We are thrilled to have you on our site. If you enjoy the post you have just found kindly Share it with friends.
MANILA, Philippines – Olympians training outside the Philippines will receive COVID-19 vaccine kits in host countries, the Philippines Olympic Committee said Thursday.
“I would like to express my gratitude to all our NOC. [national olympic committee] neighbors for helping our athletes get vaccinated, ”said POC President Abraham“ Bambol ”Tolentino.
Hidilin Diaz has already received the first dose of the vaccine and is about to receive the second in Malaysia, while Carlos Hulot and his trainer Munehiro Kugimiya will be vaccinated in Japan.
Tolentino said the Japanese Olympic Committee and the Japan Gymnastics Association had assured him and Philippine Gymnastics Association President Cynthia Carrion-Norton that Hulot would be vaccinated in Japan.
Boxers Nesti Petesio, Irishman Magno and Carlo Paalam will also be vaccinated in Thailand along with their trainers Donald Abnett, Nolito “Boy” Velasco, Ronald Chavez, Elmer Pamisa and Reinaldo Galido.
Rogen Ladon, Ian Clarke Bautista, James Palikte, Marjon Pianar, Risa Pasuit and Ira Villegas, who are also training in Thailand, will be included in the vaccination program.
“Although vaccine is optional at the Olympic Games, we cannot jeopardize the well-being and health of our athletes, ”said Tolentino. “Once you get a positive result, you are automatically eliminated from the competition.”
Tolentino added that the POC is looking to pole vaulter EJ Obiena to get vaccines in Italy.
Rower Chris Nivarez has already received his first dose COVID-19 vaccine on May 28 in Manila.
Jin Taekwondo Kurt Barbosa and skateboarder Margillin Didal will receive their first dose this month.
The Inquirer Foundation supports our leaders in healthcare and continues to accept monetary donations, which can be transferred to Banco de Oro (BDO) checking account # 007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link …
Subscribe to TO LEARN MORE to access The Philippine Daily Inquirer and more than 70 other titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download them as early as 4 am and share articles on social networks. Call 896 6000.
For feedback, complaints or inquiries, Contact us.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed within this article are the personal opinions of the author. The facts and opinions appearing in the article do not reflect the views of Algulf.net and Algulf.net does not assume any responsibility or liability for the same.