AFTER sealing sports exchange programs with countries in the Asia-Pacific, the Philippines is now looking to find allies among European sports powers.
A memorandum of understanding on the transfer of knowledge in sport was recently inked by officials of the Philippines and Spain, and Philippine Sports Commission chairman Richie Garcia said he is hoping to get more support from other countries in Europe.
Spain is a known power in sports, particularly in professional football and tennis.
“Maraming magagaling na atleta coming from these places,” said Garcia on Thursday during the PSC radio program on Sports Radio 918. “According to what I saw, hindi naman sila matatangkad. There is something in the way they train that they come up with performing athletes.”
The PSC inked a pact with Spain last Tuesday which called for cooperation in aspects such as organization of sporting events, the training of sports specialists and administrators, programs for the support and encouragement of sport for the disabled, the protection of young practitioners of sports, and the field of women and sport.
The Philippines had previously availed of similar programs with China and Australia.