PHILIPPINE Sports Commission Chairman Richie Garcia was appointed Chief of Mission of the Philippine Delegation to the 17th Asian Games to be held on September 19 to October 4, 2014 in Incheon, South Korea.
Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) Secretary-General Steve Hontiveros, who relayed the appointment by POC head Jose Cojuangco dated August 29, said that the designation came early to give the Philippines ample time to prepare.
“I think, the appointment of Chairman Garcia came ahead of time because POC Pß?resident Jose Cojuangco wanted to start the preparations early,” said Hontiveros.
Garcia, 67, said that he intended to form the secretariat as early as possible and will ask all the national sports associations to identify which athletes to send to the Asian Games. The meet will be participated in by at least 45 countries including North Korea.