Crucial gab for Tokyo

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    THE different national sports associations hoping to qualify athletes to this year’s Tokyo Olympics will present their plans, programs and expectations before chef-de-mission and Philippine Football Federation president Mariano Araneta today.

    The Tokyo Olympics qualifying conference will be held at the PSC conference room of the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex. As many as 25 NSAs are expected to be represented.

    Mark Velasco, training director of the PSC Sports Institute, told yesterday’s Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum at the Amelie Hotel Manila that Philippine Sports Commission chairman William Ramirez and his four commissioners, and Philippine Olympic Committee president Rep. Abraham Tolentino and chairman Steve Hontiveros, will be there to listen to the NSA officials.

    “They (NSAs) will present their Olympic programs. It will be a very crucial meeting,” said Velasco in the forum presented by San Miguel Corp., Braska Restaurant, Amelie Hotel and PAGCOR.