City vies as magnet for sports tourism

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ILOILO CITY: Aside from hosting the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in September and October this year, the city government is also working towards making Iloilo a haven for sports tourism, with national and international tournaments held every quarter. Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said the sporting events include the international dragon boat competition along the Iloilo River and the Asia Pacific Taekwondo Invitational Championship, which starts on Feb.ruary 23. The city is also working on organizing a football and a triathlon competition here. Mabilog said the taekwondo tournament will be participated in fighters from South Korea, Japan, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Mongolia, Philippines and the United States.

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