The past two weeks has been quite busy. My phone line was busy and people made me very busy by giving me plenty of informations with regards to the happenings in the sports scene. Most of it needs further confirmation but there were a few interesting ones which I will try to write through this post, and some more later.
Word has it that with slightly less than a year to go for the OCM elections, some moves are being made - surprisingly not by those who want to get in - but by those who want to hold on to their positions. The first move was to reject the Archery Association's proposal, at the last AGM, to ammend the OCM Constitution to limit the age of office bearers to 70 years, a proposal in line with the IOC Charter.
With that out of the way, the next step was to find a suitable person to lead the campaign to make sure "most" of the incumbents continue to be in office for as long as they want. A few officials, familiar with the happenings, said that Cycling's Deputy President, Datuk Naim Datuk Mohamed is the person.
Whether he has been approached or not is not known but I hope Datuk Naim can tell us. I have known Datuk Naim for a long time, and I know he is a person who will say yes, for yes, and no, for no. Hope to contact him soon.
Then there are some who have complained about an instruction not to speak to their former General Manager. They themselves are not happy about it and too many unhappy people is not a good sign. Well, what can we do to help them? Their President cannot help. No point going to Sports Commisioner's office.
National Sports Council is also so busy appointing non sportsmen as advisors so they also won't lift a finger to intervene. Therefore, just hang on, things will change in due time.
I have also been informed that there will a fight for the post of President of Malaysian Gympastics Federation. Incumbent, Datuk Zakaria Ahmad is expected to be challenged at the AGM, scheduled for December 2010.