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Sport in Malaysia


Sports in Malaysia has become a major activity in the local universities where they often perform an annual sports or recreational activities between universities and colleges merely to inculcate the spirit of cooperation and the spirit to win a competition and meet each other and thus strengthen the relationship between one another.

Most people in Malaysia have their own traditional sports, where it has been passed down from generation to generation. Others represent some of these traditional features in the arts in some nation and the people.

Popular sports in Malaysia include badminton, bowling, football, squash and field hockey. Golf is another sport which is growing in popularity where many courses were built around the country. Malaysia has also hosted several major sports event including the Commonwealth Games in 1998.

In September 2010 it was announced by Malaysian sports officials that they had made an agreement with some of Scotland's top sports organisations to develop partnerships that will use Scottish sports expertise to create a successful sports industry in Malaysia. The Malaysian government has designated 2011 as the Year of Sports Industry, and the Sports Minister has outlined its scope and importance during the discussion, which includes exploring the viability of hosting major international sporting events.

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