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It’s POC’s call: PSC won’t interfere with decision on Asiad delegation size

first_img“We leave the decision to the POC. The PSC shall support the team as best as we can,” said Ramirez after his meeting with around 30 sports coordinators of the Philippine Sports Institute at Philsports Complex.Ramirez said the PSC’s initial help would be to assemble a medical team from the PSI to assist all Asian Games-bound athletes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownBased on an earlier projection using gold and silver medalists in last year’s Kuala Lumpur Southeast Asian Games as one of the criteria, around 150 Filipino athletes are bound for the Asiad to be hosted by the cities of Jakarta and Palembang.There are 57 athletes who accounted for the 24 gold medals that the Philippines brought home from Kuala Lumpur, including the Gilas Pilipinas men’s basketball team and the 20-man ice hockey squad. Sister Jean: Basketball’s Easter gift Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The final number of athletes, however, could reach 200 with the inclusion of the women’s softball team, which qualified to the Games by finishing second in the 2017 Asian Women’s Softball Championships.Gomez, president of the Philippine Fencing Association, is also considering the women’s volleyball team, made up of stars from the Philippine Superliga and Philippine Volleyball League, for inclusion.“We still do not have the final numbers, but there will be not much difference from the previous projection,” said Gomez.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism View comments Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Philippine Sports Commission is giving the Philippine Olympic Committee a free hand to determine and finalize the size of the delegation in the coming 18th Asian Games in Indonesia.PSC chair Butch Ramirez said they would respect the number and composition Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez, the country’s chef de mission for the Games, would endorse to the sports-funding agency for the continental sportsfest that will run from Aug. 18 to Sept. 2.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img read more

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