Kuala Lumpur did not submit to bid for Olympics 2020 - a smart decision


If Kuala Lumpur to host the Olympics in 2020, it will be the first one for South East Asia. That is glorious.

There was a plan for Kuala Lumpur to bid to host the Olympics in 2020. There was also a news reported that it could be done with Singapore hosting it together with Kuala Lumpur.

However, Youth and Sports Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin said, Malaysia is not a medal-winning nation. Channeling the cost to host the Olympics will leave the country a huge amount of debts. Better use it to train the athletes, to focus on the mission we have yet to accomplish. To win the first Olympics gold medal.

Khairy spoke to The Malay Mail, "After the Rio Games, we will prioritize on the spending for the Podium program and review funds for emerging sports like karate which has medal potentials for the Tokyo Games."


A smart decision.

Even if Kuala Lumpur to organize the Olympics 2020 instead of Tokyo, the public scrutiny would be severe and be tormenting. There would be a lot of backlashes, especially in the social media.

Even when The Malay Mail reported that Malaysia is not bidding to host Olympics 2020, the comments below were sarcastic.

This is so demotivating. When the country wants to do something big, the public always looks at the consequences, not the advantages.

A smart decision that Kuala Lumpur is not organizing the Olympics. It is not just because we have a bigger mission - to win the gold medal. But also, we want to make Malaysians 'happy' with the decision. Sort of.

The biggest sports event that Malaysia has ever organized was the Commonwealth Games 1998. I was too young to understand what is the Commonwealth Games (and Olympics) during that time. I was 5 years old.


When I watched the footage of the Commonwealth Games 1998 on YouTube, it was spectacular. Stadium Bukit Jalil was so gigantic. It looked magnificent just like the Bird's Nest Stadium during Beijing 2008 Olympics. The fireworks, the cultural performances, everything was jaw-dropping.


We successfully organized Commonwealth 1998. Of course, we can do the Olympics. We just need to polish the stadiums that we have. The sports facilities that we have. We re-use everything that we had during the Commonwealth for the Olympics. Just transform it to make it better.

Khairy also mentioned, "We could bid to host the Olympics in 2028 or 2034."

Former Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad said in his biography, A Doctor in the House. He built Stadium Bukit Jalil not just for the Commonwealth but also for the Olympics. It could happen sooner or later. Probably not during his lifetime.

Comments

  1. Rasanya stadium kena naik taraf..banyak perkara kena ambil kira dan jangan lupa pulak kesesakan di luar stadium..kalau memudahkan lagi ramai sebenarnya penyokong nak datang tengok , jika sebaliknya boleh menjatuhkan imej M'sia jugak

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    1. Saya pasti mereka dah naikkan taraf Stadium Bukit Jalil sewaktu Sukan Sea hari itu. Tapi, pihak kementerian sukan (dan kerja raya) perlu naikkan juga taraf stadium-stadium yang lain, dan kemudahan sukan yang lain.

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  2. I agree with KJ. For the shortest time, Malaysia had spent a lot of money before this. So, no need to rush on everything just to statisfied everyone, We need a smart planning before bid for Olympics. Just as KJ say we still can bid in 2028 or 2034.

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  3. alhamdulillah smart decision if not our country will spend a lot for that. Kj is the best and i like his leadership.

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  4. It's the right choice not to bid for it since our economy is not in a pretty good position for now. It's a world class event that need much preparation which will costs lots of money. We can still bid for it in the future,I'm looking forward to it.

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  5. Ada betulnya cakap KJ tu. Baik train atlit kita kan....ekonomi negara kita pun tak memberangsangkan. Buat yang penting dulu.

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  6. Totally agree with u! I believe the money can be much more beneficial for the people instead for the one time event like Olympic.

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  7. bagus juga jimat duit tak payah nak membazir sangat

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    1. Bagi saya menganjurkan Olimpik bukanlah satu pembaziran. Ia akan menaikkan nama negara kita ke mata dunia. Tapi, memandangkan negara kita belum lagi mendapat pingat emas Olimpik, baik kita fokus ke arah itu terlebih dahulu, baru fikir pasal nak buat Olimpik.

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  8. Duit kita dh tak banyak kot.huhuhu..ikut mana yang penting dulu

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  9. for me kena tengok kewangan. Ekonomi tak berapa bagus and banyak lagi faktor2 tak sesuai.. huhu

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  10. It'll be better to focus on the performance of our athletes instead of jadi tuan rumah.

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  11. utamakan yang lebih utama, ambil masa tersebut untuk latih atlet,. ini juga memberi faedah kepada negara

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  12. sy sebenarnya tak pandai sangat nak komen melibatkan isu ekonomi dan politik....tapi zaman skrg mmg kena pandai uruskan kewangan negara...termasuklah perbelanjaan utk sukan dan atlet..kesannya pada rakyat juga huhu

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  13. Sokong KJ.. bgantung kpd keadaan negara kita. Banyak faktor kena fikirkan..

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  14. At least ada juga menteri dalam BN berpikiran waras dan rasiomal sekarang huhuhu.. KJ always thinking wiser before do something yang boleh bawa kerugiaan

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  15. in future yes but not so soon. imagine all the white elephant building that are going to be left emptied after the event. :S

    YourFinanceDoctor

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