OCM, National and International Events updates

Olympic Council of Malaysia News: 3rd OCM Executive Board Meeting (Session 2011/2013): The 3rd OCM Executive Board Meeting was held on 27th September 2011 at the OCM Boardroom, Mezzanine Floor, Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur. The following matters were decided:•    Officially welcomed Ms. B. Bayartuya, an officer of the NOC of Mongolia, to Malaysia. She arrived in Kuala Lumpur on 11th September 2011, to undertake an internship programme with the OCM until 9th December 2011.
•    Nominated Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. M. Jegathesan to be OCM’s representative on the Board of Directors of the Institute of Sports Malaysia for a 3 year period.
•    Appointed Cik Low Beng Choo, Prof. Dato’ Zakaria Ahmad and Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Mohd Noor Rahim as OCM’s official delegates to the 26th SEA Games Federation Council meeting in November 2011.
•    Appointed Y.Bhg. Dato’ Laksda (B) Danyal Balagobal as OCM’s representative in the SEA Games Federation Coordination Office Committee.

OCM/Olympic Sports Hotel Hari Raya Aidilfitri Open House

The Majlis Olimpik Malaysia – Olympic Sports Hotel joint Hari Raya Aidilfitri Open House on Monday, 26th September 2011, was an overwhelming success. Over 150 guests, including Y.Bhg. Dato’ Zolkples Embong, Director General of the National Sports Council Malaysia and his senior officers, representatives of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Ministry of Education, the Institute of Sports Malaysia, representatives of sponsors of OCM, affiliates of OCM, supporters, ex-internal and present national athletes, and well-wishers. YAM Tunku Tan Sri Imran ibni Almarhum Tuanku Ja’afar, President of OCM and IOC Member, welcomed the guests to the Open House.

Final OCM Selection Committee Meeting for 26th SEA Games

The final meeting of the OCM Selection Committee was held on Monday, 26th September 2011. The selection of athletes and officials of all 38 sports, Malaysia will be participating in the 26th SEA Games were finalized.  A few sports where there were some confusion, such as Shorinji Kempo, Tennis, and Billiards & Snooker, were resolved amicably in the spirit of the fair-play, interests and well-being of the athletes. The selection was solely based on the principle that the best athletes should represent Malaysia in each and every sport, was strictly adhered.

26th SEA Games 2011

The Olympic Council of Malaysia has submitted the entry forms by name of all the 38 sports, in which Malaysia will be competing in the 26th SEA Games by the Closing date of 30th September 2011. The total number of athletes is 641 athletes (392 males, 249 females) and 222 team officials (207 males and 15 females), excluding the Chef de Mission, Deputy Chef de Mission, Medical team and Secretariat members (estimated at around 60 members).  The total size of the Malaysian Contingent would be around 923 members.

Training the Trainers Course

The training of trainers (TROT) to run the Sport Administration Courses commenced on 30th September and would end on 3rd October 2011.   Five officials sponsored by Olympic Solidarity from Maldives, namely Mr. Mohamed Jaushan Shareef of the Football Association of Maldives, Mr. Hussain Mohamed of the Volleyball Association of Maldives, Mr. Ahmed Munthaqim of the Athletics Association of Maldives, Mr. Ali Faiz of the Victory Sports Club Maldives and Mr. Saleem Ahmed of the Club Valencia Maldives are attending TROT.

The above five were selected from the participants who attended the Basic Sports Administrators Course conducted by Mr. Andrew Gopal and Mr. Dan Leong Theng Choon of OCM, in Male, Maldives from 21st to 24th May 2011. In addition Ms. B. Bayartuya, the intern from the NOC of Mongolia is among the 20 local sports officials who are attending TROT with the Maldivians.

The lead Course facilitator is Mr. Antony Gomez, who has over 30 years experience as a trainer. Other facilitators are Encik Wan Yew Leong, who lectured in Presentation Skills Using Power Point, Encik T. Kumar on Legal Aspects of Sports Management, Encik Stanley Charles Louis on Communications Skills and Cik Moira Tan on Group Roles and Behaviour, through the delivery mode of ‘Word Search’.

The participants from Maldives found the Course very interesting and informative. As the local participants have diverse background, comprising full-time sports officials from government and National Sports Associations, volunteers sports officials from clubs, and university.

They stated that while they have quite a lot of hands on experience and knowledge on sports management, event organisation and the logistics of team travel and participation in overseas Games and championships, TROT provided them the skills to share, communicate and motivate better their knowledge and experience to the trainees, when they conduct their own training courses in Maldives.

TROT is organized and supported from funds provided by Olympic Solidarity.

Visit of Representatives of the Sharjah Ladies Club of UAE to Malaysia:

The Sharjah Ladies Club was founded in 1982 under the leadership of Her Highness Shaikha Jawaher Bint Mohammad al Qassmi, the Wife of the Ruler of Sharjah and the Chairwoman of the Supreme Council for Family affairs.  Since its formation, Sharjah Ladies Club has increased the awareness of women; encouraged their participation in the shaping of society; boosted their confidence and independence and developed their talents over a diverse range of interests.

The club’s mission included the pursuit of sports activities to help shape the youth of the country. A crowning moment came when the National Olympic Committee of UAE honored the Club with a “Diploma of Achievement” for providing Emirati women with the only comprehensive sports complex in the country.  Sharjah Ladies Club is also a pioneer at the local level and regional level in the organization of women’s sports events.

The club organized in 1998 Gulf championships in Basketball, Volleyball and Table Tennis for 8 consecutive sessions. It also organizes and participates in local Tennis tournaments, Karate, Ice-Skating and now includes the first and only Shooting hall for the women in Sharjah.

The representatives of Sharjah Ladies Club, who are visiting Malaysia from 3rd to 8th October 2011 are:

•    Ms. Nada Askar Al-Naqbi – Manager of Women Sports Department
•    Ms. Nawal Al-Shaibani – Media and Marketing Executive
•    Ms. Mai Al-Amri – Volleyball Administrative
•    Ms. Awatif Al-Halabi – Coaches Supervisor

The representatives of Sharjah Ladies Club will visit and have discussions with the National Sports Council, Institute of Sports Malaysia, Bukit Jalil Sports School, the Sports Division of the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the OCM and other relevant National Sports Associations.  The visit is being coordinated by OCM under Ms. Moira Tan, Honorary Assistant Secretary.

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