PSC to form Asian Games secretariat

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After a dismal performance in the latest edition of the Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar, Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman Richie Garcia believes the country will perform well in the 17th Asian Games scheduled on September 19 to October 4 in Incheon South Korea.

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“I don’t think we’re going home without any gold medals when the Asian Games end,” said Garcia, noting the Filipinos’ strength in combat sports like boxing and wushu as well as in billiards and bowling.

Garcia, who was assigned by the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) as the country’s chief of mission for the quadrennial meet, said he would form the secretariat for the Asian Games next week.

“The selection of athletes for Asian Games will start soon and the PSC will do its best to support them financially,” he added.

In the Asian Games in Guangzhou, China in 2010, the country won three gold medals courtesy of boxer Rey Saludar, cue master Dennis Orcollo and bowler Biboy Rivera as well as four silver and nine bronze medals.

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