PH delegation for Winter Olympics to get P3.3M aid from PSC

1/17/2022 12:30:00 PM

PH delegation for Winter Olympics to get P3.3M aid from PSC

PH delegation for Winter Olympics to get P3.3M aid from PSC

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Philippine delegation for the Beijing Winter Olympics in February will receive P3.3-million financial support from the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) through the

On Monday, January 17, 2022, the POC, headed by its president, Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino, thanked the PSC for the approval of the financial aid for the Philippines’ campaign in the Winter Olympics.The Philippines has only one athlete vying in the Winter Olympics, Filipino-American alpine skier Asa Miller.

The organizers of the Winter Olympics require the participating countries to send at least a six-member delegation to accompany athletes like Miller, who will vie in the men’s slalom and giant slalom events.Miller will be accompanied by Chef de Mission Bones Floro, Philippine Ski and Snowboard Federation President Jim Palomar Apelar, Covid-19 liaison officer Nikki Cheng, athlete and administrative officer Dave Carter, athlete welfare officer Jobert Yu and Asa’s coach Will Gregorak.

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Philippine Olympic Committee (POC).WASHINGTON, DC, USA – A major winter storm slammed much of the eastern United States with snow, ice, and high winds on Sunday, January 16, causing widespread travel disruptions and power outages on a holiday weekend.SHANGHAI, China – China reported fewer new confirmed coronavirus cases for Friday, January 14, than a day earlier, but details on the spread of the highly contagious Omicron variant remained unclear ahead of the Lunar New Year travel season later this month.The announcement comes a day after the southern city of Zhuhai imposed travel restrictions on residents as a mass testing drive uncovered seven infections.

On Monday, January 17, 2022, the POC, headed by its president, Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino, thanked the PSC for the approval of the financial aid for the Philippines’ campaign in the Winter Olympics. More than 200,000 homes and businesses in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia reported power outages, according to PowerOutage. The Philippines has only one athlete vying in the Winter Olympics, Filipino-American alpine skier Asa Miller. The new locally transmitted cases were in Henan, Tianjin, Guangdong, Shaanxi and Zhejiang. The organizers of the Winter Olympics require the participating countries to send at least a six-member delegation to accompany athletes like Miller, who will vie in the men’s slalom and giant slalom events. In North Carolina, where some regions saw record snowfalls, two people died Sunday when they lost control of their car in Raleigh. Miller will be accompanied by Chef de Mission Bones Floro, Philippine Ski and Snowboard Federation President Jim Palomar Apelar, Covid-19 liaison officer Nikki Cheng, athlete and administrative officer Dave Carter, athlete welfare officer Jobert Yu and Asa’s coach Will Gregorak. Residents have also been urged in recent weeks not to leave the city for the upcoming Spring Festival holiday.

“We are very grateful for the generous support of the POC and PSC in spite of this very difficult time,” Floro said. The storm made its way through the Mid-Atlantic region toward New England on Sunday night, bringing snow that is expected to change to ice, sleet and eventually rain, the National Weather Service said. Despite stringent controls, state media reported on Saturday that Beijing had detected an infection in a person working in the city’s Haidian district. “It is our hope that our continuous participation in sporting events bring some hope and national pride to our countrymen.” Floro will be flying to Beijing on January 27 while the rest of the delegation will follow on January 28. The inclement weather hits just as Ontario schools were set to reopen for in-person classes on Monday after the winter break was extended because of the highly contagious Omicron coronavirus variant. They are expected back on February 18. Authorities have warned that Omicron adds to the increased risk of COVID-19 transmission as more people return to China from overseas for the Lunar New Year holiday. The slalom races are set from February 13 to 16 at the Xiaohaituo Alpine Skiing Field in Yanqing, China. American Airlines Group Inc saw more than 660 flight cancellations. Businesses including beauty salons, card rooms, gyms and cinemas were ordered to close on Thursday, with officials announcing the suspension of public bus routes in parts of the city.

The 21-year old Miller qualified for the Winter Olympics in November. He will represent the Philippines in the quadrennial meet for the second consecutive time. American Airlines said it is allowing customers affected by the weather to rebook flights without a fee. He said 14 provincial areas in China had found the Omicron variant in infected individuals arriving from overseas. He first represented the country in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea along with figure skater Michael Martinez. He met the minimum standard qualification set in the slalom and giant slalom events for the Winter Olympics for surpassing the International Skiing Federation (FIS) 160-point threshold. This was a long weekend for most people in the United States as Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. /bmjo . There were no new deaths, leaving the death toll at 4,636. He warned that regions that had not yet seen outbreaks "must not relax" their prevention measures and "strengthen risk auditing.