OCM-Sports Toto Outstanding Athletes

Kuala Lumpur – Sports Toto, Malaysia, Sept 30, 2012: 14th OCM Executive Board Meeting 2012 – Tuesday, 2th October 2012 at 4.30 p.m. at OCM Boardroom, 1st Floor, Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur.

165th OCM Council Meeting 2012 – Saturday, 3rd November 2012 at 9.30 a.m. at Level 2C, OCM Indoor Sports Arena, Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur.

MDSB Malaysian International DanceSport Championship 2012 (for the MDSB Challenge Trophy) – Saturday, 13th October 2012 at Manhattan Ballroon, Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

2012 World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend – Saturday, 13th October 2012, from 2.30 pm to 4.00 pm., at Sunway Pyramid Ice and Sunday, 14th October 2012, from 9.00 pm to 1.00 pm at Petaling Jaya Arena Centre


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

31st OCA General Assembly 2012 – 8th November 2012, Macau, China.

News Items

2012 Annual General Assembly of the Commonwealth Games Federation.

The 2012 Annual General Assembly of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) was held in Speke Resort in Kampala, Uganda on 28th September 2012. Prior to the General Assembly, the following meetings, Workshops were held:

24th September 2012 – Sports Committee meeting.

25th September 2012 – CGF Executive Board meeting.

26th September 2012 – 9.00 am to 12.00 noon – Regional Meetings of the 6 regions of CGF

26th September 2012 – 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm. – Commonwealth Games Associations Workshops on Capacity Support Programme (CSP) and Marketing.

27th September 2012 – Strategic Review Workshops.

YAM Tunku Tan Sri Imran ibni Almarhum Tuanku Ja’afar, President of the CGF was very busy, chairing the Executive Board meeting and General Assembly, briefing the Regional meetings and participating in all the workshops. Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. M. Jegathesan, the Honorary Medical Adviser of the CGF was present and attended all the meetings. OCM was represented by Dato’ Sieh Kok Chi, Hon. Secretary.

Besides the regular meeting, the CGA Workshops and the Strategic Review Workshops were very beneficial. In the Workshop on Marketing, the proposal of the Australian GCA to permit the competitions attires and the tracksuits to have more than one sponsor’s logo was discussed at length. There was also much discussions on the Canadian’s Capacity Support Programme (CSP) for CGAs and the utilization of the Zeus programme for management of CGAs Contingents participating in the Commonwealth Games.

The workshops on the Strategic Review Report prepared by pmp legacy had full attendance with much discussions on the recommendations on the following items of study; Vision, Governance and management, Sports programme, Games products, Bidding process, Stakeholder support, CGA/Sports development, The Commonwealth, Brand and positioning, Broadcasting, Sponsorship and other commercial opportunities, Overall summary and action plan.

An expert on broadcasting presented a position paper on the broadcasting status of the Commonwealth Games and proposed that the Sports Programme of the Commonwealth Games should be trimmed from 17 to 16 and also to replace some of the less attractive sports with more attractive ones. The Workshop noted that when studying the sports, the attractiveness of the disciplines and events of each sport should also be evaluated. On the Bidding process, it was generally agreed that while there appeared to be a shortage of bidding cities/CGAs, there are sufficient potential host cities CGAs and that the CGF should not try to conduct an IOC style of bidding, which is very expensive and causees too much embarrassment and ill-will among the bidding cities/CGAs. Some examples of the unfriendly feelings at the end of some past bidding cities were cited, the latest being the losing bid city of Hambantota of Sri Lanka for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The 2012 Annual General Assembly of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) was conducted very efficiently in a orderly fashion. The normal reporting by the Regional Vice President, the Financial Report of CGF, the host cities of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, the Samoa 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

On the Strategic Review recommendations and action plan, the General Assembly appealed to the Executive Board not to rush into implementing any of the recommendations, without further study and evaluation as well as taking into consideration the many comments raised and will be raised by the CGAs.

Overall the 2012 CGF General Assembly was well organized by the Uganda Commonwealth Games Association. The official meetings were well managed starting punctually and ending in accordance with the programme. The social functions were also well organized with very warm hospitality of the government of Uganda as well as the people of Uganda and the Uganda Commonwealth Games Federation. The opportunity to host the 2012 CGF General Assembly has certainly raised the profile, reputation and standing of the Uganda CGA very much. Special credit must be accorded to the Mr. Willian Frederick Blick, President of the Uganda Commonwealth Games Association and National Olympic Committee and his hard-working officials.

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)

2010 & 2011 Advanced Sport Management Course (ASMC) Graduation Night and Dinner

A Graduation Night & Dinner is organized by OCM for its nineteen (19) successful graduates of the ASMC, eleven (11) from year 2010 and eight (8) from year 2011. To date, there are twenty-four (24) graduates and their guests who confirmed their attendance. The event will be held as follows:

Date: 6th October 2012 (Saturday)

Time: 7.00 pm to 10.45 pm

Venue: KLDA Studio, Level 2A, OCM Indoor Sports Complex, Wisma OCM.

All OCM Board members and the Programme Directors/Facilitators of ASMC for the two years have been invited for the event.

To celebrate the occasion, the formation of a database of ASMC graduates alumni had been initiated and a letter has been sent out to all the 40 over successful graduates of ASMC since 2008 to 2011. To start-up, a Luncheon Talk by Mr. Rainer Biemans, Managing Director of Dirigo Events Sdn. Bhd. entitled: “Organising a Major Sport Event – The Standard Chartered KL Marathon Experience” is organised for the ASMC alumni as follows:

Date: 7th October 2012

Time: 12.00 pm

Venue: Level 2B, OCM Indoor Sports Complex, Wisma OCM

(Please call OCM Staff @ 03-27152810 for lunch reservation before 4th October 2012)

(Article submitted by Cik Moira Tan)

2012 Advanced Sport Management Course (ASMC) Final Session 4th – 7th October

The fourth and final session of the ASMC will be held from the 4th to 7th October 2012 at Level 2B, OCM Indoor Sports Complex, Wisma OCM. The ten remaining participants are ready with their assignments and case studies. On the last day of their session, the participants will be attending the Luncheon Talk by Mr. Rainer Biemans, Managing Director of Dirigo Events Sdn. Bhd. entitled: “Organising a Major Sport Event – The Standard Chartered KL Marathon Experience”. They will also get the opportunity to meet up with the rest of the ASMC alumni.

(Article submitted by Cik Moira Tan)

MDSB Malaysian International DanceSport Championship 2012 (for the MDSB Challenge Trophy)

Malaysian Dancesport Berhad (MDSB) is organising the MDSB Malaysian International Dancesport Championship 2012 on Saturday, 13th October 2012 at Manhattan Ballroom, Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This function is organized to raise funds for the Thalassaemia Society of University Hospital and MDSB.

(Notice submitted by MDSB)

2012 World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend

After the overwhelming success of the 2011 World Girls’ Hockey Day with over 4,000 participants, the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) earmarked the second World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend to take place on the weekend of 13th to 14th October 2012.

For the Malaysian leg, the Malaysia Ice Hockey Federation, along with Kelab Sukan Hoki Inline and the Underdogs are hosting two events in the Klang Valley. This is an opportunity for girls to try out hockey as a new sport that will span an entire weekend not only in Malaysia but throughout the world. Girls’ from ages four to 18 are invited to two events:

Time: 2.30pm to 4.00pm

Date: Oct 13 (Saturday)

Venue: Sunway Pyramid Ice

There will be about 30 girls on ice, and members of the all women’s team, KL Slayers, will be on hand to assist the newcomers.

Time: 9.00am to 1.00pm

Date: Oct 14 (Sunday)

Venue: Petaling Jaya Arena Centre

More than 50 girls are expected at this event, with coaching by co-host the Underdogs.

Female hockey is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and it is events like these and other similar programs that are being run in many countries to make it a success. You can find out more information on the event at www.iihf.com/girlshockeyweekend.

What is the World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend?

It is an opportunity for girls of all ages to try ice hockey. We are looking at schools all around the Klang Valley to invite them the ice or the roller rink so that they can:

• Be introduced to basic skills in hockey in a positive, fun and safe environment.

• Learn about opportunities in ice hockey and inline hockey in their community.

• Learn about fair play, sportsmanship, and teamwork.

• Meet new friends and have a chance to fall in love with a new sport.

Hockey skates will be provided for the try out in the two events. For registration please contact:

Peter Yip, Organising Director (email: pyjude@gmail.com) or Craig Matthew Lee, Organising Committee (email: craigmatthewlee@yahoo.com)

(Article submitted by Cik Susan Loh, Honorary Secretary MIHF). —- OCM

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