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.
Date: November 21, 2020 | By: Annie Abad | Newspaper: Business Mirror | Source: https://businessmirror.com.ph/2020/11/21/psc-sets-bubble-in-inspire-campus/?fbclid=IwAR0KsS6FWedWjc26ikCFN2gv1eA5sce7iTRdyds1QW34BxI79k9D-G4t1aM