The 26th OCM Annual Dinner & Awards Night was successfully held on Thursday, 19 December 2019, at the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Ibni Almarhum Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah and Her Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah Binti Almarhum Al-Mustawakkil Alallah Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj were the Royal Guests of Honour for the Night.
The other VIPs who attended the event were Y.B. Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman (Minister of Youth and Sports), Y.A.M. Tunku Tan Sri Imran ibni Almarhum Tuanku Ja’afar (Hon. Life President of OCM and IOC Hon. Member), Dato’ Sri Mohamad Norza Zakaria (President of OCM) and members of the OCM Executive Board.
Dato’ Sri Mohamad Norza Zakaria in his speech thanked His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Queen for their presence to grace the occasion.
During the Annual Dinner & Awards Night, a number of awards were presented to the following:
1. IOC TROPHY “SPORT AND SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE” AWARD:
• Perbadanan Stadium Malaysia (PSM)
2. INDUCTION INTO OCM HALL OF FAME 2019:
a. Almarhum Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Ayahanda Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Abu Bakar Ri’ayatuddin Al-Muadzam Shah (Football)
b. Dato’ Kok Chi Sieh (Swimming & OCM)
c. Dato’ Roland Wong Choon Tat (Badminton)
d. Lt. Gen. Dato’ Seri Panglima Abdul Manap Ibrahim (rtd) (Hockey & SUKOM 98)
e. Mr. S.A. Azman (Tennis)
3. OCM WOMEN AND SPORT AWARD 2019:
• Tok Puan Zainon Dato’ Hussein (Hockey)
4. OLYMPIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2019:
• Mr. Loh Choon How, who had won 2 gold medals in Wushu Men’s Taijiquan and Men’s Taijijian events at the 30th SEA Games Philippines 2019
• Ms. Farah Ann Abdul Hadi, who had won 3 gold medals in Gymnastics Women’s Individual All-Around, Women’s Uneven Bars and Women’s Floor Exercise events at the 30th SEA Games Philippines 2019.
The finale of the occasion was the presentation of the ROYAL SPECIAL AWARD 2019 to His Majesty the King in recognition of his commitment and contribution towards sports in Malaysia. The AWARD was jointly presented by the President of OCM and 4 Olympic Games Medalists namely Mr. Rashid Sidek (Badminton, Atlanta 1996), Mr. Cheah Soon Kit (Badminton, Atlanta 1996), Dato’ Lee Chong Wei (Badminton, Beijing 2008, London 2012 & Rio 2016) and Ms. Pandelela Rinong Pamg (London 2012 & Rio 2016).
The OCM would like to thank the National Palace, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Education, Royal Malaysia Police, Kuala Lumpur City Hall, National Sports Council, National Sports Institute, NSAs affiliated to OCM, Worldwide Olympic Partners, Sponsors of OCM, media, individuals and organisations who had contributed towards the successful organisation of the 26th OCM Annual Dinner & Awards Night 2019.