Post-mortem will be done on athletes performance at London Olympics, says Ahmad Shabery
Posted on August 9, 2012, Thursday
KUALA LUMPUR: The Youth and Sports Ministry will conduct a post-mortem on the performance of national athletes who competed in the London Olympics to ensure better preparations can be done to face the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, said its minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek.
He said besides studying financial allocations for programmes to prepare Malaysian Olympians, the ministry also needed to look at ways to raise the bar of national athletes in competing at the world level.
“We do not want in four more years (in Rio de Janeiro), we are faced with the same situation of being disappointed in not being able to win Malaysia’s first gold medal in an Olympics,” he said.
He told this to reporters after attending a breaking of the fast event of the ministry, here Wednesday night, which was attended by some 1,000 guests.
Ahmad Shabery said for the minsitry’s ‘Road to London 2012′ programme, the government had allocated almost RM20 million in its efforts to secure the all elusive Olympic gold medal. –Bernama