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Philippine Football Federation chief Nonong Araneta during the POC general assembly at Diamond Hotel in Manila. Photo: George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

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Philippines appoints CDM for Tokyo 2020

Date : 14 Aug 2019

Manila, Philippines, August 14, 2019: Football chief Nonong Araneta has been named as the Philippines' chef de mission for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, reports ABS-CBN News.

His appointment was announced during the Philippine Olympic Committee’s first general assembly since Cavite Rep. Bambol Tolentino’s election as its new president.

“I’ll do my best to help the team and hopefully we can have a good performance in Tokyo,” said Araneta.

Araneta said he had been informed about his appointment on Tuesday morning.

He is scheduled to fly to Tokyo next week to attend the assembly of all CDMs.

Tolentino said they decided to choose Araneta since his sport, football, was not involved in the Tokyo Olympics.

Meanwhile, there will be a tripartite signing between the POC, Philippine Sports Commission and Philippine SEA Games Organising Committee (PHISGOC) regarding the 2019 SEA Games on Wednesday.

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