Sometime ago the forces in Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) pushed through some ammendments to its constitution, to comply with the requirements of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It was pushed through and expressly approved by the Sports Commissioners just days before the last AGM.
Sounds ok, in fact very noble, right. But, have been asking and lately more loudly, why the part where it is stated that office bearers can hold office till the age of 70 (or something to that effect) was not part of the ammendments. Well, I don't know. Maybe my friend the Loose Cannon and his favourite Tan Sri can shed some light into this matter.
To be fair, probably this is a non issue amids pressing things around us such as how to stop the rot in sports.
Meanwhile, OCM Deputy president Datuk Dr M.Jegathesan was conferred the Darjah Panglima Setia Mahkota (PSM) award which carries the 'Tan Sri' title in conjunction with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong's birthday Saturday.
Dr Jegathesan, 67, in his heyday as an athlete in the 1960s was dubbed the "Flying Doctor", and is the holder of the national 200m sprint record till today.
He clocked 20.93 seconds in the event at the Mexico Olympics in 1968 and prior to that was named Sportsman of the Year in 1966 after winning three gold medals at the Asian Games in Bangkok, the same year.
Dr Jegathesan is also the chairman of ADAMAS, the anti-doping body for Malaysian sportspersons, Commonwealth Games Foundation (CGF) medical advisor, Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) medical commission chairman, and a member of the International Olympic Council's medical commission.
Happy weekend folks.