Former national hurdler and Olympic Council of Malaysia Athletes’ Commission chairperson Noraseela Khalid says every second matters for athletes representing the nation in major tournaments.
Curbing illegal gambling could be key to ensuring National Sports Council enjoys higher sin tax contribution to fund sports programmes in Malaysia.
National sports associations should get more support so they can ultimately stand on their own feet while Youth and Sports Ministry agencies should not fund and implement programmes to curb corrupt practices and abuse of power.
Several attendees say Podium Programme post-mortem workshop ended without any resolution as national sports associations will instead come up with their summaries and recommendations following the two-day meeting.
Regardless agenda of two-day workshop on Podium Programme which starts today, decision makers should stop thinking about leaving legacies through million-ringgit programmes but start thinking of what’s best for Malaysian sports.
Sports leaders say time is right for a commission to run the show.
Have a Sports Minister with a handful of officers but allow Olympic Council of Malaysia and National Sports Council to run the show.