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PHILIPPINES WANTS 20 GOLD MEDALS IN ARNIS

The Philippines are hoping to have as many as 20 categories for the Arnis competition when they host the SEA Games in 2019. Arnis, a form of martial arts also known as Kali or Eskrima, is the national sport of the Philippines. This will only be the third time it would be competed at the biennial Games. It was introduced as a demonstration sport when the Philippines hosted the SEA Games in 1991. They clinched 10 gold medals and had it been included in the medal tally, the Philippines would…

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THE WEIGHT OF DOPING

Sports Commissioner Datuk Zaiton Othman claims that the body does not have the legal right to suspend the beleaguered Malaysian Weightlifting Federation (MWF). She added that the Sports Development Act was clear on this and even went further to cite Section 20 of the Act to back up her statement. If we were to dial back to the year 2002, the Sports Commissioner’s Office used that exact section to de-register the Malaysian Amateur Athletics Union (MAAU). Dato Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, who was the Sports Minister, acting on the advice of…

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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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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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