MAIGOC presenting the preparations for the AIG in the East Asian Forum 2006-05-27  MAIGOC

  The OCA Regional Forum for East Asia NOCs was held on May 27 and 28 in Hong Kong. Headed by Vice President of OCA and Chairman of the Board of Directors of MAIGOC Manuel Silvério, a delegation composed of Bruno Nunes, Company Secretary; Isabel da Silva and Gisela Nunes, directors of MAIGOC; Wong Wai Lap and Lui Sek Chiu, coordinator and member of the Medical Services Committee of ACOLOP respectively, attended the Forum and introduced the preparations for the 2nd Asian Indoor Games to encourage the NOC members to participate in the new sports event. Attendees from Macao also include Eddie Laam Wah Ying, Charles Lo, Frederico Marques Nolasco da Silva, President, Secretary General and Treasurer of the Macau Olympic Committee respectively.

  This Forum is a continuation of the AIG promotion activities after the West Asian Forum in Jordan, Central Asian Forum in Uzbekistan and East South Asian Forum in Laos.

  Officiating guests in the Opening Ceremony of the Forum include Timothy Fok, President of Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong & Vice-President of the Olympic Council of Asia; Manuel Silvério, Vice President of OCA; Anissa Wong Sean Yee, JP Director of Leisure & Cultural Services of Hong Kong; Raja Randhir Singh, Secretary General of OCA; Olivier Niamkey, Manager of Olympic Solidarity of International Olympic Committee, as well as Haider Farman, Asian Games Manager of OCA, together with 42 representatives from the NOCs of China, DPR Korea, Hong Kong China, Japan, Korea, Macao China, Mongolia and Chinese Taipei.

  “This Forum gives an opportunity to exchange experience and update each other with the latest development of their sports circles,” said Anissa Wong Sean Yee in her speech. Timothy Fok welcomed the NOC representatives and expressed his pleasure to see that Macao is organising the 1st Lusofonia Games in 2006 and 2nd Asian Indoor Games in 2007 on top of its successful experience in the East Asian Games.

  In the Forum, MAIGOC presented the progress report of the 2nd Asian Indoor Games and updated the participants with competition schedule, rules and regulations of entry, arrangement of accommodation and transportation, and general information of the city, with the aim to encourage more participations.

  A delegation of Changchun Asian Winter Games Organising Committee led by An Li, Vice Mayor of Changchun arrived in Hong Kong. Their delegate also presented the progress report of the Asian Winter Games in the Forum. Other items in the agenda include brief report of Doha Asian Games, bidding progress for the 2014 Asian Games presented by the representatives from New Delhi India and Incheon Korea, latest information about WADA and Olympic Solidarity, and the study results about athlete psychology presented by Dr. Zhang Liwei, professor of Psychology Institute of the Beijing Sport University.

  On the first day of the Forum, the participants were headed by the organiser – the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, to visit the Olympic House, where were at the same time hosting the awarding ceremonies of “2006 Sports and Community Award” of International Olympic Committee and 2006 Doha Asian Games Youth Drawing Contest for Pan Asia Region (Hong Kong). In the evening, Timothy Fok hosted a dinner to receive all participants in his mansion.