The Philippines National Women basketball team, the Gilas Pilipinas, is looking for approval to begin training for the 2022 SEA Games.
Coach Patrick Aquino told media sources that the team has already written a letter to the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) requesting guidelines for resuming practice in the coming weeks. Aquino also stated that they are ready to begin training soon in preparation for the upcoming Olympic-style games.
Both the coach and team hope they do not have to return to a bubble-style practice facility but are willing to do whatever is needed to begin training. The Pilipinas Men’s team is currently practicing in a bubble environment at the Moro Lorenzo Sports Center in Quezon City.
There is no word on when training for the 2022 SEA games will begin for the team. The Pilipinas Women’s team is looking to defend their pair of gold medals from the 2019 SEA games, where they won both the 5×5 and 3×3 basketball events.
2022 SEA Games
Due to health concerns, the 2022 SEA Games are slated to begin May 12th in Hanoi, Vietnam, after being rescheduled last year. There will be 526 events in 40 sports played at this year’s SEA Games. The following Southeast Asia countries are planning on participating in this year’s competition:
- East Timor
Most of the games played at the 2022 SEA Games are Olympic sports. The following games will make up the 526 events
- Diving (8)
- 3×3 Basketball
- Mountain biking
- Road cycling
- Beach soccer
- Beach handball
- Indoor handball
- Pencak silat
- Sepak takraw
- Table tennis
- Beach volleyball
- Indoor volleyball
Betting On Philippine Sports
Betting on Philippine sports is achieved using online sportsbooks that offer odds for competitive events. No national gambling laws forbid residents from betting online if the sportsbook is located outside of the country.
International sportsbooks often overlook betting on the SEA games; however, BetOnline typically offers odds on SEA events when the competition is in progress.