A picture tells a thousand words, they say. From left Ow Soon Kooi, Datuk R. Yogeswaran (hockey), Datuk Lee Chong Wei (badminton), Datuk Soh Chin Aun (football), Datuk Misbun Sidek (badminton), Mirnawan Nawawi (hockey), Aidil Zafuan (football), R. Puvaneswaran (karate), Zaquan Adha Abdul Radzak (football) and Daniel Bego (swimming), with the Olympic Sports Hotel as the backdrop.
Only six of them are Olympians, though.
Ow, chairman of Olympic Sports Hotel, was skipper of the national team in the late 70s. Read http://rizalhashim.blogspot.com/2009/08/tribute-to-two-greats-from-legend.html
He belongs to the group of people who are mindful of the past...that's why he paid tribute to the late Datuk Mokhtar Dahari and Datuk Ho Koh Chye.
It is unfortunate, though, that the sports fraternity and the National Sports Council (NSC) or the Sports Ministry are not fully utilising the hotel, strategically located at the heart of KL. Sure NSC has Casa 1, 2, 3 or 4 but we can always have a win-win situation for all.