Training protocol meetings with PSC, NSAs

July 24, 2020

The Philippine Sports Commission, not losing sight on its "golden dreams", have been meeting with National Sports Associations (NSAs) since Monday to discuss training resumption guidelines for Tokyo Olympicshopefuls and qualifiers.

Health professionals from the PSC-MSAS (Medical Scientific Athletes Services) unit started meeting NSAs last July 21 to discuss updated protocol and minimum health standards of training venues with each concerned NSA. The meetings are scheduled until 29th of this month.

“The PSC recognizes that our Olympic hopefuls need to maintain momentum and they do that by going back to focused training,” said national training director Marc Velasco.

Secretary-General  Edwin Gastanes represented the Philippine Olympic Committee  during the meetings with Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP) Secretary-General Ed Picson, Philippine Fencing Association (PFA) President Richard Gomez, and Secretary-General Jercyl Lerin from the Philippine Rowing Association (PRA).

NSA officials from World Archery Philippines, Inc represented by Secretary-General Rosendo Sombrio, Atty. Billy Sumagui ,Sec-General of the Integrated Cycling Federation of the Philippines, Director for Operations Butch Antonio and coach Jong Uichico of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) were all in the July 22 discussion.

Meeting with Philippine Judo Federation president Dave Carter and Gymnastics Association of the Philippines president Cynthia Carrion-Norton on July 23 followed.