The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) is considering consolidating its sports calendar to create more comprehensive grassroots programs to produce more competitive world-class athletes.
PSC Chairman Richard Bachmann told reporters that a consolidated calendar would avoid duplications and allow the agency to prepare better for the future of sports in the Philippines. Bachmann said, “We have to continue to cultivate the grassroots to feed the elite level of fresh talents.”
Over the last few weeks, Bachmann has been visiting sports facilities overseen by the PSC and other essential training facilities for national athletes. The PSC recently announced that they would upgrade facilities and add satellite offices nationwide to supervise grassroots programs.
Does The PSC Regulate Gambling On Sports?
No, the Philippine Sports Commission oversees national athletes and the programs designed to develop athletes for the national teams. PAGCOR, for the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation, oversees all gambling activities in the Philippines, from betting on eSports to traditional sports betting like basketball, football, and more.
How Can You Bet On National Athletes From The Philippines?
You will have to bet on national athletes in individual competitions at the SEA Games, Asia Games, or the Olympics. These gaming contests only come around every couple of years, and domestic sports betting locations typically do not offer odds on national events.
Your best bet would be to sign up at one of the legal PH online sports betting sites and see what competition is producing odds. Regarding national games and contests, online sportsbooks offer many odds, but they are hand-picked, and you can only sometimes find the match for which you would like to bet.
Will Philippine Athletes Compete At The 2024 Paris Olympics?
The Philippines will compete at the 2024 Paris Olympics, but how many athletes will make the trip is still being determined. In 2020 the Philippines sent 19 athletes to the Tokyo Olympics, where they won four medals and their first-ever Olympic gold medal. Below is a list of medal winners for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Hidilyn Diaz, weightlifting, women’s 55kg
Nesthy Petecio, boxing, women’s feather
Carlo Paalam, boxing, men’s flyweight
Eumir Marcial, boxing, men’s middle