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Infractions force PSC to impose stringent rules on Asiad entries
By:Julius Manicad (The Daily Tribune)
Stricter monitoring of athletes training for the 17h Asian Games in Incheon, Korea will be enforced by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) will assemble a team that will closely monitor the training and preparation of athletes vying for slots in the 17th Asian Games.
PSC executive director Guillermo Iroy yesterday said a monitoring team composed of venue managers and other personnel were tasked to check on the athletes preparing for the Asian conclave on Sept. 19.
Gov’t must put priority on sports
By: Joaquin Henson (The Philippine Star)
MANILA, Philippines - Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) commissioner Jolly Gomez recently submitted a paper to Sen. Bam Aquino outlining what could be done to improve the state of sports in the country and a major suggestion is to revive the effort in creating a Department of Sports to chart a course for sports development with a nationwide reach.
Gomez called the analytical paper “a good start” and shared it with PSC chairman Richie Garcia and POC president Jose Cojuangco Jr. Reflecting on the country’s performance at the last Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar, Gomez noted that 63.8 percent of Filipino athletes returned home with a medal and excluding team sports, the rate was even higher at 66.3 percent. The rate was 55 percent in 2011 even as the country bagged seven less golds last year. Gomez related the stats to the “lean and mean” delegation that the Philippines sent to Myanmar.
PH targets 8 golds in 17th Asian Games
By: Nick Giongco (Manila Bulletin)
Richie Garcia, chief of mission to the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, believes the Philippines will win between six to eight gold medals in the quadrennial sportsfest.
The 17th Asian Games is scheduled Sept. 19 to Oct. 4 and Garcia, also chair of the Philippine Sports Commission, said yesterday that the gold medals will come from boxing, BMX (cycling), wushu, taekwondo and possibly basketball.
Asiad bets given deadline to qualify
By: Abac Cordero (The Philippine Star)
MANILA, Philippines - Filipino athletes who want to compete in the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea have until Aug. 15 to justify their inclusion to the delegation.
Philippine Sports Commission chairman Richie Garcia, who is also chef-de-mission to the Incheon Games, made the announcement yesterday.