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LAST ASMK MOTOCROSS ON SATURDAY & MORE AUTOCROSS RACES.

On Saturday, July 1, 2017, the Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi will continue with the ASMK Pasta Poiatti National Championship 2016/2017. The Program consists of the last Motocross race and a continuation of the Autocross Cars. During this event the Motocross Championship will be concluded for this season. Motorcycle racing starts at 3:00 p.m. while the Autocross Cars program starts at 8:00 pm till late.
Meanwhile an overview of the rankings in the Motocross Class A shows the three Riders that are struggling together to win the National Championship for 2016/2017. Currently we see that Paul Muscat riding a KTM motorcycle leads this class and it is clear that he is expected to win this tournament for the first time. Not that we can be said for the runner-up as the race for second position is still battled currently between Clayton Camilleri on a KTM who is occupying the second place in this class with 279 points while David Dimech on Honda is following close to Camilleri with 264 points and with the chance to continue advancing a position for the Runner-up title.

Other rankings in the Motocross where we see that in Class B Ryan Faenza on a Yamaha motorbike  is front leading and is expected to be declared winner in this classification on next Saturday. Faenza is occupying this position with 306 points and is followed by Mark Mamo with 144 points on his Yamaha motorcycle.

In the Veterans Class which was introduced earlier this year we see that everything is still open between the Sant Jethro and William brothers together with Paul Deguara. Jethro Sant on a Suzuki motorcycle is currently occupying the first spot with 317 points and is followed in 2nd [...]

By |June 28th, 2017|News|Comments Off on LAST ASMK MOTOCROSS ON SATURDAY & MORE AUTOCROSS RACES.|
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    Dr. Clifton Grima, Parliamentary Secretary for Youth & Sport visits Maltese Olympic Committee

Dr. Clifton Grima, Parliamentary Secretary for Youth & Sport visits Maltese Olympic Committee

Dr. Clifton Grima, Parliamentary Secretary for Youth and Sport today met members of the Maltese Olympic Committee Board of Directors and staff during a courtesy visit to the Committee’s Headquarters. Dr. Grima was accompanied by Mr. Mark Cutajar, Chief Executive Officer, SportMalta.

Dr. Grima expressed his satisfaction towards the work that the Maltese Olympic Committee undertakes as the chief governing body of sport in Malta and confirmed the Government’s commitment towards sports and the various initiatives that are organised throughout the year. Dr. Grima explained that Government will continue to invest towards the growth of Maltese athletes, highlighting the investments being made to ensure that sports as athletics, basketball, shooting and bowls have the best facilities where athletes can prepare themselves properly for international competitions.  Dr. Grima reiterated the Government’s backing by confirming that funding programmes would be developed around a four-year period. This timeframe would facilitate the development of programmes in the longer term.

Mr. Julian Pace Bonello, President of the Maltese Olympic Committee, thanked Dr. Grima for his visit and interest in the Committee’s work.  Mr. Pace Bonello expressed his satisfaction and the confidence that a good working relationship will continue to exist between the Committee, SportMalta and the Ministry.  Mr. Pace Bonello explained the long-term plans of the Committee, one of which was the preparation of Malta’s bid to host the Games of the Small States of Europe in 2023.  Whilst this is a major project that not only involves the logistics required behind such a large sporting event but also the preparation of athletes to ensure that good performances will be generated by Team Malta.

Photos Courtesy of Department of Information

By |June 26th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Dr. Clifton Grima, Parliamentary Secretary for Youth & Sport visits Maltese Olympic Committee|

INTERVIEW WITH MARK CUTAJAR

 Mark Cutajar is the CEO of Sport Malta. Few days before the hand over of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union to Estonia, it is a pleasure and an honour for EOSE that he agreed to contribute highlighting key challenges and opportunities ahead with as special focus on the worked carried under the Maltese Presidency.

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Malta took over for the first the Presidency of the Council of the European Union on 1st of January 2017. Could you please let us know what has been the process and main steps carried out and implemented to prepare the Presidency? MC: “Although officially Malta took over the Presidency of the Council on the 1st of January 2017, preparations for the Presidency started almost a year before this official date. Malta was part of a trio together with the Netherlands and Slovakia. A number of meetings were held and a common strategy was developed. Moreover a Presidency Unit at SportMalta was set up with members given specific roles which varied from content to logistics. Furthermore consultation with the European Commission and the European Council paved the way for the drafting of a number of documents that Malta was planning to put forward for discussion. With Malta choosing social inclusion as one of its priorities, a number of pilot projects such as MOVE360 (A pilot project aimed at 9 year old children coming from poor socio-economic backgrounds where they are being offered the possibility to learn about nutrition, to improve academically and to be physically active. This project is aimed to channel the participants to adopt a healthier lifestyle through sport) and a volunteering course (SportMalta in collaboration with MCAST is running a course [...]

By |June 23rd, 2017|News|Comments Off on INTERVIEW WITH MARK CUTAJAR|
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    Her Ecc. Marie Louise Coleiro Preca visits ASMK in Ta’Qali

Her Ecc. Marie Louise Coleiro Preca visits ASMK in Ta’Qali

Last weekend was a demanding one for Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi (ASMK) with two main activities. One took place on Saturday, June 17, 2017 consisted of Motocross and Autocross Motor races while on Sunday morning 18th June 2017 the Association organized an Enduro Motorcycle event. This particular event closed the first National Championship from the four that ASMK has organized this season while being sponsored by ASMK and Pasta Poiatti for 2016/2017.
Meanwhile on Saturday 17th June the seventh Motocross program and the ninth Autocross program were organized with a total of 42 competitors. Late in the afternoon the motocross program began. In Class A we saw a competitive race between Clayton Camilleri and Paul Muscat, both on KTM motorcycles. On the first official day’s race we saw Muscat making a good start, took the lead and continued defending his position until the end of the race while Camilleri Camilleri and David Dimech on a Honda motorcycle followed in 2nd and 3rd places respectively.

The Second race by the same competitors we again saw a very good start from Muscat who again took the lead of the race but immediately Camilleri began putting pressure on Muscat until in the third lap Camilleri was able to take the lead and kept it up to the finish line. The Final Result of the day shows: – Camilleri is Class A winner followed by Muscat and Dimech respectively.
Other results from the Motocross riders were: – In Class B we had Ryan Faenza on Yamaha winning this class followed by Ludvick Muscat on a Honda. Third place winner is young Mark Mamo on a Yamaha while fourth place was won by young Michael Sant riding a Honda [...]

By |June 21st, 2017|News|Comments Off on Her Ecc. Marie Louise Coleiro Preca visits ASMK in Ta’Qali|

2017 Olympic Day Run in pictures

Celebrating the Olympic Movement, the annual Olympic Day Run welcomed a good number of athletes of different ages and abilities for a run along the St. Julian’s, Sliema, Gzira sea front. The Olympic Day Run is not a race but a celebration of sport!

The Maltese Olympic Committee thanks all the entities involved in the organisation of the 2017 Olympic Day Run.

Photo Credit: Alfred Farrugia

By |June 19th, 2017|Events, News|Comments Off on 2017 Olympic Day Run in pictures|

Visit to Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Joseph Muscat

Team Malta athletes and officials were hosted at Auberge de Castille, where Prime Minister Joseph Muscat conferred mementos to Maltese athletes who took part in the Games of the Small States of Europe in San Marino. Malta won four gold medals; nine silver and sixteen bronze medals during the competitions.

Photos Courtesy: Mr Kevin Abela, Department of Information

By |June 18th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Visit to Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Joseph Muscat|

ASMK 1st Night Event on Saturday at Ta’ Qali

 
This weekend is a very busy time for Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi. Next event will be organized at Ta’ Qali in the Association Sports Complex on Saturday 17th June 2017. This will be the first night event of this season. This event which is a part of the ASMK Pasta Poiatti 2016/2017 National Championship will consist in the seventh race of the Motocross and the ninth event of the Autocross cars. The program begins at 4: 00pm with the Motocross and at 7: 00pm the car racing starts and will keep going until late at night under artificial lighting.

This day will also be a special day for ASMK and all present as Her Excellency Marie Louise Coleiro Preca President of Malta will be visiting this event to see and follow the progress of the Association in local motorsport. During this event the Association will be presenting the sum collected in January 2017 during a special event held in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund.

The Association’s commitment is to continue on the next day, that is on Sunday 18th of June 2017 where the Enduro Section will be hosting the last event of the ASMK Pasta Poiatti 2016/2017 Championship. The program will be held at Quarry tal-Ballut limits of San Pawl tat-Targa. The program begins 10:00 am.

Meanwhile on Saturday 10th June 2017 the Trials section of ASMK organized another activity at the Barriera tal-Ballut limits of San Pawj tat-Targa.  8 competitors participated divided into two classes where we had these results.

In Class A Bonello Damon on a Gas Gas motorcycle performed very well and paved the way to win another championship title. Damon this season finished first in class with only 9 [...]

By |June 14th, 2017|News|Comments Off on ASMK 1st Night Event on Saturday at Ta’ Qali|

Olympic Day Run 2017

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Olympic Day Run – 18th June 2017
 
Join us and celebrate the anniversary of the Olympic Movement. We look forward to seeing many participants taking part in this year’s event.
This event is being organized by the Maltese Olympic Committee and the Malta Amateur Athletics Association.
Participation is FREE of charge. Official Olympic Day Run T-shirts and an official Olympic Day Run IOC Certificate will be given to all participants. Applications will be readily available at the offices of the MOC as well as on our website www.nocmalta.org  (Activities – Olympic Day Run) Registration is also accepted on the day of the run between 07.00 and 07.30am. Several water stations will be placed along the route.
The Runs will start and finish from Spinola Bay, next to the Love Monument.
In order to cater for as wide a sporting population as possible, there will be 3 different distances which participants can choose from, irrespective of age. This event is not a race.
a) Classical Run – 10k (starts at 7.45am)
Starting line: Love Monument, St. Julians, along the Sliema sea front to Gzira and back.
b) Relaxed Run – 5k (starts at 7.45am)
Starting line: Love Monument, St. Julians, along the Sliema sea front till Preluna and back.
c) Junior Run – 2.5k (starts at 7.45am)
Starting line: Love Monument, St. Julians, along the Sliema sea front till Family monument and back.
Parents are encouraged to join the fun runs with their children.
We would like to encourage organisations to form a team and come along and join us. The Maltese Olympic Committee will present trophies for GROUPS that bring along the largest numbers in the following categories: School, Local [...]

By |June 5th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Olympic Day Run 2017|
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    GSSE 2017 – Third Medal for Shooting – Dimitrov success in Skeet

GSSE 2017 – Third Medal for Shooting – Dimitrov success in Skeet

Bozhidar Dimitrov made it three medals from three in shooting disciplines at the Small Nations Games in San Marino when he placed third in the skeet competition in Serravalle.

The Bulgarian-born shooter showed his mental prowess in the final when he amassed 40 points to finish only behind to Cyprus shooter Andreas Chasikos and Christian Costa, of San Marino.

Clive Farrugia, the other Maltese shooter in competition, placed fifth overall.

Earlier in the day, Farrugia and Dimitrov had eased into the final.

Farrugia, who started the day in third place, safely retained his position after the final two qualifying rounds when posting scores of 23 and 22 to finish with 112 clays, five adrift of Georgios Achilleos and four behind Andreas Chasikos.

On the other hand, Dimitrov forced his way into the top six places with a clinical performance which saw him fire a straight of 25 and 23 for an aggregate score of 110 that pushed him just behind his team-mate in fourth place.

By |June 4th, 2017|News|Comments Off on GSSE 2017 – Third Medal for Shooting – Dimitrov success in Skeet|

GSSE2017 – Sare leaps to second Bronze Medal

Rebecca Sare won her second bronze medal in the Games when she placed third in the triple jump.

Sare leaped to 11.62 to finish just two centimetres short of the silver medal won by Montenegro’s Ljiljana Matovic, of Montenegro.

Cyprus Eleftheria Christofi won the event with a best jump of 12.16

By |June 4th, 2017|News|Comments Off on GSSE2017 – Sare leaps to second Bronze Medal|