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Olympic Council of Malaysia

Olympic Council of Malaysia (Malay: Majlis Olimpik Malaysia, IOC code: MAS) is the National Olympic Committee representing Malaysia. It is also the body responsible for Malaysia's representation at the Commonwealth Games.[1]

Olympic Council of Malaysia
Majlis Olimpik Malaysia
Olympic Council of MalaysiaMajlis Olimpik Malaysia logo
Olympic Council of Malaysia
Majlis Olimpik Malaysia logo
Country/Region  Malaysia
Code MAS
Created 1953
Recognized 1954
Continental
Association
OCA
Headquarters Kuala Lumpur
President HRH Prince Tunku Imran
Secretary General Datuk Low Beng Choo
Website olympic.org.my

HistoryEdit

The body was founded in 1953 as the Federation of Malaya Olympic Council (FMOC). The FMOC received its recognition as the National Olympic Committee of the Federation of Malaya in May 1954. On 16 September 1963, Singapore and the British crown colonies of North Borneo and Sarawak joined the Federation of Malaya to form Malaysia. On 5 May 1964, the Singapore Olympic and Sports Council, the Sarawak Sports Olympic Committee and the Sabah Olympic Committee and the FMOC was merged to form the Olympic Council of Malaysia. On 9 August 1965, Singapore ceased to be part of Malaysia and re-established its own National Olympic Committee.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Malaysia at the Commonwealth Games". Commonwealth Games Federation. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "History of the Olympic Council of Malaysia 1953 to 1998". Olympic Council of Malaysia. Retrieved 25 November 2012. 

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