National athletes eyeing Olympic berths need help to return to training, says Go

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Posted at Jun 12 2020 11:34 PM

Sports officials must find a way to get athletes to return to training, especially those eyeing Olympic slots, Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go said on Friday.

The lawmaker urged the Philippine Sports Commission and the Philippine Olympic Committee to come up with a plan enabling athletes and coaches to use available sports facilities in a manner that is still compliant with health protocols.

“Oras na malampasan natin ang krisis, kailangan ding mapaghandaan ng mga atleta natin ang kanilang mga laban sa paraan na ligtas at makakabuti sa kanilang pag-eensayo,” the chairman of the Senate Committee on Sports, said in a statement.

“Balansehin lang natin, huwag natin biglain, pero huwag rin natin sila pabayaan."

Guidelines must be implemented in close coordination with the Inter-Agency Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases to ensure the health of the national pool, the senator added.

Many sports facilities including the Rizal Memorial Coliseum, the Ninoy Aquino Stadium, the PhilSports Complex and New Clark City were used as quarantine areas.

“Marami namang mga pasilidad na pwedeng gamitin for training basta monitored and supervised ito ng PSC at POC," Go said.

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