Youth and Sports Minister launched the inaugural Temasya Mini Olimpik Malaysia at NSC’s mini stadium in Bukit Jalil tonight in a simple reception. Athletes from eight sports namely Track and Field, Cycling, Archery, Gymnastics, Swimming, Badminton, Weight lifting and Shooting were present at the launching ceremony. This Mini Olimpik was mooted by participants during the National Sports Convention held in Kuala Lumpur in 2008 as an avenue for athletes from all levels irrespective of age limit to compete at the highest competition possible in the country. This is what makes it different from SUKMA which was tailored for young and upcoming athletes who will one day fill up the place of elite athletes.
Participants from eight sports during the launching ceremony
Mini Olimpik Malaysia flag raising ceremony
Oath taking ceremony led by Cheng Chu Sian, the national archer
In a related report read what Datuk Misbun voiced out HERE and it chould be taken positively by the organiser to further improve the quality of the game.