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    Maltese Olympic Committee Youth Athlete Support Scheme Launched

Maltese Olympic Committee Youth Athlete Support Scheme Launched

The Maltese Olympic Committee this week announced the launch of the Youth Athlete Support Scheme.

The Youth Athlete Scheme launch, which was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will see forty seven athletes, representing fourteen different sporting disciplines benefit from funding which will not only contribute towards international competition participation – where possible,  but also for the use of professional services that include Physiotherapy, Nutrition, Sports Psychology and testing at the Committee’s Functional Diagnostic Laboratory.

The Scheme has seen a different format introduced this year. Athletes have been placed into different categories – the placement a result of their results, ranking, capabilities and future potential. 

The Scheme is divided into four categories – Youth Elite aimed towards ahletes who are under 18 years of age and are already highly ranked on a World or European Level. Youth Development  – grouping those athletes under 18 years of age who are already obtaining good results in international competitions,  Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) for those under 18 athletes, who are excelling in their sport and have the potential to develop into Youth Elite athletes. A new category – Intermediate Elite, will support athletes who previously fell under the Youth Elite category but who have now reached 18 years of age but are still progressing well in their sport.  An additional benefit introduced this year was support towards gym memberships. This was introduced since many athletes were hindered from travelling due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The Maltese Olympic Committee regards these athletes as the future of sport in Malta.  They have been chosen based on their performances and we look at them as being contributors towards Malta’s success at the forthcoming GSSE (Games of the Small States of Europe) to be [...]

By |September 14th, 2020|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Maltese Olympic Committee Youth Athlete Support Scheme Launched|

Tribute – Jonathan Chetcuti

The Maltese Olympic Committee was saddened to read of
the passing of former national volleyball player Jonathan Chetcuti, who passed
away earlier on today.

Photo Credit: The Concept Stadium

Jonathan, played competitive volleyball of over twenty
years, winning all top personal and team
honours in Malta with three different teams. Over the years he obtained numerous
caps with the Malta National Volleyball team, captaining his national side
between 2003 and 2012.  In 2001 he
was part of the Maltese contingent in the Games of the Small States of Europe,
held in San Marino.

Jonathan was twice nominated for the
Malta National Sports Awards.

Jonathan was
also well known abroad, particularly in Milan, Italy where he organised a
number of training camps for the Maltese National Team.

Jonathan, a technology and computer design expert was
also respected in his field – with many commenting for his unique approach to
life, business and happiness.

Once the sad news broke, social media was flooded with
heartfelt tributes – a true testament of the respect Jonathan enjoyed.

The Maltese Olympic Committee offers its condolences
to his wife Elaine, his son Gigi, his parents Monica and Hector – former Malta
Volleyball Association President and his innumerable friends.

Photo Credit: Jonathan Chetcuti’s Facebook

May they find solace at such a difficult time.

Rest in peace Jonathan.

By |May 3rd, 2020|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Tribute – Jonathan Chetcuti|
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    Call for Expression of Interest for Media Accreditation to Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games

Call for Expression of Interest for Media Accreditation to Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games

The Maltese Olympic Committee (MOC) is pleased to offer
accreditation for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games (24 July 2020 – 9 August
2020) to:

One Journalist (Category E) defined (by Tokyo 2020) as:
a Journalist, Editor, Photographic editor, employed or contracted by an
International or National news agency, a general daily newspaper, a sports
newspaper, magazine or internet site; a digital journalist, or freelance journalist
under contract.

One Photographer (Category EP): defined (by Tokyo 2020)
as: Photographer meeting the same criteria as for item 1.

The following table outlines the venue and zone access, seating and transport
privileges granted to press categories at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020


1. The MOC can offer the accreditation to the Tokyo 2020

2. The Media persons will be responsible for all expenses,
including, but not limited to flights, accommodation, subsistence etc.;

3. The selected
photographer and journalist will be bound to cover all Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
activities, events and competitions where Maltese athletes are competing and
will give the right to the MOC to use such articles and photographs as they
deem fit, including sharing on the MOC’s digital channels and other media

4. The selected
photographer and journalist will be free to distribute related material to
other entities at the same time that such material is also given to the MOC;

5. Whilst the photographer will be the owner
of the material gathered at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, they will be required
to provide the MOC with copies of the material taken by the accredited person, particularly in relation to
Maltese athletes competing at these Games. Credit will be given accordingly;

6. The selected photographer will be expected to offer his
Services to the MOC at no charge for [...]

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John Marmara Wins the M Busuttil Builders Cup – Trap Event

John Marmara won the M Busuttil Builders Cup, an event that was held at the Bidnija Shooting Ranges.
This was one of a series of Mini Grand Prix that the Malta Shooting Sport Federation is organizing throughout the 2019 Shotgun Calendar. A total of three qualification rounds of twenty five clay targets each were shot and followed by the Final Stages.
Stephen Vella placed in the second place overall while Rennie Deguara finished in third place.
The six Finalists in the Bib number order according to their qualification scores were;
Stephen Vella with the score of 66/75, Rennie Deguara scored 64/75, John Marmara hit 63/75, Raymond Micallef managed 60/75, Nicholas Carabott 59/75 and Frank Scorfna 58/75.

The Finals results were;
1st John Marmara 20/25 + 4/5 + 3/5 + 4/5 + 7/10, total score 38/50
2nd Stephen Vella 20/25 + 4/5 + 5/5 + 3/5 + 5/10, total score 37/50
3rd Rennie Deguara 20/25 + 4/5 + 2/5 + 4/5, total score 30/40
4th Frank Scorfna 17/25 + 4/5 + 5/5, total score 26/35
5th Raymond Micallef 16/25 + 4/5, total score 20/30
6th Nicholas Carabott 15/25, total score 15/25
The top Shooters in their respective classes concluded their three qualifications with the following scores;
Class A
1st Rennie Deguara 64/75
2nd John Marmara 63/75
3rd Nicholas Carabott 59/75

Class B
1st Stephen Vella 66/75
2nd Raymond Micallef 60/75
3rd Frank Scorfna 58/75

Class C
1st Brian Zammit 55/75
2nd Jason Magri 52/75
3rd George Micallef 50/75

The MSSF Trap Programme continues on Sunday 26 May 2019 at 10:00 at the Southern Shooting Club with the Brincat Trophy.


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    Maltese Olympic Committee announces finalists for 16th MOC Sports Awards

Maltese Olympic Committee announces finalists for 16th MOC Sports Awards

The Maltese Olympic Committee announced the names of one hundred and three athletes who made it to the final selection for 16th Edition of the annual Sports Awards which will take place on Thursday 7th December at the Corinthia Hotel in Attard.

Representing twenty-two affiliated associations, these athletes stood out in their respective sporting categories and will be recognised for their accomplishments during the competition period 16th October 2016 and 15th October 2017.

Award Categories start from the Special Award, followed by Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

Awards will be bestowed based on the results achieved in major international competitions organised under the auspices of the International Federation of the athletes’ respective sport or a recognised and reputable International Sport Organisation.

“The Adjudicating Committee had a difficult task in selecting the finalists for this year. Naturally the results obtained in the Games of Small States of Europe topped the list of achievements, however there were a number of notable performances on the international scene that definitely deserve to be recognised” explained Julian Pace Bonello, President of the Maltese Olympic Committee.

Guest of Honour

Former international Italian footballer, Giuseppe Giannini, also known as “Il Principe”, will be Guest of Honour for the evening. Giannini, spent the majority of his 16-year playing career with A.S. Roma, and was regarded by supporters as a club symbol. Giannini acquired 47 caps for Italy and starred in the teams that reached the semi-finals of the 1988 UEFA European Championship, and subsequently the 1990 FIFA World Cup on home soil.

Hall of Fame 

The Maltese Olympic Committee also announced the induction of Tonio Briguglio

and Guzi Grech in the Hall of Fame for their contributions both in the field of play as well as in the administrative roles they [...]

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On Saturday 27th May 2017 Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi organized the annual event to honor the ASMK 2016 Champions and Runner-Up’s of each section within the Association. This event took place at Verdala Palace in Buskett. This ASMK event was sponsored by General Soft Drinks Ltd, Delicata Winery, Nexos, S. Curmi & Sons, MFCC Ta’ Qali and the Sign Ltd. Special thanks go to the Her Excellency the President of Malta who offered the Presidential Palace of Verdala to host the ASMK Championship Winners and Runner-Up’s.

Among the honoured car winners was Christian Mark Galea on his Fiat Ritmo who won the Modified National Autocross Championship, the Runner-Up Malcolm Borg on his Opel Corsa and Deane Farrugia who won the Standard Car Class National Autocross Championship.

The Motorcycle riders honoured were Clayton Camilleri on a KTM who won the ASMK National Motocross Championship for the tenth time while his younger brother Kyle Camilleri on another KTM is the Runner-Up in this category.

Damon Bonello on a Gas Gas won the Trials National Championship and his Runner-up is Rowen Bonello on a Beta Trials motorcycle.

Matthew Gauci on Sherco won the Enduro-Moto National Championship for the first time and his Runner-Up is Joseph Scicluna on a KTM.

During his speech the President of the Association Frans Deguara congratulated all the winners and at the time thanked all the sponsors present in the hall. The Association also invited the Parliamentary Secretary for Youth and Sports Hon. Chris Agius MP but he could not attend due to other commitments. Present also was also the spokesman of the Opposition for Sports Hon. David Agius MP.

The Association presented a memento of thanks to the sponsors who also made this championship [...]

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GSSE 2017 – Umnov clinches Silver in 200m Butterfly

Mikhail Umnov clinches Silver Medal in the 200m Butterfly


Photo Credit: Maria Vella-Galea

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