Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
    View Today
    Thu, Sep 28

    POC resets General Assembly due to rising COVID-19 cases

    POC resets General Assembly due to rising COVID-19 cases
    Jan 7, 2022
    POC president Bambol Tolentino is focusing on the 2024 Paris Olympics, among other international events.
    PHOTO: Jerome Ascaño

    THE Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) rescheduled its first General Assembly (GA) to Jan. 26 because of the surge of COVID-19.

    POC PresidentAbraham “Bambol” Tolentino said on Friday that the body doesn’t want to risk its members and officials from the spike in infections which were recorded after the holidays. The hybrid GA was originally scheduled Jan. 12 at Grandmaster Hotel in Tagaytay City.

    The postponement, Tolentino said, deferred the GA’s ratification of the recommendations of the POC Ethics Committee topped by the declaration of Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association president Philip Ella Juico as persona non grata.

    “We just cannot risk everybody’s health and although we have a stacked agenda to start the year, we have to heed protocols,” Tolentino said.

    Southeast Asian GamesThe POC prepares for Filipino athletes' participation in the Hanoi Games.

    ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW ↓

    MORE FROM SPIN
    MORE FROM SPIN

      Tolentino said the stacked agenda includes updates and finalization of tasks on the Winter Olympics which start on Feb. 4 and the Hanoi 31st Southeast Asian Games in May and Hangzhou 19th Asian Games in September.

      “The Paris Olympics are just already only two years away but we’re putting priority on the Games,” Tolentino said.

      Tolentino added that the GA will also be provided with updates on the POC’s financial aid program on athletes and coaches who were severely affected by Typhoon Odette.

      CONTINUE READING BELOW ↓
      Watch Now

      Get more of the latest sports news & updates on SPIN.ph

      Read Next
      Watch Now
      Sorry, no results found for
      POC president Bambol Tolentino is focusing on the 2024 Paris Olympics, among other international events.
      PHOTO: Jerome Ascaño
    • POLL

      • Quiz

        Quiz Result