Articles worth reading

Metro News

Israel's swimming team to train in PH 

account_balanceMetro News account_circleMylene Santos chat_bubble_outline0 Comments

Israel’s national swimming team has been given authorization to conduct its pre-Olympic training in Capas, Tarlac, according to a report by Philippine News Agency.

This developed after the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) approved the Philippine Swimming, Inc.’s (PSI) request to host the Israeli National Swimming Team for their training at the New Clark City Aquatics Center in Capas, Tarlac.

In a virtual press conference, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Israeli swimmers would undergo training in Tarlac from July 8 to 21 under a “sports bubble format.”

Advertisement

Israeli swimmers, Roque said, must also comply with strict health and safety protocols amid the prevailing coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.

“Kailangan nilang sumunod sa health at safety protocols (They have to follow the health and safety protocols),” he said.

Roque also took pride in the country’s hosting of the training of Israel’s national swimming team.

“Mantakin ninyo po ha. Dati tayo ang nagti-train sa ibang bansa dahil wala tayong facilities. Ngayon, ang mga dayuhan po ang nagti-train sa ating mga facilities (Imagine, we were training abroad before because we did not have facilities. Now, foreigners are training in our facilities),” he said.

In May, the IATF-EID also approved the PSI’s request to host the 2021 Swimming National Selection Meet at the New Clark City Aquatics Center.

The IATF-EID also allowed athletes who will participate in the Tokyo Olympics and the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games to resume their training under a “bubble-type” setting.

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed because of the pandemic.

The global sporting event will officially resume on July 23 and will end on August 8 this year.

On the other hand, the 31st SEA Games is scheduled to take place in Hanoi, Vietnam from November 21 to December 21 this year.


date_rangeDate Published
2 months ago
shareShare article
folder_openArticle tags
content_copyCategorized under

Share your thoughts with us

Related Articles

Photo Courtesy of Manila Bulletin

Different countries seek Filipino healthcare workers 

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode2 days ago

Filipino health care workers (HCWs) are still in high demand abroad, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said in a report by Philippine News Agency. POEA Administrator Bernard Olalia said overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are...

Caloocan issues ‘fully vaxxed’ certificates

account_balanceCaloocan chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

Caloocan has started providing “Fully Vaxxed” certifications to establishments in the city whose employees are 100 percent fully-vaccinated, according to a report by Daily Tribune. Mayor Oca Malapitan said the initiative will encourage b...

DOLE discovers fake certificates of involuntary separation 

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode2 days ago

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has warned the public against the use of unofficial and counterfeit Certificates of Involuntary Separation, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. The DOLE-Bureau of Local Employment (BLE)...

Peso seen trading at 50 a dollar range

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode2 days ago

The peso is expected to trade within a wide range this and next year given the pandemic-related developments, as policy responses impact on investors’ confidence on the economy in general,  Fitch Solutions said in a report by Philippi...

Let's Stay Connected Like us on our Facebook page.
×
Click on the article to continue reading
Quezon City adopts no contact apprehension system Red Cross pushes saliva test Vaccines from COVAX to arrive in Q1 Makati Shangri-La to close doors on Feb. 1 Cities in NCR to start vaccination simultaneously Mother, girlfriend of Filipino infected with UK variant also test positive Send Press Release MNC Facebook Page MNC Twitter Page MNC Instagram Page LGU Spotlight Barangay Front Business Sports Entertainment Metro Gen Metro Feature