I have been informed by few friends in the national sports associations about the chaotic situation surrounding the staging of Mini Olympics, multi games carnival by National Sports Council (NSC) which will start this Wednesday.
Apparently, there are no clear guidelines to help associations, either in choosing top athletes to participate, or general competition rules which is a must-have for such games.
It has resulted in the Malaysian Amateur Athletics Union (MAAU) selecting more than 350 athletes - with 100m event alone having 16 sprinters - to compete in the games when other sports only naming eight athletes in each category.
Obviously, there are many questions left unanswered by NSC in their hurry to stage the first edition of the Mini Olympics. I know my friends in NSC are trying their best, but the many ‘not so nice’ stories that I heard obviously pointed toward poor planning by NSC.
Maybe Jalil Abdullah, acting DG of NSC, can shed some light to this confusion.