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Khairy Tells Glasgow-Bound Athletes To Be 'Fighters' Not Passengers

Last update: 10/07/2014
KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 (Bernama) -- Every athlete in the Malaysian contingent for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games must be able to deliver their responsibilities and not just be passengers.

Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said based on previous achievement of the country in the competition (Commonwealth Games), the goal is to excel in their respective sports and accumulate as many gold medals for the country.

"Do not feel we cannot beat our opponent. Just look at the ongoing World Cup, who would have though five times World Champion, Brazil can be beaten on their home soil.

"And if we look at the team that beat them, Germany, we see a complete team that has individual strength, both physically and mentally, as well as collectively as a team.

"Therefore, every athlete must be prepared to do battle as an individual or as a team. We should not just be a passenger and not make our presence felt. If we are prepared, there is no reason to fail," he told reporters at the flag handing ceremony for the Glasgow bound Malaysian contingent, here today.....


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