Wednesday , 20 September 2017
Home / Sports / Olympics: Malaysian athletes advised to think carefully before withdrawing
51464695841_LowBengChoo

Olympics: Malaysian athletes advised to think carefully before withdrawing

Bernama | Published on May 31, 2016 19:58 MYT

Olympics: Malaysian athletes advised to think carefully before withdrawing
Olympics: Malaysian athletes advised to think carefully before withdrawing

KUALA LUMPUR: National athletes who have qualified for the Olympics should think carefully before making a decision to withdraw from the most prestigious sports event in the world.

Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) secretary-general, Datuk Low Beng Choo said sports associations and athletes must know that not all sports allow replacement when an athlete decides to withdraw.

“Eligibility for some sports depends on national ranking. For example in weightlifting, entry is by country name and if something happens, an athlete can be replaced.

“But some sports they are not based on national ranking (if an athlete pulls out), then you miss the chance. If one withdraws, it doesn’t mean that Malaysia can replace somebody because in many cases an athlete from another country will fill the slot instead,” Low said.

Yesterday, OCM president Tan Sri Tunku Imran Tuanku Ja’afar said the council would not stop any athlete who wished to withdraw from the Olympics following the Zika virus outbreak in the host country.

Tunku Imran had earlier said he believed Rio de Janeiro was safe for all athletes and the organising committee had taken precautionary steps to handle the matter.

The 2016 Olympic Games is scheduled to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from Aug 5 to 21.

So far, 22 national athletes have qualified for the games on merit.

They are Khairul Anuar Mohamad (archery), Mohd Azizulhasni Awang, Fatehah Mustapa (cycling); Ooi Tze Liang, Cheong Jun Hoong, Nur Dhabitah Sabri, Pandelela Rinong, Ng Yan Yee (diving); Khairulnizam Mohd Affendy, Nur Shazrin Latiff (sailing), Jonathan Wong Guanjie (shooting), Welson Sim (swimming), Nauraj Singh (athletics) and Mohd Hafifi Mansor (weightlifting).

In badminton, singles champion Datuk Lee Chong Wei, men’s doubles Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, mixed doubles Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying, women’s singles player Tee Jing Yi and women’s doubles Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei also qualified.
The national contingent can send nine athletes in four sports events namely swimming, golf, archery and athletics to the games according to country quota.

Check Also

全马最贵月饼“臻月”价值3888令吉,写下大马纪录大全

星期三,20/09/2017 写下大马纪录大全,我国最贵的月饼“臻月”每个售价3888令吉,至今已卖出18个,总值6万9984令吉。厂家预计最终可售出约40个。 “臻月”由梁贤食品有限公司制作,每个重约1.2公斤,直径17.5公分,高4公分,上个月29日在该厂以我国最贵月饼的纪录,写入大马记录大全。 该公司董事经理梁国辉博士受询时说,每个“臻月”都由他亲手制作,顾客来自本地、香港、中国和新加坡。 他说,有顾客把“臻月”用来庆祝生日,有者说朋友也会购买“臻月”。 “臻月”选用16种上等健康食材,包括野山参、洞燕窝、蜂皇浆、冬虫夏草、24K金箔、湘莲子、红枣、黑蜜糖、原蔗糖、藏红花等制作,也寓意圆满。   图文来自:网路  

市会免费培训为旅游业出力 ,麻坡三轮车下月登场

星期三,20/09/2017 麻坡市议会计划在10月份推出三轮车服务,并为有意成为三轮车师傅的民众提供训练,在当局规划的4条主题路线上,为旅游业“踩”出活力。 麻坡市议会主席嘉马鲁丁表示,初步发展计划是设定总共30辆三轮车,穿行市区各旅游热点。不过,由于缺乏专有车道,以及考量到市区的交通阻塞问题,该市议会考虑先以5辆三轮车试跑。 他说,若反应好将增多5辆三轮车,以此类推,直至成熟期全部共30辆三轮车提供服务。 他提到,市议会将在下一次的常月会议后,正式公布民众申请加入成为三轮车师傅的最新资讯,以及相关旅游发展计划。 嘉马鲁丁指出,他欢迎各族有意从事三轮车、贡献旅游业的市民踊跃面试,只要符合基本条件,将获免费培训,并在完成培训后拥有合法旅游三轮车执照。 他提到,面试的三轮车师傅之后需三个月试用期,这是基本考验,只要当事人认真和有志回馈故乡,要过关不是问题。 他透露,该市议会推展三轮车协助旅游业发展,其中也可以振兴当地早期的三轮车文化,让游客通过三轮车“漫游”方式,进一步了解当地的历史文化、壁画地标、美食及古建筑风格,真正融入麻坡的生活中。 麻坡市议员阿巴斯表示,60、70年代的麻坡人、事、物,值得当地人及到访旅客去回忆,而市议会也为王城作出许多独特的旅游构思。 他认为,怀旧的产物,不会因时代需求而褪色,在更多新元素辅助下会再次进入民众的眼帘,比如振兴过去的三轮车服务,向下一代诉说什么是三轮车和它的历史。 “带动旅游从来不是靠一个人的力量,而是要整体的合作,市议会只能提供基础设施,推动旅游乃至取得傲人的经济收益成果,是每个麻坡人的责任。大家要集思广益,麻坡才有机会走向与发展成为一个真正伟大的城镇。” 麻坡历史遗产资源机构负责人张斌兴表示,该组织与官方合作推展这项三轮车旅游计划,许多细节仍有待进一步会议敲定。 他说,三轮车师傅将纳入成为旅游导览员的一分子。而新三轮车已有电动踩踏装置,上年纪的市民仍可参与,跨越年龄的障碍。 “据悉,市议会旅游组倡议只是以租赁三轮车给培训后的师傅,他们只需押抵钱1令吉即可申请。 此外,三轮车每月租金初步概念为500令吉,细节有待进一步探讨。 …

Leave a Reply

WooCommerce Themes Free
X