ALL 13 Filipino Olympians who represented the country in the recent 2016 Rio Games got a financial bonus from the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) on Wednesday.Sports commissioner Celia Kiram disclosed the granting of the monetary benefit amounting to P50,000 each ...
Oct 5, 2016
UNLESS a surprise candidate comes out of the blue in the next few weeks, it appears Jose 'Peping' Cojuangco is on track to earning another term as Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president.Less than two months before the country's Olympic body ...
Sep 22, 2016
RIO Olympics bronze medalist and 2014 US Open runner-up Kei Nishikori has avoided what would have been his fourth first-round exit in his past six appearances at Flushing Meadows.Nishikori, who earned Japan's first Olympic tennis medal since ...
Aug 31, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - More than track icon Usain Bolt, trackster Eric Cray got a lot of high seeing and having his picture taken with NBA superstar Kevin Durant during his stint in the XXXI Olympiad here.The country's entry in the ...
Aug 21, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Even athletes can't help but be a fan once in a while.Swimming great Michael Phelps and the US men's basketball team top the list of personalities taekwondo jin Kirstie Alora is looking forward to see and ...
Aug 16, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Marestella Torres-Sunang is saving her best for last.On the eve of her final Olympic stint, the 35-year-old Filipina long jumper is looking to finally break through in her third and final appearance in the Summer ...
Aug 16, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Miguel Tabuena may not have achieved the desired result in his first ever Olympic stint, but that doused his desire to bring honor to the country in future Olympiads.The 21-year-old Tabuena submitted his best round on ...
Aug 15, 2016
TWO Filipino swimmers once beat new world swimming sensation Joseph Schooling back in their age-group days.National swimmers Gabe Castelo and John Resty Rellama submitted a better time than Singapore's first ever Olympic gold medalist during the finals of the ...
Aug 15, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - All Marvin Delfin wanted was to fulfill his dream of being in the Olympics, so much so that he spent his own money to become a medical volunteer from the Philippines and be part of the XXXI Rio Games. ...
Aug 13, 2016
THE MVP Sports Foundation is looking beyond monetary consideration as a form of reward for the silver medal of weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz in the Rio Olympics.MVP Foundation president Al Panlilio said the institution, which provides monetary and logistical support to a ...
Aug 11, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - The lady who just ended the Philippines' 20-year Olympic medal drought rallied behind the rest of the Filipino athletes still in contention for the XXXI Olympiad here.Silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz of weightlifting urged fellow Olympians who have ...
Aug 9, 2016
SENSING a new leadership is needed in the Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (Abap) following another disappointing showing in the Rio Olympics, Ricky Vargas said he is ready to step down as president as he called for an immediate election. ...
Aug 9, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Called it a bad case of Olympic jitters.Rogen Ladon admitted being overwhelmed in his first fight in the Rio Olympiad that led to a unanimous decision loss to Yurbejen Martinez of Colombia on Sunday (Monday night, Manila time). ...
Aug 9, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Nestor Colonia dropped out of the weightlifting competitions of the XXXI Olympiad here after failing ti register a lift in the clean and jerk on Sunday (Monday, Manila time) at the Riocentro Pavilion 2.Colonia wasn't able to ...
Aug 8, 2016
FOR winning the country's first Olympic medal in the last 20 years, Hidilyn Diaz expectedly became a trending topic on Twitter early Monday morning.The name of the Filipina lifter quickly trended on social media just minutes after she won the ...
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Aug 8, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Hidilyn Diaz broke a 20-year medal drought for the Philippines after winning the silver medal Sunday night (Monday morning, Manila time) in the weightlifting competitions of the XXXI Olympiad.Diaz lifted a total of 200 kilograms to finish ...
Aug 8, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Charly Suarez promptly accepted his fate in his first ever Olympics, although deep in his heart, the Filipino lightweight believes he won over Joe Cordina in their 60 kg. bout on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) at the Riocentro Convention ...
Aug 7, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - The Philippines lost one of its best bets for a medal in the XXXI Olympiad as Charly Suarez went down against Joe Cordina of Great Britain by split decision Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time) at the Riocentro Convention Center ...
Aug 7, 2016
SPORTS Illustrated finally came out with its highly-awaited medal predictions on all sports for the 2016 Rio Olympics.To no one's surprise, no one among the Filipino athletes, including best bets Rogen Ladon and Charly Suarez, made it to ...
Aug 6, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Charly Suarez gets going the Philippine boxing team's quest for an Olympic medal as he plunges into action on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) against Joseph Cordina of Great Britain at the Riocentro Convention Center here.Suarez is making ...
Aug 6, 2016
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