The High Price Of Raising An Olympian


Money, Money, Money is the number One problem of our Philippine Sports in developing or raising an Olympian which is absolutely true to other athletes of other countries. Funding is translated for the payment of the Coaches, Clothing/Athletic Apparel, Housing or Accommodation, Food & Nutrition, Travel & Exposures to International Games, Insurance & Medical Needs, Family Support (if the athlete has a wife & kids), Sport Facility Fees and Membership to Fitness Clubs/Gyms, and Sports Biomechanics and Sports Psychology Support.

I have yet to find out a news article that says how much did the PSC or POC or the National Sports Associations spent for each of the 15 Filipino Olympians to the 2008 Beijing Olympics during their training and preparation for the 2008 Bejing Olympics. If not, maybe, asking how much our swimmer Miguel Molina spent for his training for the 2008 Olympics out of his family financial resources. Continue reading