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    POC, PSC say non-performing sports and athletes will be dropped from priority list

    Feb 27, 2014
    The list that is used to determine funding for sports associations and athletes may be changed soon, according to POC chairman Tom Carrasco. Jerome Ascano

    THE Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) and Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) are set to re-evaluate the list of priority sports and athletes, and eliminate or demote non-performers.

    POC chairman Tom Carrasco said they have agreed with PSC chairman Ritchie Garcia during Wednesday’s executive board meeting to review the performances of the priority sports and athletes roster.

    Expected to perform well in international competitions, the priority sports get the bulk of the funds from the PSC, while the priority athletes are given P40,000 as monthly allowance with a condition that they will train full-time.

    At present, the priority sports are boxing, taekwondo, athletics, swimming, wushu, archery, wrestling, bowling, weightlifting, and billiards.

    Carrasco warned that non-performing sports and athletes could be scratched from the priority list and elevate those who deserve to be in the roster.

    “Baka may mga sports na hindi nag-dedeliver in the last three or four years. We will review jointly, PSC and POC, the present priority sports and athletes,” said Carrasco in a DZSR 918 AM interview.

    The review of the priority sports and athletes came as the concurrent triathlon chief also bared an invitation from Senate for a public hearing regarding the matter.

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    The list that is used to determine funding for sports associations and athletes may be changed soon, according to POC chairman Tom Carrasco. Jerome Ascano
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