Stadium Maklumat

January 2014


Welcome to Stadium Maklumat. To achieve excellence and podium results in sport our high performance coaches, athletes and sports scientists need to continue to learn. A plethora of studies and new research are published every day and it is a challenge to know what is available, to locate the material and sometimes the most challenging part is to find the time to read. This e-bulletin incorporates highly relevant articles as well as video tutorials, interviews to enhance the learning experience.

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Sports News

January - Highlights

CYCLING: MNCF comes under fire - Rosman calls for forum to discuss issues

THE Malaysian National Cycling Federation's (MNCF) top brass should heed the calls of the cycling community for a forum to air issues, and also be ready to resign from their posts.

CYCLING: 'Clean up the mess' - ADVICE: Khairy wants MNCF, NSC to work together to resolve issues

Community sports club at all parliamentary constituency: Khairy - The Youth and Sports Ministry is to set up a community recreation and sports club in every parliamentary constituency this year in the effort to activate sports activities at the grassroots level.

Post-mortem on failed sports to be carried out next week - Khairy said that some sports did not justify the funding given to them.

Malaysia meets medal target at Asean Para Games - Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin praised the Malaysian contingent for meeting the 50 gold medals target.

Khairy Accepts Revington's Resignation - The National Sports Council (NSC) has accepted the resignation of Paul Revington as chief coach of the national hockey squad who will play in 2014 World Cup in Netherlands in May.

Muhammad Dharmaraj Appointed New Head Coach Of Senior Squad - Former national junior hockey coach Muhammad Dharmaraj Abdullah has been appointed as national senior head coach to replace Paul Revington.

Khairy To Deliberate National Riders' Proposals Before Follow-up - Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said he would be looking at all the problems and suggestions raised by the national highway cycling racers before taking any follow-up actions.

2034 World Cup: Malaysia Awaits Green Light From Asean Nations - Khairy Jamaluddin said Malaysia must wait for the decision of the other members of Asean on its proposal for Asean to bid to be hosts of the 2034 Football World Cup.

What the youth want and expect By Khairy Jamaluddin

Khairy has authority to intervene: Zolkples - The transparent approach of Khairy Jamaluddin in engaging local sports personalities shows how serious the Youth and Sports Minister is in looking into local sports development

BADMINTON - Sasar 10 terbaik dunia - Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah yakin mampu berada pada kelompok 10 terbaik sebelum berakhir tahun ini.

CYCLING - Calls for MNCF president to step down getting louder - Calls for its president Datuk Abu Samah Abdul Wahab to step down has intensified due to his alleged poor leadership of the association.

Top riders voice their grouses to minister - 8 of the country's top cyclists met Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin yesterday and told him of their frustration with the Malaysian National Cycling Federation (MNCF).

Khim Wah-V Shem claim doubles title… at last - Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem finally nailed their first Super Series title.

Chong Wei bags his 10th and 'last' Malaysian Open title - It was an emotional day for World No 1 Lee Chong Wei when he nailed his 10th home title.

Fatehah hungry for more success after historic feat - Having announced her arrival on the world stage in style, track cyclist Fatehah Mustapa is determined to stay there.

Nicol Claims Maiden Title This Year - Malaysian squash queen and world No 1, Datuk Nicol David got off to a better start in the new year, after clinching the 2014 Tournament of Champions title in the United States.

SEA GAMES - Hosts have final say - Malaysian Karate Federation (Makaf) says it has done all it can to ensure the sport is included in the 2015 Sea Games in Singapore.

SEA GAMES - Malaysia staring at big blow - It is unlikely that national weightlifters will be a dominant force but the Malaysian Weightlifting Federation (MWF) has nevertheless urged hosts Singapore to seriously consider including the sport in the 2015 Sea Games.

SUKMA: Aquatic sport may be shifted to Kedah: Khairy - Khairy Jamaluddin wants all contractors involved in building or upgrading sport venues for the 17th Malaysia Games (Sukma) in Perlis this year to expedite their work.



Lack of children's exercise policy is 'child neglect' (UK)—an editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) has suggested that a lack of a proper UK Government policy to get children to do more exercise amounts to mass "child neglect". (Australasian Leisure Management)

Sport helps Aboriginal communities, says Australian study—the Institute of Health and Welfare examined the participation of Aboriginal communities in sport, concluding that physical activity helps to build a sense of belonging and inclusion. (

Older breast cancer survivors should keep exercising—to build and maintain muscle strength, older breast cancer survivors should follow an ongoing exercise program of resistance and impact training. Newly published research found that the bone benefit from 1 year of such training could be maintained, even with less exercise, up to a year later, which could help prevent bone fractures in the long run. (Kathy Boltz, PhD, Oncology Nurse Advisor)

New Wada chief wants to test hair—athletes may soon have their hair tested to determine if they are drugs cheats, the new World Anti-Doping Agency president has warned. (The Guardian)

Tennis racquets transformed into data centres—when Paolo Palmero plays tennis, he knows his racquet can improve his game, not by adding power and spin but by measuring them. (Stuart Miller, The Canberra Times)

Video game helps young hockey players develop skills—the US senior men's hockey team has not won a championship since 1996, but in recent years, the US junior and youth teams have dominated, winning two of the past four world under-20 tournaments and four of the past five under-18 world titles. (Jeff Z. Klein, The Canberra Times)

HPE Teachers in primary schools: supplementing the debate— the purpose of this article is to join in the debate around who is best prepared to provide quality Health and Physical Education lessons (HPE) in primary schools. (Timothy Lynch, Monash University/ACHPER)

'Coaches must demand respect'—demand respect and make the player carry his own bags, even if he is the world No.1, says Rafael Nadal's coach, Toni Nadal. (Paul Malone, The Australian)

ICC aims to improve TV umpire technology—a new system for cricket TV umpires being assessed by the ICC would allow the third umpire to see 16 angles of action in one go and within seconds. (AAP/SBS Sport)

Exercise Game Tracks Your Fitness All Day—new to the Wii Fit U game from Nintendo is a meter that clips on a belt or waistband and records your activity throughout the day. (Gregory Schmidt, The New York Times)

Qatar leaving no stone unturned in pursuit of sporting success (QAT)—increasingly under the international spotlight after earning the right to host the 2022 World Cup, Qatar is leaving no stone unturned in its quest to become a sporting super-power. (AFP/Yahoo7)

How To Combine Your TV Addiction With Your Fitness Routine—the helpful folks at Netflix have put together a handy guide to exactly how many calories you can burn doing various forms of cardio during your favourite shows. (Kelly Bourdet, Refinery29)

Table for Two (Countries) ‘Ping-Pong Diplomacy,’ (book)—when the game of table tennis became the focus of diplomatic efforts to defuse Cold War tensions between the United States and China, no detail was too small to warrant careful scrutiny. (Janet Maslin, The New York Times)

Women's Coaches Forum (UK) (audio)—Eleanor Oldroyd is asking some of the UK's leading high performance female coaches why there are so few of them at the elite level in British Sport, and what is being done to address this problem. (BBC)

Cancer: UK women have 10th highest rate for cases linked to lack of exercise—about 12,000 of cases of bowel, breast and womb cancers a year could be prevented if people were more physically active, scientists say. (Haroon Siddique, The Guardian)

2014 Prohibited List takes effect—the 2014 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods took effect on January 1. Approved by WADA’s Executive Committee on September 11, 2013, the List can be viewed at WADA’s website or through the free iPhone application. (WADA)

Gym geared specifically for overweight people enters Canadian market (CAN)—the new gym is billed as the world's first overweight-only gym. (Lauren La Rose, CT News)

Sports Law topics to watch in 2014—in this article our Board members share their key Sports Law topics to watch out for in 2014. (Sean Cottrell, Law In Sport)

Narrowing the benefits of exercise down to a molecule—researchers have long known the benefits of exercise, but now they have narrowed things down to a single molecule that is produced during exercise and affects metabolism. (Jim Evans, Examiner)

How Lance Armstrong protected his dirty little secret—twelve months after the biggest sports scandal in history was finally exposed, a new book has revealed intricate details of the lie and incredible cover-up that shocked the world and left the sport of cycling on its knees. (Martin Smith, Yahoo7)

Sports Awards in doubt (BRA)—the 2014 Laureus World Sports Awards, sport’s multi-million dollar answer to The Oscars, is in doubt due to a row over missing payments from the Rio de Janeiro state government in Brazil. (Sport Business International)

Most influential women list of 2013 announced by CAAWS (CAN)—twenty outstanding women have been named by the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) to the Most Influential Women in Sport and Physical Activity List of 2013. (SIRC)

Sports Technology: Recent patents and new innovations (USA)—from golf balls to football blocking sleds, sports innovators have created better and safer sports equipment, improved and more precise performance measuring technologies, and superior and more effective training methodologies that have helped world-class athletes shatter world records. (Safet Metjahic and Sean Kim, Mondaq)

Why athletes must take responsibility for their drug tests—regardless of whether they intentionally took drugs or not, Sherone Simpson and Asafa Powell must be banned, argues Ben Snowball. (Eurosport News)

How Can Sports Help to Promote Youth Employment?—what do employers expect from employees? For the most part, that they are hard-working, punctual, disciplined, creative, team players, proactive, risk takers, responsible, leaders in their own fields, respectful, results-driven, positive, competitive, fun and energetic. (Matthieu Cognac, Huffington Post)

Fixated on Fads—Fad diets can present a major issue for athletes, as a common theme is they restrict overall energy and/or nutrient intake. (Tim Stewart, Sport Dietitians Australia)

Adventure and evidence in helmet cameras—helmet cameras are the new essential for adventure athletes, and helmet video is key to the Schumacher ski crash inquiry. (AP/The Australian)

2013's best quotes in sport—review the month-by-month blow of clangers’, quick-witted humour and a few home-truths delivered in 2013 (Daily Liberal)