Velasco to close PSC sports summit


PHILIPPINE Sports Commission (PSC) Chief of Staff and National Sports Summit Project Director Marc Edward Velasco will talk about the PSC’s role in the 25th and final session of the online National Sports Summit 2021 on Wednesday.

“We’re now down to our final session and with that, we want to give our participants, our partners in developing sports programs in the country, a chance to see what the PSC does in the whole scheme of things in the sports community,” PSC Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez said.

Ramirez and Velasco provided government’s representation in Tokyo where they witnessed weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz win the country’s first Olympic gold medal and boxers Nesthy Petecio and Carlo Paalam bag silvers and Eumir Felix Marcial clinch a bronze.

Ramirez said that it is important for stakeholders to fully understand the role and mandate of the PSC and its board.

Velasco is also the National Training Director of the Philippine Sports Institute, the PSC’s dynamic arm for sports science and high-performance training.

From 2004-008, Velasco headed the Strength and Conditioning Unit of the PSC’s Philippine Center for Sports Medicine now called the Medical Scientific Athletes Services Unit. He also served as a strength and conditioning coach and Consultant at the Hong Kong Sports Institute from 2008-2013 and Hong Kong Rugby Union in 2015 and 2016.

Velasco was also part of the team behind Hong Kong cyclist Lee Wai Sze, who clinched a bronze medal in women’s sprint at the London 2012 Olympics.

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