The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) partnered with Asics for the country's Tokyo 2020 Olympic delegation's official apparel and footwear.
POC president Abraham "Bambol" Tolentino announced the partnership on Wednesday, July 7, as Asics is set to provide the tracksuits, training and competition wear, as well as the accessories for the Filipino Tokyo 2020 Olympians.
According to Sonak Corporation's Kabir Buxani, the athletes will be receiving one of each red and blue colorway for the apparel.
"We've sponsored all of the delegates with full attire and apparel to be used for their training and actual competition. We provided caps, jacket, shirts, pants, socks, shoes," said Buxani.
The Filipino athletes will sport the brand during the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as in their events from July 23 to August 8 in Tokyo, Japan.
The country will be sending a total of 19 athletes as the Philippines continues its quest for a first Olympic gold medal.
Asics also sponsored the country in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games where the host Philippines emerged as the overall champion with 149 gold medals. – Rappler.com
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