While respecting the government’s decision, gym operators say they are ready to operate and have put forth several suggestions to revive their businesses and get people active again.
Some indoor sports centres and gymnasiums are said to have started operating during Conditional Movement Control Order. They can expect ‘friendly’ visits soon from officers of the state Youth and Sports Department.
As 30 national sports associations receive Olympic Council of Malaysia’s special Covid-19 relief this week, Twentytwo13 provides a flashback of the establishment of the fund 10 years ago.
Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican says the ministry will reach out to other ministries and agencies to help private trainers, gym operators and others within the sports industry who have been badly hit by Covid-19.
Bodybuilder R. Kumareswarren, who runs a gym in Petaling Jaya, is finding ways to sustain his business that has been crippled by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Malaysian outfit Geek Fam admits Singapore’s Resurgence is the better team as the islanders won the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) Professional League Malaysia & Singapore that ended yesterday.
Veteran sports administrator Datuk Sieh Kok Chi says private coaches are “victims” of Covid-19 pandemic and that stakeholders should use this opportunity to create a leaner and meaner workforce that will make financial sense while meeting objectives.
A draft, completed by the late Prof Emeritus Tan Sri Khoo Kay Kim and Associate Prof Selina Khoo Phaik Lin in 2005, details historical moments of sports in Malaya and the Olympic Council of Malaysia but has yet to be published into a book.
The Sports Commissioner’s Office must be proactive and on top of its game or remain a mere rubber-stamp.
Leona Chin, professional race car driver and drifter, says Sepang International Circuit (SIC) new chief executive officer Azhan Shafriman Hanif should prioritise making SIC a perfect motorsports hub for everyone.
Malaysia Mixed Martial Arts Association (MASMMAA) president Rashid Salleh announces new online competition – Caged In – to raise funds for the needy.
Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob seems to suggest there will be no M-League as guardians of football await feedback from National Security Council and Health Ministry over standard operating procedure to resume the competition. Regardless whether the leagues continue or not, it could open the floodgates for legal suits.
Olympic Council of Malaysia president Datuk Seri Norza Zakaria calls on affiliates to start thinking of ways to engage with stakeholders in a safe manner as the council sets aside RM300,000 for national sports associations in need due to Covid-19.