Wednesday, November 13, 2013

SEA GAMES: Sports Ministry to team up with OCM

THE Sports Ministry and Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) have agreed to form a joint committee to prepare the country to host the 2017 Sea Games.

Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said early preparation is necessary to ensure the event will be hosted to the highest standard.

"The committee will discuss and decide what sports and events will be suggested to the Sea Games Federation for the 2017 Games," said Khairy.

"It will also cover various other aspects such as organisation, logistics, venues, support services and athletes' preparations for not only the Sea Games but also the Asean Para Games which we will also be hosting.

"The committee will be steered by a main committee of which I, in my capacity as sports minister, will be chairman."

Khairy also disclosed that the government will support OCM in hosting the 127th International Olympic Council (IOC) Session in Kuala Lumpur in 2015.

"The IOC Session will bring the attention of the international sporting community on Malaysia," said Khairy.

Kuala Lumpur was selected ahead of Lima, Peru in the bid to host the meet last year.
Over 1,000 international delegates are expected to attend the event which will see the host city of the 2022 Winter Olympics selected.

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