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Bacolod City, Philippines Tuesday, June 23, 2020
POC wants training to resume
for Tokyo Olympics hopefuls

The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) has asked the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to let the Filipino athletes still vying for spots in the Tokyo Olympics resume their training despite the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.

"We're discussing with PSC and IATF to allow to train those who [are] still seeking for the qualifier," Tolentino said in an online press conference yesterday.

The Tokyo Olympics was moved to next year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and many Olympic qualifiers have been stalled as well.

Bahrain set to host 2021
Asian Youth Para Games

The Kingdom of Bahrain will host the 4th Asian Youth Para Games on December 1-10, 2021, according to the Asian Paralympic Committee (APC).

The event is being organized with the support of the local government.

An estimated 800 athletes under 20 years of age are expected to compete in nine sports: athletics, badminton, boccia, goalball, para taekwondo, powerlifting, swimming, table tennis and wheelchair basketball.


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