National athletes in gymnastics will be training in a new venue soon.
Gymnastics Association of the Philippines president Cynthia Carrion-Norton said they have found another suitable place for members of the national pool so they can prepare for the 31st Southeast Asian Games.
A spacious area in Intramuros, Manila is now being prepared to accommodate the training of members of the national team by December.
“We have this beautiful place in Intramuros. It will be open by December,” said Norton.
For now, Club Gymnastica in Pasig City is hosting the ongoing physical activities of the national pool.
Since last year, the GAP had to move out of its usual venue at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Vito Cruz, Manila after the government tapped facilities that are under the care of the Philippine Sports Commission as quarantine areas for COVID-19 patients.
With government restrictions easing this month, many places inside the RMSC in the City of Manila and the Philsports Complex in Pasig City can be utilized by a limited number of athletes for training by Jan. 10.
As for the national training camp in Baguio, only two groups of national athletes can be accommodated.
Approval from the Department of Health and the Interagency Task Force for the Management of Infectious Diseases paved the way for the PSC board’s decision to allow national athletes to return to these places. Peter Atencio