Monday, March 29, 2010



This year (2010) the Festival comprises of the following events;

28 - 31 August
30th ASTRO Merdeka Team Chess Championship
ASTRO Merdeka Individual Chess Championship

01 - 08 September
IGB Malaysia Open Chess Championship
AmBank Chess Challenge
Tan Sri Lee Loy Seng International Seniors Open
The National Age-Group Rapid Chess Championship

A new event, the International seniors open might be interesting to some older
new-commers !!!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sir Chris Hoy wins the Keirin

Sir Chris Hoy is Keirin World Champion after a close race at the Track WC in Ballerup. The Brit won a close sprint, beating Malaysias Azizulhasni Awang by inches, while German Maximillian Levy took the bronze.

Hoy is now 10 times Track World Champion, winning his first titel at the 2002 WC, also in Ballerup. "It is a special thing winning my 10th. WC gold. I won the first one here in Ballerup and I am very happy to have succes again after last years World Cup crash at this track", Hoy explained after the race.

Result, Keirin
1. Chris Hoy (Great Britain)
2. Azizulhasni Awang (Malaysia)
3. Maximillian Levy (Germany)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Nadi Sukan Malaysia

Astro Arena launched by Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek at the Wisma OCM yesterday.

Channel’s ambassadors...

Tune your channel to 801... Astro Arena goes on air on March 26
Malaysians would be able to follow the nation’s sports heroes closely, especially in major events this year including the inaugural Youth Olympics in Singapore (August), New Delhi Commonwealth Games (October) and Guangzhou Asian Games (November).

Thursday, March 4, 2010

OCM Targeting One Medal For Badminton At Junior Olympics

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 (Bernama) -- The Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) is targeting at least one medal for the national junior badminton squad at the Junior Olympics in Singapore from Aug 14 to 26.

OCM honorary secretary Datuk Sieh Kok Chi said the target was made based on the potentials shown by the junior squad in several championships at the national level previously.

"However, it is too early for us to name the shuttler who has the potential to win the medal as the selection for the badminton events has yet to be made by the main body for the sport," he said when contacted by Bernama, here Friday.

Sieh said so far the OCM had only received confirmation for the yachting team. However, for other events such as badminton, swimming, shooting, diving, the confirmation will be received soon.

He said that host Singapore had specified that each country could only send 70 athletes because the Junior Olympics was being held for the first time.

"As such, although Singapore is near, we cannot send as many athletes as we like," he said.

The Junior Olympics will offer 26 events including aquatics, archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, boxing, canoeing, fencing, football, equestrian, gymnastics, handball, hockey, judo, shooting, weightlifting and cycling.