Jalur Gemilang flies at london olympic village
Posted on July 24, 2012, Tuesday
KUALA LUMPUR: A tiny corner of England was transformed into ‘Little Malaysia’ when the Olympic Council of Malaysia’s (OCM) delegation to the London Olympic Games was officially welcomed into the Olympic Village, Sunday.
In a statement yesterday, the OCM said the Malaysian athletes and officials were welcomed by Olympic Village Mayor, Sir Charles Allen.
Malaysia’s chef de mission Tun Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid said: “It was exquisite, very colourful and somehow, instilling the Olympic spirit.
“It was well-orchestrated. I’m very impressed with the brevity of the ceremony and the impact on the participants.”
Looking ahead to the Olympics which will officially open on July 27, Ahmad Sarji said the Malaysian contingent was ready to claim the country’s first gold medal.
“We are, of course, placing our faith in Lee Chong Wei in badminton, but there are three other sports where we also have a reasonable chance of getting medals — archery, diving and cycling,” he said. — Bernama