PSC national summit tackles sports and coronavirus

THE pressing concern involving the coronavirus will be the focus of the eighth session of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) online national summit on Thursday, March 25.

International orthopedist and sports medicine Dr. Randolph Molo will lead the lecture-forum centering on how stakeholders can operate in a safe environment amid prevailing conditions brought about by the pandemic.

Dr. Molo, the current head of the PSC’s Medical Scientific Athletes Services Unit and an International Football Medicine and Doping Panel member of the FIFA and Asian Football Confederation (AFC), has overseen many programs, including current training “bubbles” of some national athletes.

He is to share valuable lessons and guides on how one can function and do sports despite the challenging times. The topic on sports and the coronavirus will be the latest featured in the three-phased national sports summit since it started in January.

Originally scheduled last year, the 2021 PSC national sports summit has been readjusted.

It aims to take insights of different sports stakeholders and use them as foundations in crafting a sustainable and workable short to long-term plan for Philippine sports.

The PSC said all data gathered from the summit will be processed and studied to create a new set of resolutions to be presented to sports leaders for action. — Michael Angelo S. Murillo