Athletics

30 Jul MH 2 Kuala Lumpur/London 2340/0550+1

13 Aug MH 1 London/Kuala Lumpur 2200/1725+1

Majlis Berbuka Puasa bersama SPB YDA

Date: 25 July 2012 (Wednesday), Time: 8.30 pm, Venue: Hyatt Regency (The Churchill)

SPB YDA visit to Olympic Village

Date: 26 July 2012 (Thursday), Time: 2.00 pm, Venue: Olympic Village

The SEA Games Federation System of Rotation of Hosts:

Article 4(a) and 4(b) of the Fundamental Principles of the SEA Games Federation Charter states as follows:

4(a) The honor of holding the SEA Games shall be entrusted to the NOC of each country in rotation in alphabetical order, four (4) years in advance.

(b) An NOC unable to accept the honor of holding the SEA Games in its turn shall inform the Council not later than one year after the Games had been awarded. The honor of holding the Games shall then be entrusted to the NOC of the Country next in the order of rotation.

(c) If after the end of the SEA Games the next host country cannot stage the Games, the outgoing President shall call a meeting to decide on the country to host the next SEA Games.

At the SEA Games Federation Council Meeting held on 14th July 2012, at Nay Pyi Taw, the Olympic Council of Malaysia was offered to host the 29th SEA Games in 2017. The offer was in accordance with the SEA Games Federation Charter, as the last occasion Malaysia hosted the SEA Games was in 2001 and since then, Vietnam (2003), Philippine (2005), Thailand (2007), Laos (2009), Indonesia (2011), Myanmar 2013 and Singapore 2015. Based on the rotation principle, the 2017 host should be Cambodia, followed by Brunei Darussalam (2019) and then Malaysia (2021). Unfortunately Cambodia stated they were not ready to host the 2017 SEA Games, but were prepared to host the 2012 SEA Games. Brunei Darussalam preferred to host the 2019 SEA Games and hence the 2017 SEA Games was offered to Malaysia for consideration. The Olympic Council of Malaysia accepted in principle as otherwise the 2017 SEA Games would be offered to Vietnam. In accordance with the Article 4(b) of the SEA Games Federation Charter, the Olympic Council has until 2013 to confirm its readiness to host the 2017 SEA Games.

A quick review of Malaysia’s record in hosting five SEAP/SEA Games from 1965 to 2001, showed that the impacts from hosting the five SEAP/SEA Games have been very positive, both in terms of the performance of the Malaysian Contingent, and also in the financial return as all the five SEAP/SEA Games did not incur any deficit.

No. of countries No. of sports Position based on gold medal tally No. of athletes & officials Income Expenditure Surplus

1965 SEAP Games 7 14 Second 1,310 RM1.686 million RM1.648 million RM0.39 million

1971 SEAP Games 7 15 Second 1,162 RM1.412 million RM1.028 RM0.384 million

1979 SEA Games 7 18 Fourth 1500 No data No data No data

1989 SEA Games 10 26 Second 3,160 RM17.3 million RM12.8 million RM4.5 million

2001 SEA Games 10 32 First 6,253 RM58 million RM53 mil. RM5 million

The principle of hosting by rotation has enabled each host country to organise the SEAP/SEA Games well within their means. The reason for this is that the SEA Games Federation does not impose any pre-conditions for the host, such as the necessity to have a Games Village, an indoor velodrone, the payment of sanction fees, a share of the sponsorship fees, etc.

The host of each SEA Games also has the flexibility to determine the number of sports and events to be included in the programme. Thus the SEA Games have seen Games with 43 sports and also Games with 22 sports. As a result both the largest and the smallest countries are in a good position to host the SEA Games, as the records show so far.

In summary, it could be confidently stated that no past host of the SEA Games have incurred deficit, unless they wished to so for their own reasons. The SEA Games Federation does not impose conditions, because if this is done once, then it will have to be done it every time, and there will be no end to the arguments and lobbying. In addition, because there is no bidding to be the host of the SEA Games, no ‘empty promises’ need to be made to win votes, only to disappoint everyone by not fulfilling the promises made after winning the bid. —- OCM

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