26th Astro Malaysian Inter-State & National

Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia, April 15, 2013: 26th Astro Malaysian Inter-State & National Championship 2013 – 13th to 20th April 2013 at Sunway Mega Lanes, Sunway Pyramid, Petaling Jaya.

MSN – MCA Level 1 Coaching Course – 23rd to 25th April 2013 at Kinrara Oval, K. Lumpur.

ACC U-19 Elite Malaysia 2013 – 1st to 12th May 2013 at Kinrara Oval, Selangor Turf Club, Bayuemas Oval, Club Aman and Royal Selangor Club

MALAYSIAN Premier League – 18th May to 23rd June 2013, at Johor, Penang and Klang Valley

U-15 SportExcel–MILO–MSN-MSSM–MCA 2013 Final Rounds – 20th to 24th May 2013, at

Kinrara Oval, Club Aman and Selangor Turf Club

Sukan Malaysia 2013 – 28th June to 7th July 2013 in Kuala Lumpur.

32nd OCM Annual General Assembly 2013– Saturday, 22nd June 2013, Wisma OCM, K. Lumpur.

2013 Olympic Day Fun Run – Sunday, 23rd June 2013 at Kuala Lumpur.

International Sports Events 2013

12th International Session for Directors of National Olympic Academies 2013 – 12th to 19th May 2013 at Olympia, Greece.

ANOC Extraordinary General Assembly 2013 – 15th & 16th June 2013 in Lausanne.

53rd International Session for Young Participants 2013 – 11th to 25th June 2013 at Olympia, Greece.

5th ASEAN Schools Games 2013 – 22nd June to 2nd July 2013, at Hanoi, Vietnam.

1st Asian Schools Athletics Championships 2013 – 17th to 24th September 2013 at National Sports Council Track, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur.

Hockey Junior World Cup in Delhi 6th to15th December 2013.

Major Multi-Sports Games

3rd Islamic Solidarity Games 2013 – postponed to a date to be informed.

4th Asian Indoor & Martial 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.

XXII Olympic Winter Games 2014 – 7th to 23rd February 2014 at Sochi, Russia,

XX Commonwealth Games 2014 – 23rd July to 3rd August 2014 at Glasgow, Scotland.

17th Asian Games 2014 – 19th September to 4th October 2014 at Incheon, Korea.

XXXI Olympic Summer Games 2016 – 5th to 21st August 2016 at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

News Items

Happy Vaisakhi Festival 2013

The Office Bearers and members of OCM wish to extend their greetings to all Sikh members of OCM, NSAs, Sponsors, Media, Volunteers, Supporters and Friends, Happy Vaisakhi, which falls 14th April 2013.


The Office Bearers and members of OCM wish to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Ex-Olympic Hockey Umpire, the late Encik N. Sreedhran (Noor Sree Abdullah), who passed away peacefully 23rd March 2013. He was the Head of the MHF Umpires Board for 6 years in the 1990s and served as a technical official in many Hockey tournaments. The highlight of his Hockey career was umpiring at the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games.

20th OCM Executive Board Meeting 2013

The 20th OCM Executive Board Meeting was successfully held on Tuesday, 9th April 2013 at 4.30 p.m. at OCM Boardroom, 1st Floor, Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur. The following matters were discussed and/or decided:

• Confirmed the 32nd OCM Annual General Assembly 2013 will be held on Saturday 22nd June 2013 at 9.30 a.m. at Tan Sri Hamzah Arena, Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur.

• Invite proposals for amendments to OCM’s Constitution to be submitted to OCM by 10th May 2013, for consideration by the OCM Executive Board.

• Approved the proposal submitted by UCSI Blue Ocean Strategy Regional Centre Sdn Bhd to OCM’s to work together in preparing strategic plans for three NSAs to be selected by OCM, as a model for other NSAs to follow.

• Approved the selection of Archery women’s team of 3 archers and one coach, Fencing Epee team of 3 male fencers and one coach and Taekwondo team of 2 women athletes and one male athlete and one coach to train in Incheon, Korea for a month this year, under the Incheon Vision 2014 Programme.

• Approved to carry out the third Rating Exercise of NSAs affiliated to OCM.

• Confirm the Malaysia DanceSport Berhad as an Associate Member of good-standing of OCM since 2001.

• Noted the detail report presented by the Hon. Secretary, on the Olympic Solidarity 2013 to 2016 Quadrennial Programme allocation, budget and programmes.

• Noted that five NSAs, that are Ordinary Members of OCM, have not submitted their questionnaire for the organisation of 29th SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur in 2017.

• Noted the postponement, due to technical difficulties, of the 3rd Islamic Solidarity Games scheduled in Riau Province, Indonesia from 6th to 17th June 2013 to a date to be informed later.

• Noted the programmes and activities of the Move Malaysia Programme.

OCM Strategic Plan Committee

A special meeting with all the heads of the Key Result Areas and the President was held on Wednesday, 10th April 2013 from 4.30 pm to 7.45 pm. at the OCM Board Room. The meeting went through each item of the six Key Results Areas carefully, amended/modified some of them and at the end finalized the OCM Strategic Plan for presentation to the OCM Executive board at its next meeting.

Women Sports Carnival 13 April 2013 – Malaysian Masters Athletic Association

Congratulations to the Malaysian Masters Athletic Association (MMAA) for successfully organising the Women Sports Carnival on the 13 April 2013 for the 6th year in the Institut Pendidikan Guru Kampus Bahasa Melayu, Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur (IPG KBM). The programme was organised with the cooperation of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia, Teachers Training Institute of Malaysia and IPG KBM. It involved about 600 women some of them came from as far as Kedah, Penang, Ipoh, Johor, Terengganu, Melaka and Sabah. Their age ranged from the college students of 19 years to women athletes of 74 years old. The main objectives are to promote healthy lifestyle and to involve women in fun activities /competitions for the well being of athletes and non-athletes. The programmes consisted of the following:

• Talks on the participation of women in the Olympic Games and the problems of women’s diseases and how to avoid such diseases.

• Fashion show by the women teacher trainees and Masters athletes (over 40 participants)

• Fancy Dress Football competition for women (15 teams participated in the fun game and the best three dressed teams would be the winners)

• Master Athletes Incentive Recognition – for winners of the 17th Asia Master Athletic Meet dated 2 – 7 November 2012 in Taipei, Taiwan (24 names, 11 turned up to receive their incentive recognition of cash, certificate and trophy)

• Awards of Excellence given to:

-Sports women from the Malaysian Teachers’ Training Colleges (11 individuals).

-Selected Women Master Athletes (9 women)

-Selected Women Sports Officials and Athletes named as follows:

1. Ms R.S. Selvee – Federal Territory Amateur Athletic Association – 43 yrs. of service.

2. Cik Hajah Norminshah Sabirin – former Deputy KSU- KBS, Founder and former President Malaysia Netball Association, former VP of Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM), Chef de Mission of Malaysian Contingent of the Vietnam 2003 SEA Games.

3. Ms. Moira Tan Siew See – Hon. Asst. Sec of OCM and of Malaysian Fencing Federation, Programme Director of Advanced Sports Management Course of the IOC, Chef de Mission of Malaysian Contingent of the Haiyang 3rd Asian Beach Games.

4. Cik Noraseela Mohd Khalid – Gold medalist SEA Games in 400m Hurdles in 1999, 2003, 2011 SEA Games, National record holder of 400m Hurdles since 1999, 2000 National Sportswoman of the Year, London 2012 Olympic Games athlete.

In attendance for the Women Sports Carnival on the 13 April 2013 were the following:

1. Puan Siti Aishah bt. Yahaya, Bahagian Sukan Kementerian Belia dan Sukan.

2. Y.Bhg. Dato’ Hj Abdullah Hj. Mohd Dom, President Malaysian Masters Athletic Association.

3. Y. Bhg. Datin Siti Hanifah bt. Madarsa, Pengarah IPG Kampus Bahasa Melayu.

4. Dr. Lee Boon Hua, Timbalan Rektor Institut Pendidikan Guru Malaysia.

5. Puan Hajah Latifah bt. Mahamud, Pengarah Sektor Hal Ehwal Pelajar Institut Pendidikan Guru Malaysia.

6. The Chairman of the organising committee, Encik S. Sivapragasam and his secretary, Cik R. Kalaivalli from the MMAA.

(Above article was submitted by Cik Moira Tan, Hon. Assist. Secretary of OCM)

Official Opening of Billy Dance Art Studio

Encik Billy Yong (26 years), who together with his partner, Ms. Carmen Choo (23 years), were awarded an OCM Trust Fund Grant of RM10,000/= in 2011, to enable them to train for 18 months at the Beijing Dance Academy in Beijing, China. The Beijing Dance Academy is an exclusive government Dance Academy where the top dancers of China undergo intensive training in all forms of dancing, from ballet, to traditional and modern. The training in Beijing improved the dance standards of Billy and Carmen very much. On their return to Malaysia at the third quarter of 2012, they turned professional.

As professional dancers, they can only participate in profession dance competitions, where there is prize money to be won. They however, can also become full-time dance teachers. Billy Yong has just started his own Dance Studio, the Billy Dance Art, which was officially declared opened on Saturday, 13th April 2013. The Billy Dance Art is located at 61A, Lorong Sentosa 4, Taman Bayu Tinggi, Klang.

Billy Yong thanked the Malaysian DanceSport Berhad for recommending their application for a grant from the OCM Trust Fund and also thanked the Trust Fund for approving the Grant for him and Carmen to train in Beijing. He stated that the grant although not quite sufficient was a great help, as it encouraged a couple of other sponsors to provide some support to Carmen and him to train in Beijing. The training and exposure in Beijing improved their dancing and also gave them confidence and strengthen their belief in their ability to achieve their ambitions, which are to be top dancers internationally. As professional dancers, they are still taking lessons to improve their standards to compete at international competitions. Teaching dancing would be their means of living and to be independent financially.

The Olympic Council of Malaysia wishes both Billy and Carmen the best in their careers as professional dancers.

Activities in Wisma OCM

Distribution of Race Kits of the KL 10K Road Race 2013

The Organisers of the KL 10K Road Race 2013 distributed the Race Kits (T-Shirts and numbers), to all the runners who have registered to participate in the Road Race on 12th and 13th April 2013, at Level 2C of OCM Indoor Sports Complex, Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur. Level 2C of OCM Indoor Sports Complex, Wisma OCM has become a popular place of road race organizers to distribute their race kits to the public.

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