Friday, June 20, 2008

Beijing 2008

Will our wait for the elusive gold medal come to an end at the Beijing Olympics this August?
I was fortunate to be at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, largely due to the unrecorded leave granted by the then NSC DG Dato Wira Mazlan Ahmad and Mustapha Kamil, the Director of YNS who made the trip possible, as a token of appreciation for winning the treble in Malaysian Hockey.
Before someone says it, I best clarify that I bought tickets to watch the Malaysian Hockey Team in action and did not request for any accreditation. Four of us, namely Yang Siow Meng, Colin Sta Maria and Soon Mustafa shared a room at a motel that was a good 30 minutes train ride from the City Centre.
The reason I am writing this is to encourage fans to make the trip to the Olympics for te experience is something out of the ordinary. The very fact of being at the Olympics beats the experience of being to any World Championships or other multi sports events.
So to all Malaysian sporting fans, try to make the trip to Beijing for who knows, you might bear witness to a Malaysian making history.