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OLYMPIC COUNCIL OF MALAYSIA

     OLYMPIC COUNCIL OF MALAYSIA

    Recognized by the International Olympic Committee

Affiliated to:-

    The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA)

    The Southeast Asian (SEA) Games Federation (SEAGF) The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF)

    The Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF) Islamic Countries‟ Women Sports Solidarity Council

    The International Assembly of National Confederation of Sports The International Group of Sports and Leisure Facilities

TWENTY SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT FOR ST STPERIOD 1JUNE 2007 to 31 MAY 2008

     th1. The 26 OCM Annual General Assembly

     ththThe 26 OCM Annual General Assembly was held on 26 May 2007 at 2.00 p.m. in the OCM Indoor Sports Arena, Level 3,

    Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur. 88 voting delegates from 32 Ordinary Members out of a total of 32 Ordinary Members and 7 thnon-voting delegates from 7Associate Members were present. The 26 Annual General Assembly unanimously approved the thstthst25 Annual Report for the period 1 June 2006 to 15 May 2007, the Audited Statements of Accounts for the period 1 January stto 31 December 2006. The office bearers of OCM elected for the session 2007/2009 were as follows:

    President: YAM Tunku Tan Sri Imran ibni Tuanku Ja‟afar

    Deputy President: Y.Bhg. Datuk Dr. M. Jegathesan

    Vice Presidents: Y.Bhg. Prof. Dato‟ W. Y. Chin

    Cik Low Beng Choo

    Y.Bhg. Prof. Dato‟ Dr. Zakaria Ahmad

    Y.Bhg. Dato‟ Roy Rajasingham

    Y.Bhg. Dato‟ Seri Dr. Ibrahim Saad

    Hon. Secretary: Dato‟ Sieh Kok Chi

    Hon. Treasurer: Y.Bhg. Dato‟ Seri Kee Yong Wee

    Hon. Asst. Secretary: Cik Moira Tan

    Hon. Asst. Secretary: Encik Ramlay Ibrahim

    Hon. Asst. Treasurer: Encik Rosmanizam Abdullah

    Past President and Honorary IOC Member, Y.Bhg. Datuk Setia Raja, Tan Sri Datuk Seri Hamzah bin Haji Abu Samah,

    remains as the Honorary Life President of the Olympic Council of Malaysia.

2. EXECUTIVE BOARD

    The Executive Board of the Olympic Council of Malaysia comprises the Office Bearers of the Olympic Council of Malaysia and

    the following additional members:

    Encik Chua Ah Tok (Director, Olympic Academy of Malaysia) stY.Bhg. Dato‟ Mohd Yasin bin Mohd. Salleh, (Secretary General, Ministry of Youth and Sports) from 1 December 2006. thY.Bhg. Dato‟ Dr. Ramlan Abd. Aziz (Director General, National Sports Council) from 24 August 2005. thY.Bhg. Dato‟ Zolkples Embong (Director General, National Sports Council) from 25 April 2007. ndEncik Raymond Gai Panting (Director, Sports Management, Jabatan Pendidikan Jasmani & Sukan) from 22 April 2006.

3. MEMBERS

     thThe Malaysian Taekwondo Association (MTA), which was deregistered under the Sports Development Act, 1997, on 6 May th2005, was reinstated by the Hon. Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia, on 5 July 2007, following an appeal by MTA. MTA ththwas then reinstated an Ordinary Member of OCM at the 145 Council Meeting on 28 July 2007.

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    The Mountaineering Association of Malaysia (Wall Climbing) and the Extreme Sports Association Malaysia (Board Skating thth Council meeting on 28 July 2007. The Malaysia and BMX Bicycles) were admitted as Associate members of OCM at the 145ththWoodball Association was admitted as an Associate Member of OCM at the 148 Council meeting on 19 April 2008. The

    above NSAs were admitted as their sports are in sports programme of the Games of the Olympic Council of Asia.

     ththThe 148 OCM Council Meeting held on 19 April 2008, approved the Malaysian Lawn Bowls Federation to be an Ordinary

    Member of OCM, from that of an Associate Member.

    The total membership of the Olympic Council of Malaysia now stands at fifty (50), comprising thirty four (34) Ordinary

    Members and sixteen (16) Associate Members. The members are:

     Ordinary Members

     1. National Archery Association of Malaysia

     2. Malaysia Amateur Athletic Union

     3. Badminton Association of Malaysia

     4. Malaysia Basketball Association

     5. Malaysian Body Building Federation

     6. Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Congress

     7. Malaysia Amateur Boxing Association

     8. Malaysian Cricket Association

     9. Malaysian National Cycling Federation

     10. Equestrian Association of Malaysia

     11. Malaysian Fencing Federation

     12. Football Association of Malaysia

     13. Malaysian Golf Association

     14. Malaysian Gymnastics Federation

     15. Malaysian Hockey Confederation

     16. Malaysia Judo Federation

     17. Malaysia Karate Federation

     18. Malaysian Lawn Bowls Federation

    19. Lawn Tennis Association of Malaysia

    20. Malaysian Netball Association

     21. Malaysian Rugby Union

     22. Sepaktakraw Association of Malaysia

     23. National Shooting Association of Malaysia

     24. Malaysian National Silat Federation

     25. Malaysian Snooker & Billiards Federation

     26. Softball Association of Malaysia

    27. Squash Rackets Association of Malaysia

     28. Amateur Swimming Union of Malaysia

     29. Table Tennis Association of Malaysia

     30. Malaysia Taekwondo Association

    31. Malaysia Volleyball Association

     32. Malaysia Weightlifting Federation

     33. Wushu Federation of Malaysia

     34. Malaysian Yachting Association

     Associate Members

    1. Malaysia Aikido Association

    2. Baseball Federation of Malaysia

    3. Malaysia Chess Federation

    4. Malaysia Canoe Association

    5. Malaysia Dance Sport Bhd

     6. Extreme Sports Association Malaysia

    7. Malaysian Handball Federation

    8. Kabaddi Association of Malaysia

    9. Malaysian Ladies Golf Association

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    10. Mountaineering Association of Malaysia

    11. Petanque Federation of Malaysia

    12. Royal Malaysian Polo Association

    13. Malaysian Rowing Association

    14. Malaysian Silambam Society

    15. The Water Skiers Society of Malaysia

     16. Malaysia Woodball Association

4. MANAGEMENT OF THE OCM

4.1 Council Meetings

    Meetings of the Council were held once every three months. During the period under review, the Council held a total of four

    (4) meetings. The dates and attendance at the Council meetings are shown in Annex I.

4.2 Executive Board Meetings

    The Executive Board of the OCM met once a month and had a total of ten (10) times during the period under review. The dates

    and attendance at the Executive Board meetings are shown in Annex II.

4.3 Staff Establishment

    Staff changes in OCM were as follows:

    ; Puan Norhana bte Mohamed Yunos, Director of the OCM Indoor Sports Complex and OCM Museum and Hall of Fame thresigned on 13 October 2007, th; Encik M.P. Haridas retired on 4 January 2008 th ; Puan Salmah Abd. Malik resigned on 25April 2008 th; Cik Nor Maisarah bte Aznan was recruited as Executive Office (Accounts). She reported for duty on 26 May 2008 and will be

    on three months probation. rd; Puan Puvaneswary Rajagopal, was recruited as Executive Officer (Administration). She will report for duty on 23 June 2008,

    and will be on three month probation.

    With the management of the car park and Level 4 of Phase II of Wisma OCM taken over by Waz Lian Hotel Management Sdn

    Bhd, the agreement with FFEE was terminated. OCM now manages the Indoor Sports Arena (Level 3) and all three floors of

    Level 2. The car park staff was absorbed by Waz Lian Hotel Management Sdn Bhd and the remaining 3 staff, namely, Encik

    Zahiruddin Md. Zain, Encik Afnan Panddudin Abdullah and Puan Tamil Selvi S., were taken over by OCM.

    The staff strength of OCM is as follows:-

    ; Five (5) full-time staff.

    ; Three (3) contract staff.

    ; Four (4) part time staff.

    ; One staff on 3 month probation. rd; One staff to join on 23 June 2008 on 3 month probation.

    ; Three (3) staff working in Phase II, Wisma OCm.

5. REPORTS OF OCM’s COMMITTEES

5.1 Building

    The Building and Sports Museum Committee was separated into the Building Committee and the Sport Museum & Hall of

    Fame Committee. Y.Bhg. Prof. Dato‟ W.Y. Chin remained as the Chairman of the Building Committee. The Committee held

    a total of 4 meetings and recommended that its Terms of Reference, as stipulated in OCM‟s Constitution need to be amended

    as they referred solely to the construction of Phase of Wisma OCM, which had been completed.

    Y.Bhg. Prof. Dato‟ Ar. W.Y. Chin presented the proposed plan for renovation of the office. He proposed to separate the

    administration section of OCM from the public, which will have a separate entrance from the Library side.

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    With the inclusion of the car park and Level 4 of Phase II of Wisma OCM into the hotel tenancy agreement with Waz Lian

    Hotel Management Sdn Bhd, the management of the floors of Phase II of Wisma OCM was taken back from FFEE. The staff

    strength for Phase II of Wisma OCM was reduced from 6 to 3. Part of Level 2 B has been assigned to Peninsular Digital Sdn

    Bhd, OCM‟s partner in the Sports TV Channel venture. Level 2A, which was rented out to Jazzercise is now rented out to the

    Kuala Lumpur Dancers‟ Association. The usage of the OCM Indoor Sports Arena has been increasing steadily since it was

    opened in December 2004.

    5.2 Finance and Marketing

    The Finance and Marketing Committee, chaired by Y.Bhg. Dato‟ Seri Kee Yong Wee, met nine times during the period under

    review. The surplus for the year 2007 was RM1,739,815 on a total income of RM9,715,292 for the year as against RM578,211

    on a total income of RM8,402,235 in 2006.

     Perpetual Trustees Berhad had prepared a draft Trust Deed of the OCM Athletes Trust Fund but it has not implemented.

    Around RM8.0 million have been invested with the following three fund companies

    ; a sum of RM4.0 million with ING Fund Berhad

    ; a sum of RM1.9 million with Public Mutual Fund Berhad

    ; a sum of RM2.0 million with Aminvestment Services Berhad

    Another RM2.0 million would be invested later. Only the returns from the fund investments would be utilized for the

    development and welfare of athletes.

    Coca-Cola continued to sponsor the OCM-Coca Cola Olympians of the Year Award, while Manulife Insurance (Malaysia) thBerhad awarded a total of RM51,000/= to 88 gold medalists of the 24 SEA Games 2007, under the Athletes of the Games

    Awards. Samsung Malaysia is the sponsor of the NOA Session for Young Sports Leaders since 2005.

    On the sale of the 2008 Olympic Games tickets, the Beijing Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (BOCOG) could

    only allocate 703 tickets out of the total of 3,098 tickets or 22% ordered by OCM. Only 15 Opening tickets out of 587 tickets

    ordered were allotted. The distribution of the tickets was based on the „first come first served‟ principle. All the tickets have

    been allotted and payments collected.

    During the second half of 2007, Sports Toto and AirAsia signed up as the national partner of OCM for 2007 and 2008. AirAsia ndthwas the official airlines carrier of the Malaysian Contingents to the Macau 2 Asian Indoor Games and the Korat 24 SEA

    Games.

    5.3 Logistics and Events

     thThe Logistics and Events Committee is chaired by Y.Bhg. Dato‟ Seri Dr. Ibrahim Saad. The Committee organized the 15 thOCM Annual Dinner on 4 February 2008 in the OCM Indoor Sports Arena, which had to be postponed twice due to thunforeseen circumstances beyond the control of the Committee. The 15 OCM Annual Dinner was well organized and overall

    it was a great success, with YAB Dato‟ Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak as the Guest of Honour.

     thThe Committee designed the uniform of the Malaysian Contingent to the Korat 24 SEA Games 2007. The Committee is in

    the midst of designing the Contingent uniforms of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. In accordance with OCM‟s policy, the

    designs of 2008 Olympic Games uniforms of the Malaysian Contingent will be utilised for four years until the end of 2011.

    5.4 Management and Legal Advisory

    The Management and Human Resource Committee and the Legal Advisory and ADR Committee were combined into the

    Management and Legal Advisory Committee with the respective chairmen Y.Bhg. Prof. Dato‟ Dr. Zakaria Ahmad and Y.Bhg.

    Dato‟ Roy Rajasingham becoming the joint Chairmen of the new Committee.

    On Management matters, the Committee prepared the Staff Handbook and Manual, the Staff Employment Contract and is in

    the process of proposing a new staff structure for OCM and a new salary structure for OCM‟s staff. With the resignation of two

    staff members, the Committee recruited two new staff, namely Cik Nor Maisarah bte Aznan, Executive Office (Accounts), who threported for duty on 26 May 2008 and will be on three month probation, and Puan Puvaneswary Rajagopal, Executive Officer rd(Administration), who will report for duty on 23 June 2008, and will be on three month probation.

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    th On Legal Advisory matters the Committee organized a “Talk on Mediation and Arbitration to Resolve Sports Disputes” on 24

    May 2008, from 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. at the Conference Room, Ground Floor, Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur. The speakers

    were Mr. Vinayak Pradhan and Ms. S. Gunavathy, two eminent lawyers, who are highly qualified in mediation and arbitration.

    The talk was attended by about 50 representatives of NSAs, OCM, MSN and ISN.

    The approval of the Constitution of a National Olympic Committee (NOC) by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), is

    a condition for recognition by the IOC. To date, the Constitution of OCM has not been approved by the IOC, as there are some

    articles of OCM‟s Constitution, which are not in compliance with the IOC Charter. The Committee has drafted amendments

    to the Constitution of OCM, in order to be fully compliance with the IOC Charter. The draft amendments would be tabled for thapproval at the 27 OCM Annual Assembly.

    5.5 Media

    The Media Committee is chaired by YAM Tunku Tan Sri Imran ibni Tuanku Ja‟afar. OCM‟s application for a Sport Radio

    License was not been approved by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). OCM is exploring

    the feasibility of being the partner of existing radio stations, by providing them sports news.

    OCM signed a joint venture agreement with Peninsular Digital Sdn. Bhd (PDSB), to set up a TV Sports Channel with the

    following conditions:

    ; OCM will not be investing or placing or advancing any funds into the setting up and running of the TV Sports Channel. ; To set up a dedicated Malaysian TV Sports Channel

    ; To broadcast on platform of existing Broadcaster.

    ; To participate in the development of sports in Malaysia.

    ; To promote Malaysian sports regionally and internationally.

    ; the TV Sports Channel will be using ASTRO as the platform for broadcasting the TV Sports Channel.

     thThe Media Committee hosted a lunch for sports editors and sports journalists on 4 December 2007 at the Royal Selangor Club,

    Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur. Sports Editors and sports journalists attended the lunch.

    OCM has established an OCM Media Centre to assist, support and complement the media and publicity efforts and media

    relations of NSAs, who are affiliated to OCM. NSAs could fax or email their monthly or weekly schedules to OCM Media

    Centre, to be forwarded to the print and electronic media through OCM‟s existing network.

    For NSAs with limited capacities, experience and contacts, OCM Media Centre will assist by actually sending out media

    releases, announcements, notices, so that these NSAs affiliated to OCM will get good publicity and mileage for their events,

    activities and for their sponsors.

    5.6 Medical and Anti-Doping Control

    The Medical and Anti-Doping Committee, under the chairmanship of Y.Bhg. Datuk Dr. M. Jegathesan, held three meetings.

    It continued to provide advice on all medical and anti-doping matters to OCM and requesting sports associations. It worked

    closely with the secretariat and the Medical Unit of the National Sports Institute in coordinating the logistics for the latter to ndthprovide the medical services to the National Teams at the 2 Asian Indoor Games 2007 and the Korat 24 SEA Games 2007.

    In the area of Anti-Doping the Chairman of the OCM Medical Committee circulated a paper on „Interim Anti-Doping Process‟

    to all NSAs to ensure that officials of NSAs understood their roles and responsibilities in the anti-doping process. The OCM

    Medical Committee worked closely with the National Anti-Doping Agency (ADAMAS), which had been launched. The

    Committee would conduct educational programmes on Therapeutic Use Exemptions and Abbreviated Therapeutic Use

    Exemptions for NSAs.

     ththDr. Sean Paul, a member of the Committee, attended the IOC Sports Medicine Course held in Singapore from 8 to 10

    October 2007. Various members of the committee continued to play key roles in the international arena through their positions

    in the respective sports bodies. These included Y.Bhg. Datuk Dr. M. Jegathesan (Chairman Medical Commission CGF,

    Chairman Medical Commission OCA and member of the IOC Medical Commission), Dr. Gurucharan Singh (Chairman

    Medical Committee of the World Badminton Federation and member Medical Commission of FIFA), Y.Bhg. Dato‟ Dr. S. S,

    Cheema (member Medical Commission of FIH and SEA Games Medical Committee), Y.Bhg. Dato‟ Dr. Kanagalingam

    (member Medical Commission of World Motor Sports) and Dr. J. S. Deo (ASUM).

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5.7 Formulation of the Rating Instrument

     thrd OCM Annual Conference 2007 was held on 23 June 2007, under the theme “Establishing a rating system for National The 9

    Sports Associations (NSAs)”. After the Conference, a joint OCM/MSN working group was formed to study the findings of the

    workshops and to formulate a rating instrument for testing and obtaining feedbacks from NSAs, to get a consensus before the

    final model is adopted. The working group held 10 meetings to formulate a rating questionnaire, under three main sections,

    Governance; Activities, Programme and Participations; and Performance & Achievements.

    The joint working group prepared the draft questionnaire and carried out a pilot test on 8 NSAs. Revisions were made from the thresults of the pilot tests and the final draft questionnaire was approved by the OCM Executive Board on 20 November 2007,

    after some minor improvements were made. The Rating System was also presented to the MSN Board.

    The questionnaire comprised three themes. The first theme was on Governance with 57 questions. The second theme was on

    Activities, Programmes and Participation with 35 questions and the final theme was on Performance and Achievements with

    32 questions.

     rdththFrom 3 to 7 and on 10 March 2008, 47 NSAs out of the 49 NSAs who returned their completed questionnaires had the

    opportunities to go through and discuss their answers to the questionnaires, on a one to one basis, with the Rating System

    Committee, comprising Y.Bhg. Datuk Dr. M. Jegathesan, Cik Moira Tan and Dato‟ Sieh Kok Chi. The purpose of the

    discussions was to check through the answers, to ensure that the questions were correctly understood and hence the answers

    were correct. The NSAs were given the opportunities to amend the answers to the questionnaires, when it was clear that

    answers were incorrect.

    The results of the rating exercise of the 47 NSAs showed 3 NSAs scoring above 90 marks (5 stars), 11 NSAs scoring between

    80 to 90 marks (4 stars), 15 NSAs scoring between 70 to 80 marks (3 stars), 6 NSAs scoring between 60 to 70 marks (2 stars),

    4 NSAs scoring between 50 to 60 marks (1 star) and 8 NSAs scoring below 50 marks (0 star). The NSAs of Dance Sport and

    Extreme Sports did not submit their questionnaires.

5.7 Selection

     thstndThe OCM Selection Committee met on 30 and 31 July 2007 to select the Malaysian Contingent for the Macau 2 Asian thIndoor Games 2007 and the Korat 24 SEA Games 2007.

     ththThe final Selection Committee meeting to confirm the Malaysian Contingent for the 24 SEA Games was held on 25 ththSeptember 2007. At the 5 Executive Board meeting held on 20 November 2007, the appeals from three NSAs, to upgrade

    a few athletes from Category B to A were approved.

5.8 Sports and Sports for All

     thrdthThe First Announcement of the 12 World Sport for All Congress 2008, in Genting Highlands from 3 to 6 November 2008,

    was published in June 2007 and was distributed to the NOCs and IFs.

     thThree members of the Coordinating Committee of the 12 World Sport for All Congress, Mr. Walther Troger (Chairman),

    Prof. Paavo V. Komi (Chairman of the Programme Committee) and Ms. Catherine Moillen (Ex-Official Member of the ththProgramme Committee) visited Genting Highlands the venue of the 12 World Congress on 5 October 2007, to inspect the

    Genting International Convention Centre, the hotel rooms, and other facilities. A meeting with representatives of OCM and thGenting Highlands was also held to go through the logistics and requirements for the organization of the 12 World Congress.

     thAfter the inspection, the delegates visited Wisma OCM on 6 October 2007, where a meeting with the members of the Local

    Programme Committee, comprising Y.Bhg. Dato‟ Dr. Leonard de Vries, Y.Bhg. Prof. Dr. Abdul Wahab Kosai, Encik Sarjit thSingh and Dr. Tan Siew Eng. The purpose of the Meeting was to discuss the Sub-Themes of the 12 World Congress, which

    has the Main Theme of Sport for All For Life.

     ndthThe 2 Announcement of the 12 World Congress, which is the call for abstracts, was printed by the end of January 2008 and ndsent out to all potential participants throughout the world. The 2 Announcement was translated into French and was

    circulated to the French speaking NOCs and organizations.

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    nd Announcement and the forms for submission of abstracts and registration through the website could be found in the The 2thWebsite of the 12 World Sport for All Congress 2008. Submissions of abstracts and registration of participants could be made

    through the Website www.sportforall2008.olympic.org.my.

     thOCM nominated 8 candidates to the Congress Programme Committee for consideration to be Plenary speakers at the 12

    World Congress. The following three, namely Cik Selina Khoo, Dr. Wee Eng Hoe and Cik Moira Tan Siew See were selected.

    5.9 Sports Museum and Hall of Fame

     thThe OCM Sports Museum and Hall of Fame was officially opened on 4 December 2004, together with the official opening of

    the OCM Indoor Sports Complex, by YAB Dato‟ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Prime Minister of Malaysia. From July 2007,

    it was separated from the Building Committee as an independent committee under Cik Low Beng Choo as the Chairperson.

     thThe Sports Museum and Hall of Fame was renovated in January 2007, with further improvements planned. On 4 February

    2008, YAB Dato‟ Sri Mohd Najib Tuan Razak, Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia and Y.Bhg. Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, thvisited the Sports Museum and Hall of Fame, just before attending the 15 OCM Annual Dinner.

     thOlympic Solidarity has approved US$50,000/= in 2008, for the Sports Museum and Hall of Fame. On 4 February 2008, the

    following former national athletes and officials were inducted into the Hall of Fame:-

; DYMM Sultan Azlan Shah, Sultan Perak Darul Ridzuan (Hockey) former President of Malaysian Hockey Federation,

    President of the Asian Hockey Federation. Chef de Mission of the Malaysian Contingent to the Montreal 1976 Olympic Games. ; Y.Bhg. Tan Sri P. Alagendra (Hockey) 1956 Olympian and Deputy President of MHF and Secretary General of Asian Hockey

    Federation. Chef de Mission of Malaysian Contingent to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

    ; Encik Yew Cheng Hoe (Badminton) member of the victorious 1966 Thomas Cup Team. Won the Malaysian Open Single

    title in 1964 and was a member of the Malaysian team in the 1965 and 1967 SEAP Games, the 1966 Asian Games and the 1966

    British Empire and Commonwealth Games

    ; Encik Billy Ng (Badminton) member of the victorious 1966 Thomas Cup Team. Member of the 1966 Asian team, where he

    won a silver medal and the 1967 SEAP Games where he won a bronze medal.

    ; Encik Shaharuddin Jaffar (Cycling) former national cyclist, who won a team bronze medal in 1962 Asian Games and gold

    medal in 1965 SEAP Games. National coach (1969 to 1984) and Honorary Secretary of Malaysian National Cycling

    Federation (1970 to 1982). First Malaysian to be accredited International Commissaire by the UCI, the cycling world body. ; Encik Abdul Malik Md Noor (Bodybuilding) won Mr. Asia title in the heavyweight category (6 times), Mr. Malaysia (6 times)

    and Mr. Asean International (4 times). He competed twice in the Mr. Universe competition. In 1985, he won the National

    Sportsman of the Year award and the Gold Benson & Hedges Sports Personality Award.

    ; Y.Bhg. Dato‟ Tan Chin Nam (Chess) founding President of the Malaysian Chess Federation (MCF), which was registered in

    January 1975. He served for three terms until 1986, when he retired.

    ; Y.Bhg. Dato‟ Paul Murugasu (Football) Secretary General of Football Association of Malaysia (1980 to 1987).

    ; Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Eyas Omar (Badminton) former President of Badminton Association of Malaysia and Commissioner of

    Sports Malaysia.

    5.10 Women and Sport

     ththThe Women and Sport Committee chaired by Cik Low Beng Choo organized the 5 Women and Sports Awards Dinner on 20

    July 2007 at 8.00 p.m. at OCM Indoor Sports Arena, Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur. Around 530 VIP guests, representatives

    of National Sports Associations, officials, sponsors and supporters of OCM and media representatives attended the Dinner.

    The Guest of Honour was Y.B. Dato‟ Seri Azalina Dato‟ Othman Said, Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia. The winners

    of the awards were:

    ; Woman and Sports Partnership Award Mr. Tan See Wah and Mr. Tan Wah Heng

    ; Grassroots Development Award Ms. Ee Phoeh Hoon

    ; Community Sports Development Award Ms. Kok Mong Lin

    ; OCM Women & Sport Award 2007 Y.B. Dato‟ Seri Azalina Dato‟ Othman Said, Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia.

    ; Ms. Petrina Low Hai Hun (Rhythmic Gymnastics) was awarded the 2007 IOC Diploma.

    Y.B. Dato‟ Seri Azalina Dato‟ Othman Said, Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia was nominated to the IOC for the 2008 thIOC Women and Sport Awards. She was awarded the 2008 IOC World Women & Sport Trophy for 2008 on 8 March 2008 that the 4 IOC World Conference Women and Sport in Jordan.

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    Cik Low Beng Choo, Chairperson of the OCM Women and Sport Committee has been appointed a member of the IOC Women thth February 2008. She was inducted into the International Softball Hall of Fame on 27 October and Sport Commission on 29

    2007.

     rdthThe 3 OCM Children‟s “Right to Play” Carnival was held in the morning of 28 July 2007 at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala

    Lumpur. 113 young participants below the age of 12 years, from 8 orphanages took part in a number of modified sports events,

    such as mini Basketball, Futsal, etc., at the Carnival. All the young participants had an enjoyable time.

5.11 Tan Sri Dato’ Alex Lee’s Athletes Education Fund

    The Tan Sri Dato‟ Alex Lee‟s Athletes Education Fund was established in November 1999, in memory of the Late Tan Sri Alex stLee, Vice President of OCM, who passed away in a scuba diving accident in Papua New Guinea on 31 October 1999. The

    Education Fund is to provide yearly study grants, of a maximum of RM3,000/= per year, to former and present national athletes

    to further their tertiary education.

    In 2007, three more national athletes were awarded the Tan Sri Alex Scholarships. They are Ms. Evy James (Fencing), Ms.

    Chen Hui Jing (Basketball) and Mr. Sabri Nullah (Fencing) With the above 3 new scholars, the Tan Sri Alex Lee Athletes

    Education Fund has awarded scholarships to 18 national athletes to further their education, since 2000, paying out a total of

    RM107,551.00.

5.12 Olympic Academy of Malaysia

     thMr. Kenny Roger Wong and Ms. Amy Cheah attended the 14 International Olympic Academic Session organized by the ndthSingapore National Olympic Academy from 2 to 6 December 2007 at Costa Sands Resort, Sentosa Island, Singapore.

     ththrdThe 11 NOA Session for Young Sports Leaders was successfully organized in Wisma OCM from 19 to 23 February 2008.

    There were 20 foreign participants from 18 National Olympic Committees (NOCs), namely Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia,

    China, Chinese Taipei, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong (China), Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mauritius, Mongolia, Oman,

    Philippine, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and from Iowa State, USA. There were 30 local participants, making a total of 50 thparticipants. YAM Tunku Tan Sri Imran ibni Tuanku Ja‟afar, President of OCM, officially declared opened the 11 Session on th20 February 2007. The Closing Ceremony was officiated by Y.Bhg. Prof. Dato‟ Zakaria Ahmad, Vice President of OCM on rd23 February 2008.

    At the end of the Session, the best Malaysian female and male participants were Ms. Choy Poh Lai, current National Tenpin thBowler and Mr. Mark Chua former National Swimmer, respectively. They will be OCM‟s Official Delegates at the 48 ththInternational Session for Young Participants that will be held in Olympia, Greece from 11 to 25 June 2008.

     ndthThe 2 Children‟s Colouring Competition was held in conjunction with the 11 NOA Session for Young Sports Leaders. The

    art competition was divided into 2 groups, for children between the ages of 7 to 9 years and from 10 to 12 years. A total of 80

    children from primary schools around Kuala Lumpur participated in the competition.

5.13 Nilai International University College-OCM Scholarship Programme

     thThe Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia had upgraded Nilai College to a university and since 24 June 2007, it has been

    renamed as Nilai International University College. The Nilai International University College has agreed to increase the

    number of scholarships to the OCM from three to five per year. Applications for the five scholarships were invited for the May

    2008 intake. Encik Eng Chin Wei (Taekwondo) and Enck Senatiraj s/o Thevaratnam (Cricket) Team recipients of the Nilai

    International College-OCM Scholarships continued with their studies in Nilai International College.

6. ACTIVITIES OF OCM

6.1 Bid for Youth Olympic Games 2008

    The National Sports Council Malaysia (NSC) and the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) jointly submitted a letter of intent thstto be a candidate city of the first Youth Olympic Games in 2010 on 30 August 2007, a day before the deadline of 31 August

    2007.

    A Malaysian delegation comprising Y Bhg Dato‟ Zolkples Embong, Director General, NSC, Encik Ab Jalil Hj. Abdullah,

    Director of Event Management, NSC, Y Bhg Prof. Dato‟ Ar. W Y Chin, Vice President, OCM and Encik A Devaraj, Sports

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    Media Promotions Sdn Bhd attended the Workshop on the preparation of the candidature file at the Olympic Museum in th September 2007. Lausanne on 18

    Of the original eleven candidate cities, Belgrade (Yugoslavia) withdrew, leaving the following ten candidate cities: Algiers

    (Algeria), Athens (Greece), Bangkok (Thailand), Debrecen (Hungary), Guatemala City (Republic of Guatemala), Kuala

    Lumpur (Malaysia), Moscow (Russia), Pozman (Poland), Singapore (Singapore) and Turin (Italy).

    A Committee to prepare Kuala Lumpur Candidature City File was formed with Y.Bhg. Dato‟ Zolkples Embong and Prof. rdDato‟ W.Y. Chin as the joint Chairmen. The KL Candidature File was completed on 23 October 2007 and Y.Bhg. Prof. Dato‟ thW.Y. Chin handed over 50 copies of the KL Candidature File to the IOC Office in Lausanne on 25 October 2007. stUnfortunately, Kuala Lumpur City was not short-listed for the second round. The Host City of the 1 Youth Olympic Games

    2010 was awarded to Singapore.

     th6.2 9 OCM Annual Conference on 2007

     thrdndThe 9 OCM Annual Conference 2007 was successfully concluded on 23 June 2007, at Olympic Hall, 2 Floor, Wisma OCM,

    Kuala Lumpur. The theme of the Conference was “Establishing a rating system for National Sports Associations (NSAs)”.

    The following papers were presented:

    ; Keynote paper was presented by YAM Tunku Tan Sri Imran Ibni Tuanku Ja‟afar, OCM President.

    ; Rating System an Australian Experience by Mr. Hallam Pereira, Consultant on Sports for Malaysia.

    ; Process Briefing by Y.Bhg. Datuk Dr. M. Jegathesan. OCM Deputy President.

    ; Paper 1: “Governance” by Y.Bhg Dato‟ Roy Rajasingham, OCM Vice President;

    ; Paper 2: “Activities, Programme and Participations” by Y.Bhg. Datuk Haji Naim Datuk Haji Mohamad, Deputy President of

    Malaysia National Cycling Federation.

    ; Paper 3: “Performance and Achievements” by Y.Bhg. Dato‟ Sieh Kok Chi, OCM Honorary Secretary.

    After the presentation of papers, Workshops were held for each of the three papers. Workshop 1 on “Governance” was jointly

    chaired by Prof. W. Y. Chin, OCM Vice President and Encik David Chiam of the Ministry of Youth & Sports. Workshop 2 on

    “Activities, Programme and Participations” was jointly chaired by Cik Low Beng Choo, OCM Vice President and Puan Zaiton

    Othman of the National Sports Council. Workshop 3 on “Performance and Achievements” was jointly chaired by Prof. Dato‟

    Dr. Zakaria Ahmad, OCM Vice President and Dato‟ Dr. Ramlan Abd Aziz, Director General of the Institute of Sports

    Malaysia.

    The Conference concluded that that the rating system is a tool to identify the strength and weaknesses of NSAs, so that

    attention and assistance could be provided to reduce if not eliminate the weaknesses of the NSAs.

     th6.3 5 Tan Sri Alex Lee Golf Championship

     ththThe 5 OCM-Tan Sri Alex Lee Charity Golf Championship was held on 11 September 2007, at Bunga Raya Course, Saujana

    Golf & Country Club. A total of 27 teams participated in the Championship. RM43,566.40 was raised for the Tan Sri Athletes

    Education Fund from the Championship. Three new scholars for 2007, Ms. Evy James (Fencing), Ms. Chen Hui Jing

    (Basketball) and Mr. Sabri Nullah (Fencing) were presented at the prize presentation lunch at the end of the Championship.

     th6.4 7 OCM Annual Events Seminar

     ththAbout 60 participants attended the 7 OCM Annual Events Seminar on 20 October 2007, at 11.00 a.m. at OCM Conference

    Room, Ground Floor, Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur. Encik Hisham Haron Hashim, President of Peninsula Digital Sdn Bhd

    presented a paper on the benefits and requirements for a TV Sports Channel, while Encik Chris Syer, a long time radio

    commentator, spoke on the benefits and requirements for a Sports Radio.

    Both the presentations were very informative, educational and interesting. After the presentations, many questions,

    suggestions and comments were received from the floor. There was a general consensus that the setting up of a dedicated TV

    Sports Channel and a Sports Radio Station, would help very much the promotion and development of sports, educate and

    increase the awareness of the public on the values of sport, provide better publicity for the NSAs and enhance sponsorship of

    sport.

6.5 OCM Hari Raya Aidilfitri Open House 2007

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    About 150 OCM Council members, representatives of NSAs, sponsors and supporters of OCM attended the OCM Hari Raya

    Aidilfitri Open House on 20th October 2007 from 1.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. at the Coffee House, Hotel Olimpik, Wisma OCM.

    The General Manager and senior staff of Hotel Olimpik, generously sponsored half the Open House expenses and took the

    opportunity to introduce themselves to the members of OCM Affiliates, Sponsors, supporters, etc. The Open House was a great

    success.

     th OCM Annual Dinner and Awards Night 6.6 15

     thThe 15 OCM Annual Dinner and Awards Night, sponsored by Coca-Cola, IOC World Wide Partner and OCM National thPartner, was held in the OCM Indoor Sports Arena, Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur on 4 February 2008. The Annual Dinner of

    OCM was initiated in 1993, and the highlight of the Dinner is the presentation of the OCM Coca-Cola Olympian of the Year

    Awards and the IOC Trophy.

    The Guests of Honour were YAB Dato‟ Sri Mohd Najib Tuan Razak, Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia and Y.Bhg. Datin

    Seri Rosmah Mansor.

    Other VIPs present were Y.B. Dato‟ Seri Azalina Dato‟ Othman Said, Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia, Y.B. Dato‟

    Liow Tiong Lai, the Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia, Encik James Teo, Managing Director of F&N Coca-Cola

    (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., Y.Bhg. Dato‟Mohd Yasin bin Mohd Salleh, Secretary General of the Ministry of Youth and Sports

    Malaysia, Y.Bhg. Dato‟ Dr. Ramlan Abd. Aziz, Director General of the National Institute of Sports Malaysia and many others.

    Around 700 people including representatives from NSAs, sponsors, past winners of the Olympian Award, gold and silver

    medal winners at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and the 2006 Asian Games, members of the OCM Hall of Fame and

    supporters of OCM attended the dinner.

    YAM Tunku Tan Sri Imran ibni Tuanku Ja‟afar, President of OCM presented to Y.Bhg. Datuk Dr. M. Jegathesan, Deputy

    Preident of OCM, the 2007 IOC Trophy for “Sport and the Olympic Movement Y.B. Dato‟ Seri Azlina Dato‟ Othman Said,

    presented the OCM Hall of Fame trophies to eight inductees.

    The grand finale was the OCM-Coca Cola Olympian of the year Award. The award is to recognize and honor excellent

    performances by national athletes at multi sports games. For 2007, achievements at the 2007 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games

    were considered. Swimmers Daniel Bego and Koo Chai Lin were the Olympians of the Year 2007.

6.7 Olympian of the Year Awards for 2007

    The OCM Coca Cola Olympians of the Year Awards for 2007 were won by the following:

     th; Daniel Bego was awarded the male Olympian of the Year 2007, for winning two gold medals in swimming at the 24 SEA

    Games 2007, and setting two SEA Games records. th; Khoo Cai Lin was awarded the female Olympian of the Year 2007, for her excellent and consistent performances at the 24

    SEA Games 2007, where she won two gold medals and set two SEA Games records in swimming.

    YAB Dato‟ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Razak presented the awards comprising a medallion and a cash prize of RM10,000.00 to the ththwinners at the 15 OCM Annual Dinner on 4 February 2008.

6.8 OCM-Iowa Sister States Youth Sports Management Exchange Programme

    The OCM-Iowa Sister States Youth Sports Management Exchange Programme was started in 2003, with the objective of

    training young Malaysian sports officials of OCM and other sports organizations in sports management through exchange

    visits.

    The return visit of the Iowa group to Malaysia comprising eight delegates with six accompanying family members, and two ththproject officers was held from 5 to 11 September 2007. The objective of the visit was to put finishing touches to the

    international exchange programme in youth sports management between the OCM and the Iowa Sister States, under the Open

    Door II programme, which started in 2005.

6.9 OCM Sports Goodwill Ambassadors (SGA)

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