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BAFFLING REAPPOINTMENT

“I would like to apologise to all Malaysians on behalf of BAM and the players. We have failed to achieve several targets on the international stage over the last three years and I am partly responsible for Malaysia’s failure”. That was not the quote from BAM president Dato’ Sri Mohamad Norza Zakaria, who chose to step down as the Chairman of the Coaching and Training Committee (CTC) earlier today. The quote was actually from BAM secretary Datuk Ng Chin Chai on May 23, 2013, shortly after Malaysia’s failure to make…

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Of Kabaddi, Nepotism and Term Limits

Limiting the term limit of sports leaders has been tossed around by the Sports Ministry for many years. In 2012, former Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek had called for a comprehensive study on the proposal to limit the term for sports association leaders as an approach to ensure the sustainable development of sports in Malaysia. The idea was also championed by the then National Sports Council director-general Datuk Seri Zolkples Embong, who was of the opinion that it would ensure ensure that the development of sports…

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Should Malaysia host another Multi Sports Event?

Former Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) president Tunku Imran Tuanku Jaafar had indicated that Malaysia were capable of hosting the 2026 Commonwealth Games. Tourism Malaysia chairman Datuk Siew Ka Wei, had on his part, bounced the idea of Malaysia and neighbours Singapore making a joint bid for the 2032 Olympics. There are also some who believe that Malaysia should look into hosting the Asian Games for the first time. If Malaysia do make a bid for any of the three, the best bet would be hosting the Commonwealth Games Should…

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TURFED OUT

Asia, especially India and Pakistan, were the kingpins of field hockey until the introduction of synthetic turf in the 1970s. India, who had managed to win at least a bronze medal between 1928 and 1974 Olympiads, returned home empty handed from the 1976 Games in Montreal. It was the first time that artificial turf was introduced at the Olympics. India, regained the title four years later in Moscow, but that was helped by the boycott of many of the top hockey nations. Despite, sporadic successes by Asian teams including India,…

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The data crunching behind the SEA Games success

  Dato Sieh Kok Chi is a name synonym to sports in Malaysia. Below is the analysis that the former secretary of the Olympic Council of Malaysia painstakingly prepared just after the 2015 Games to help pave the way for Malaysia’s overall success at the 2017 SEA Games.     An Analysis of the Medal Winning Patterns of 28th SEA Games to Shortlist the Sports & Events of the 29th SEA Games Background Malaysia will be hosting the 29th SEA Games in 2017. Like all SEA hosts, it is important…

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Review of the impacts of the SEA Games

The Southeast Asian (SEA) Games was inaugurated as the Southeast Asia Peninsular (SEAP) Games in Bangkok in 1959 with six founder members, namely, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. The 2nd SEAP Games was held in Yangon (then known as Rangoon) in 1959. The 3rd SEAP Games, which was scheduled to be held in Cambodia in 1963, was not held. Kuala Lumpur took over as host of the 3rd SEAP Games in 1965. Since then the SEAP Games has been held uninterrupted until today. ln 1975, due to circumstances…

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