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Philippine coach out of Tokyo Olympics after positive COVID-19 test

A coach of Team Philippines will be sent home following back-and-forth false positive and negative tests for COVID-19, Philippine Olympic Committee president Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino revealed......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarJul 22nd, 2021

Member of Philippine delegation to Olympics tests positive for COVID-19

The development comes on the heels of news from the Olympics' organizers that a positive test within the Olympic Village in Tokyo was recorded......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 17th, 2021

PSC OIC Fernandez, national boxers undergo COVID-19 swab tests

Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Commissioner and newly appointed Officer-In-Charge Ramon Fernandez led the coronavirus (COVID-19) swab testing on Thursday at the PhilSports Complex in Pasig City. Fernandez was accompanied by his wife Karla Kintanar-Fernandez and is expected to complete the 14-day quarantine while doing his OIC functions until July 17. “We will comply with the standard procedures to ensure that we are helping in curbing the spread of the virus,” shared Fernandez. Aside from Fernandez, national boxers from Baguio City, including 2021 Tokyo Olympics qualifier Irish Magno and 2019 AIBA Women’s World Champion Nesthy Petecio with 10 more boxers - six males and four females - and one coach, also went through swab testing. Athletes residing in Philsports from boxing and fencing, and para-athletes from athletics, wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, table tennis, and chess also underwent swab tests.  The boxers who are coming off a training camp in Baguio City are on a 14-day quarantine and are under observation until their test results are out. They will be provided with food, shelter, and necessary assistance from the PSC staff. “Hindi muna sila pinalalabas ng assigned rooms nila. Until lumabas swab test results nila, hinahatiran sila food,” shared Philsports Dormitory manager Roselle Destura. “Kung may ipapabili, ipapa-withdraw, at ipapadala sa pamilya, pinapaiwan namin sila ng note sa harap ng room nila and then kami na gagawa for them,” she added. The PSC will also assist the athletes in securing their travel passes going back to their hometowns once their results turn out clear and flights become available......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2020

PH Olympic team official tests positive for COVID-19

By CARLO ANOLIN A fully vaccinated Philippine team official to the Tokyo Olympics tested positive for COVID-19 a week before the opening kicks off.Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) President Abraham Tolentino bared the development yesterday on ONE PH’s The Chasedown show.“Unfortunately, ang bilin ko rin bawasan ‘yong paglabas, may nag-positive sa tin sa Manila na isa,” […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJul 17th, 2021

Congress promises PSC funding for Tokyo Olympics

Lawmakers promised to heed the Philippine Sports Commission’s call for financial support for the Tokyo Olympics next year. Congressmen who are members of the Committee on Youth and Sports Development gave a positive response when the government’s sports arm lobbied for Tokyo 2021 budget in the House of Representatives.   "Rest assured that we will do our part to get the funding for this Olympics. All hands are in. Dapat lahat tayo dito. This is the best chance we have," said committee head Rep. Eric Martinez. He added that they would discuss the matter with the Department of Budget and Management and schedule it the soonest time possible because the athletes "need that budget for the Olympics." PSC Chairman William 'Butch' Ramirez during the regular committee meeting on Wednesday bared the sports agency's need for its slashed funds to continue supporting the training and competitions of Tokyo Olympic Games qualifiers and hopefuls vying for slots.   "We were one of those government offices who also contributed to the Bayanihan Act. The DBM deducted from us. Para sa amin malaking bagay 'yun kasi kasama doon 'yung Olympic budget namin. Hanggang ngayon po bakante 'yan. It's an opportunity for us to ask, we need your help," expressed Ramirez. After presenting the Olympic budget request of more than P182 Million for Tokyo-bound athletes and hopefuls made by Chef de Mission (CDM) Mariano Araneta to the PSC, the sports agency chief highlighted the push Congress can give to the country's Olympic dream.     "Rep. Bambol Tolentino has initially supported ‘yung P180 million na allowances ng atleta which was approved by the bicam, and to be approved by the President. Thank you sa lahat ng congressman na sumuporta. Pero 'yung Olympic budget namin, we are hoping again for your support," said Ramirez. The PSC chief informed the body that "the Philippine Sports Commission is operating on the savings coming from PAGCOR (Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation)" and that "when we talk about the elite athletes of the national team, the budget being used is the NSDF (National Sports Development Fund)” prompting PSC to lessen grassroots sports program related to local government units. "Dito kami naka-focus sa elite athletes. We still have some budget just enough for us to reach December," admitted Ramirez in his response to Committee Vice-Chair Jericho Nograles' inquiry on the PSC's funds. To aid in the government’s effort to address the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, P596 million from the National Sports Development Fund and another P773 million from the General Appropriations Act by the DBM was slashed from the PSC’s budget. Gymnast Caloy Yulo, pole vaulter EJ Obiena and boxers Irish Magno and Eumir Marcial already qualified for the Summer Games. Eighty-two more hopefuls are training to earn spots in the Tokyo Olympics.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 27th, 2020

PBA teams to shoulder expenses for COVID-positive players

PBA teams will undergo a strict health protocol as the league hopes to return to action this year. As such, players will be required to undergo COVID-19 testing three days before practice resumes, followed by another round of testing every 10 days. Should any player test positive for COVID-19, the PBA said that teams will cover the expenses for their respective players. "Sasagutin ng teams lahat ng hospital expenses pag nagka-COVID ang players," PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial said as the PBA Board agreed upon such policy during their weekend meeting. "Just like when the players get injured, so there's no need for insurance," the Commissioner added. All COVID-19 testing for the PBA will be via swab tests, as per recommendation of Ginebra Governor Alfrancis Chua. San Miguel Corporation's laboratory will handle all the testing. The PBA recently gained approval from the IATF to start practices and on Friday, Marcial met with PBA coaches and team managers to discuss the protocols. Aside from the "no test, no practice" policy, players are to observe a "closed circuit" method that limits their travel from their homes to the practice facility and back. [Related: PBA coaches OK with league protocol and guidelines as practice resumes] "I think the PBA has put up an effective guideline to safeguard the players. It's just a matter of attitude from the players to maintain it," said NLEX coach Yeng Guiao. The PBA season was officially shut down last March 11 after only playing one game in the 2020 Philippine Cup. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 12th, 2020

DeChambeau out of Olympics golf after positive virus test: PGA Tour

Former US Open winner Bryson DeChambeau is out of the Olympics after testing positive for coronavirus, the PGA Tour announced on Sunday, saying Patrick Reed would take his place at the Tokyo Games......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 25th, 2021

Pinoy coach enters COVID-19 protocols

A coach from Team Philippines will be sent home following back-and-forth false positive and negative tests for COVID-19, Philippine Olympic Committee president Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino revealed during a mini conference here Thursday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2021

First athletes positive for COVID-19 in Tokyo Olympic Village

Two athletes have become the first to test positive for the coronavirus in the Tokyo Olympic Village, officials said on Sunday, just days before the pandemic-delayed Games open......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 18th, 2021

Team Philippines member tests positive before departure

Team Philippines faces two formidable foes in the Tokyo Olympics beginning next week the athletes from the opposing countries and COVID-19......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 18th, 2021

First coronavirus case hits Tokyo Olympics Village

TOKYO (AFP) – Tokyo Olympics organiZers revealed the first Covid-19 case in the Games Village on Saturday as they sought to reassure competitors that the pandemic-delayed event would be safe. Six days before the opening ceremony, organiZers said an unnamed person had tested positive for coronavirus in the Village, where thousands of athletes and officials […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJul 17th, 2021

Govt must assess Tokyo situation to protect athletes

The assessment of preparations for the Tokyo Olympics amid emerging threats of COVID-19 situation should remain a top priority of the Philippine government, said Sen. Christopher “Bong”  Go......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 29th, 2021

Olympian Knott feeling great despite positive COVID-19 test

The 25-year-old Knott, a two-time Southeast Asian Games gold medalist and the holder of the Philippine national record for the women's 200 meters, is confident she can get out of quarantine as soon as possible......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 26th, 2021

Knott makes Olympics, but tests positive for COVID-19

Fil-American Kristina Knott, who tested positive of COVID-19 last Tuesday, is the 15th qualifier for the Tokyo Olympics......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 24th, 2021

Latest Filipino Olympic qualifier Knott tests positive for COVID-19

Tokyo Olympics-bound Fil-Am sprinter Kristina Knott’s preparation has suffered a big blow after she tested positive for COVID-19 last Tuesday that forced her to skip her two scheduled events in Karlstad, Sweden and Kuortane, Finland......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2021

Athletes based abroad to get vaccines in host countries

The country’s Tokyo Olympics-bound athletes training abroad will get their anti-COVID-19 vaccines in their host countries, according to Philippine Olympic Committee president Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Vaccination of Philippine athletes in high gear

National team members not seeing action in the Tokyo Olympics in July and the Hanoi Southeast Asian Games in November are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines, too......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 1st, 2021

Athletes, coaches get first vaccine shot vs Covid

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Several national athletes, coaches and officials bound to the Tokyo Olympics and the Vietnam Southeast Asian Games got their first vaccine shot against COVID-19 on Friday, May 28, at the Manila Prince Hotel. Some 730 delegates registered for the one-day proceedings with Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) President Bambol Tolentino, Philippine Sports Commissioner […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMay 28th, 2021

Atleta at coach na lalahok sa Tokyo Olympics, SEA Games, nasa priority list ng vaccination

Inaprubahan na ng Inter-Agency Task Force ang hirit na isama sa priority list ng mga babakunahan kontra COVID-19 ang mga atleta at coach na lalahok sa Tokyo Olympics at 2021 Southeast Asian Games. Ayon kay Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque, ang technical working group ng interim National Immunization Technical Advisory Group ang nag-rekomenda sa IATF na […] The post Atleta at coach na lalahok sa Tokyo Olympics, SEA Games, nasa priority list ng vaccination appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2021

Mga atleta at coach na lalahok sa Tokyo Olympics at 2021 SEA Games, kasama na sa priority list ng COVID-19 vaccination

Inaprubahan na ng Inter-Agency Task Force ang hirit na isama sa priority list ng mga babakunahan kontra COVID-19 ang mga atleta at coach na lalahok sa Tokyo Olympics at 2021 Southeast Asian Games. Ayon kay Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque, ang technical working group ng interim National Immunization Technical Advisory Group ang nag-rekomenda sa IATF na […] The post Mga atleta at coach na lalahok sa Tokyo Olympics at 2021 SEA Games, kasama na sa priority list ng COVID-19 vaccination appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2021

Philippine archers cancel Chinese Taipei training

The Philippine archery team seeking Tokyo Olympics qualification is no longer holding a training camp in Chinese Taipei due to the recent spike of COVID-19 cases there......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 19th, 2021