PSC sets bub­ble in In­spire cam­pus

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THE Philip­pine Sports Com­mis­sion (PSC) has vir­tu­ally sealed an agree­ment with the own­ers of the In­spire Sports Acad­emy that would make the Calamba fa­cil­ity as the train­ing bub­ble for na­tional ath­letes with chances at qual­i­fy­ing for the Tokyo Olympics.

Com­mis­sioner Ra­mon Fer­nan­dez said that the PSC have al­ready com­pleted ne­go­ti­a­tions with the SM Group par­tic­u­larly ISA owner Hans Sy.

“We are just wait­ing for the bud­get to be fi­nal­ized for the bub­ble train­ing. But we have al­ready talked with Mr. Hans Sy and in a few weeks’ time, we’ll have more con­crete news re­gard­ing the bub­ble train­ing,” Fer­nan­dez told the PSC Hour ra­dio pro­gram on Fri­day.

Fer­nan­dez said the PSC is shift­ing its fo­cus on ath­letes in box­ing, taek­wondo and karatedo who have clear shots at qual­i­fy­ing for the Tokyo Olympics in Au­gust next year.

“There are ac­tu­ally no prob­lems for the prepa­ra­tion of Car­los Yulo [gym­nas­tics] who is cur­rently in Ja­pan train­ing, Ej Obi­ena [ pole vault] who is in Italy and Eu­mir Felix Mar­cial [ box­ing] who is in Los An­ge­les,” Fer­nan­dez said.

Rio 2016 weightlift­ing sil­ver medal­ist Hidi­lyn Diaz is in Malaysia train­ing for her sports qual­i­fiers that were post­poned for early 2021.

Fer­nan­dez also said that he ex­pects the In­ter-agency Task Force on the Man­age­ment of Emerg­ing In­fec­tious Dis­eases to ap­prove the pro­to­cols to be set at the ISA. An­nieabad

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