SEAG-Bound bets told to train hard
By: Nick Giongco (Manila Bulletin)

Myanmar Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) chief of mission Jeff Tamayo yesterday issued a caution to the 152 athletes who have secured their spots on the Philippine delegation to the SEAG, warning them that the Philippine Olympic Committee might remove them if they fail to maintain their form.

The SEAG is set Dec. 11 to 22 and Tamayo said POC president Jose ‘Peping’ Cojuangco met with Tamayo and Philippine Sports Commission chairman Richie Garcia to get updates about the athletes’ preparation.

Tamayo said that it will be very important for the selected athletes to keep on working hard since the SEAG is less than three months away.

“The athletes might think that they no longer have to train hard because they’ve been chosen,” said Tamayo.

If they continue to think that way, Tamayo said that the POC will not have second thoughts taking them off the list.

“We want athletes who have good chances of winning,” said Tamayo. “Remember, we are still guided by the idea of sending a lean and mean delegation.”