In conjunction with the formation of the Federation of Malaysia, the Federation of Malaya Olympic Council (FMOC) had taken few historical steps in line with the decision of the current government.
The FMOC called for an Extra Ordinary General Meeting on Friday, 29th November 1963 at the Stadium Negara (National Stadium) to consider the draft rules (Constitution) for the new Olympic Council i.e. the “OLYMPIC COUNCIL OF MALAYSIA”. The Meeting was chaired by the 3rd President of the FMOC, The Right Honourable Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, who was the then Deputy Prime Minister of the Federation of Malaya. The Meeting was also attended by representatives from 12 National Sports Associations (NSAs) affiliated to the FMOC namely Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Cycling, Judo, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Weightlifting and Wrestling.
The FMOC then called for a special meeting with the delegates from Singapore, North Borneo (Sabah) and Sarawak on Sunday, 15th December 1963 at the Stadium Negara to discuss the way forward on the formation, the structure and the operations of the “OLYMPIC COUNCIL OF MALAYSIA”. (Please refer to the Minutes of the Meeting)
Finally, on Tuesday, 5th May 1964, the FMOC called for an Extra Ordinary General Meeting, at the Stadium Negara, which was attended by 16 affiliated members of the FMOC and representatives from Singapore, North Borneo (Sabah) and Sarawak. At that meeting, which was again chaired by the 3rd President of the FMOC, The Right Honourable Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, had convened to the establishment and the approval of the Rules (Constitution) of the new “OLYMPIC COUNCIL OF MALAYSIA”. (Please refer to Minutes of the Meeting)
The first Office Bearers of the “OLYMPIC COUNCIL OF MALAYSIA” were as follows:
President: The Right Honourable Tun Abdul Razak Hussein
- The Right Honourable Dato’ Donald Stephens (Sabah)
- Dato’ Teo Kui Seng (Sarawak)
- Mr. Lim Kee Seong (Malaya)
- Mr. A.T. Rajah (Singapore)
Hon. Secretary: Mr. Thong Poh Nyen (Swimming)
Hon. Treasurer: Mr. Lum Mun Chak (Basketball)
The first Contingent coordinated by the newly established “OLYMPIC COUNCIL OF MALAYSIA” was the participation in the XVIII Olympic Games Tokyo 1964. This Contingent, known as the “MALAYSIAN Contingent” was headed by one of the Vice Presidents of OCM, The Right Honourable Dato’ Donald Stephens (later Tun) with the strength of 62 athletes (58 males and 4 females), who took part in 10 sports namely Athletics, Boxing, Cycling, Fencing, Hockey, Judo, Shooting, Swimming, Weightlifting and Wrestling.