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Athletes still in training for Tokyo Olympics – Ramirez

Philippine Sports Commission Chairman William Ramirez says sporting events like Philippine National Games, National Batang Pinoy are postponed as a precautionary and prevention the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Ramirez was the guest on Thursday’s Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at the SM City Davao. (Photo by Bing Gonzales)

Davao City – Preparations for Team Philippines in the coming 2020 Olympics in Tokyo are still ongoing.

This was bared on Thursday (February 27) by Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William Ramirez at the weekly Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at the SM City Davao.

“The 100 million budget from the President for the country’s Olympic preparations are put into good use. Our athletes are still doing their training, some are already in abroad, in countries where there is no COVID-19 threat having qualifying tournaments,” Ramirez said.

This story appeared on Page 22 of the February 28, 2020 issue of Mindanao Times. Click on the photo to download a copy.

He further added that the PSC is only waiting for the IOC’s (International Olympic Committee) formal announcement or update regarding the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Ramirez also announced that the National Sports Summit, as well as other PSC-managed events, have been indefinitely postponed in the face of the COVID-19 threat, to ensure the health and safety of all concerned.

Other PSC-managed events set this year include the National Batang Pinoy Games and the Philippine National Games.

“We will post any updates should there be any developments on schedules. Thank you for your kind understanding. We pray for everyone’s safety and vigilance against this health threat,” Ramirez said.

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