The OCM is extremely pleased and proud to continue the partnership with the MILO, symbolised by the presence of seven Olympians representing the past seven decades in a Partnership Signing Ceremony at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur on Monday, 29th May 2023.
The signing ceremony for the sponsorship agreement took place between Dato’ Mohd Nazifuddin (Secretary General of OCM) and Ms. Ng Su Yen (Business Executive Officer of MILO Malaysia) and was witnessed by Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin (Deputy President of OCM) and Mr. Juan Aranols (Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad).
Lending support to the collaboration were seven outstanding Olympians: the country’s first female athlete to have competed in the Olympic Games Melbourne 1956 Annie Choong OLY, the “Fastest Man in Asia” and the “Flying Doctor” Tan Sri Dr. M. Jegathesan OLY, legendary Footballer Dato’ Soh Chin Ann OLY, Swimming queen Nurul Huda Abdullah OLY, Badminton stalwart Datuk Rashid Sidek OLY, Gymnastics whiz Ng Shu Wai OLY and Diving queen Dato’ Pandelela Rinong Pamg OLY.
With a proud legacy of 68 years of supporting athletes and igniting a passion for sports among Malaysians, MILO has been working closely with OCM on an annual basis since 1956 in providing financial assistance for the OCM and the Malaysian Contingents.
In his speech, Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin said:
“MILO was not only the sole sponsor of all sports at the grassroots level where champions of tomorrow are celebrated today, but also generous in supporting various elements of the Olympic Movement.”
“Over the years, MILO had initiated numerous campaigns in supporting the Malaysian Contingents to all the Multi-Sport Games under the jurisdiction of OCM namely the SEA Games, the Asian Games, the Commonwealth Games and the Olympic Games.”
“Today’s Partnership Signing Ceremony marks the long-lasting partnership between OCM and MILO since 1956. We are going to renew the sponsorship agreement for the period of the Olympic Quadrennial to Paris 2024. With that, on behalf of the OCM, I am proud to announce that MILO is the Longest Corporate Partner for the Olympic Movement in Malaysia!”
In view of their long-term relationship with OCM, MILO was also given recognition as the Longest Corporate Partner for the Olympic Movement in Malaysia by the Malaysia Book of Records.