There is a need to have a safe and secure training facility for national athletes.
And the Philippine Sports Commission is making sure that this will happen.
National Training Director Marc Edward Velasco said this after the government sports agency shut down its facilities inside the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila, and at the Philsports Complex in Pasig last Wednesday.
“Our facilities will undergo massive disinfection first and other important repairs. Then we will have all the athletes tested before they step into the premises to train,” said Velasco.
The shutdown was done after a staff member of the PSC tested positive for the coronavirus disease
“We will ensure the safety and integrity of the athletes and that the venues are maintained,” said Velasco.
The facilities were supposed to be made available to those who have qualified for the Olympics, and those who are going to qualifiers.
So far, the PSC has released P351-million in the first half of 2020 alone, and this is in support of top Tokyo Olympic bets.
Despite mounting fiscal challenges and the numerous impositions of the Covid-19 pandemic, PSC Chairman Butch Ramirez continues to make ends meet to sustain the agency’s support of the country’s golden Olympic dreams.
“It has been quite a challenge but we hope to keep our commitment to fund and support our athletes who have shown strong determination and chances in winning our first Olympic gold,” said Ramirez.