KUALA LUMPUR, June 13 (Bernama) -- The hot an dry weather due to the El Nino phenomenon which is predicted to hit the country will not jeorpardise preparations by national athletes for the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland, to begin on July 23.
Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the Malaysian athletes were use to such a weather and they would be able to give an excellence performance during the games.
"This is normal in Malaysia. It is not the first time we are facing such a weather. This (hot and dry weather) has been taken into account by the National Sports Council (NSC) and the National Sports Institute (ISN)," he told reporters after launching the "Fiesta Samba Brasil 2014", in conjunction with the FIFA World Cup 2014 at Dataran Merdeka here Friday.
He said NSC and ISN were always monitoring the weather and would change the training of the athletes when the need arose.
"So far, there is no change in their training schedule, but, depending on the weather condition, we will make some adjustments, not only because of the El Nino phenomenon, but also the fasting month," he added.....