TOKYO - Team Philippines counted down the final hours leading up to the Tokyo Olympics growing in confidence by the day, raising hope for the country's first multi-medal finish in almost a century in the history of the quadrennial conclave. ...
3 days ago
A MEMBER of the Philippine delegation to the Tokyo Olympics has tested positive for COVID-19.Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Bambol Tolentino identified the positive case as a sports official and not among the 19 Filipino athletes who will be seeing ...
Jul 17, 2021
TEAM Philippines hopes lightning does strike twice.After renewing its partnership with Asics as official outfitter, Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) President Abraham 'Bambol' Tolentino is keeping his fingers crossed the collaboration will result in the country winning its first-ever gold medal ...
Jul 10, 2021
THE 30th Southeast Asian Games will be deferred for next year after Vietnam decided to postpone its hosting of the biennial meet.The formal announcement was made on Thursday after a virtual SEA Games Federation Council meeting attended by Philippine Olympic Committee ( ...
Jul 8, 2021
EFFORTS and achievements of the country's rare breed of athletes who carried the national colors in the Olympics will now be forever immortalized in digital form.The Philippine Olympians Association (POA) launched the 'Living Archive of Olympians PH' website recently in ...
Jul 3, 2021
IT's no longer just the national athletes bound for the Tokyo Olympics and Southeast Asian Games who will be vaccinated for COVID-19.Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Abraham 'Bambol' Tolentino hailed the government's approval through Deputy chief ...
May 31, 2021
PHILIPPINE Olympic Committee (POC) president Abraham 'Bambol' Tolentino called for a ceasefire between Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP) officials and top medal hope Eumir Marcial with less than two months before the Olympics fire off in the Japanese capital ...
May 25, 2021
DESPITE these trying times, Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Abraham "Bambol" Tolentino urged the athletes to stay the course and continue fighting for the country.Tolentino was the recipient of the President's Award on Saturday's SMC-PSA Awards ...
Mar 28, 2021
THE Philippine Olympic Committee (POC)-upon a relentless request from the International Volleyball Federation-will supervise elections for the national sports association for volleyball later this month.POC President Rep. Abraham "Bambol" Tolentino said the POC will be hands-on in the ...
Jan 12, 2021
A permanent working place for the Philippine Olympic Committee is one of the priorities of Abraham 'Bambol' Tolentino as he begins the first of his four-year full term as head of the country's Olympic body.The 56-year-old Tolentino ...
Jan 5, 2021
ABRAHAM 'Bambol' Tolentino was re-elected president of the Integrated Cycling Federation of the Philippines (PhilCycling) on Tuesday and immediately vowed to stage the national championships for road, mountain bike and BMX in 2021-with or without a vaccine against Covid-19. ...
Dec 29, 2020
PHILIPPINE Olympic Committee (POC) president Abraham 'Bambol' Tolentino said his new administration will now focus on the coming Tokyo Olympics next year after getting a fresh mandate in Friday's elections.Tolentino defeated Clint Arañas of archery, 30-22, during Friday' ...
Nov 30, 2020
WITH next year's Tokyo Games being trumpeted as the country's best chance to win its first-ever Olympic gold, Deputy Speaker Mikee Romero (1Pacman Partylist) on Monday called on all sports leaders and major stakeholders to give newly-elected Philippine ...
Nov 30, 2020
ABRAHAM 'Bambol' Tolentino got a fresh four-year mandate as presidenf of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) by beating Clint Aranas in elections held on Friday at the East Ocean Palace Restaurant in Manila.Tolentino beat Aranas, 30-22, in ...
Nov 27, 2020
MONTHLY allowances of national athletes and coaches that were slashed in half since July because of the Covid-19 pandemic are expected to revert to 100 percent starting next week, according to Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Rep. Abraham "Bambol" Tolentino.Tolentino ...
Nov 5, 2020
CAVITE Rep. Abraham Tolentino and Jesus Clint Aranas are the candidates for president of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) which will hold its elections on November 27.The list of candidates was formalized on Saturday by election committee chairman Teodoro Kalaw IV ...
Oct 31, 2020
ABRAHAM 'Bambol' Tolentino will run for another term as Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president in the elections in November.Tolentino made the announcement during Tuesday's Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum via video conference.Tolentino also announced two members of his ticket with ...
Sep 22, 2020
POC President Abraham "Bambol" Tolentino announced Monday that the reinstatement of the monthly allowances of all national athletes and coaches was included in the Bayanihan 2 proposal which has already been approved by the House of Representatives.It will be recalled that ...
Aug 10, 2020
THIS battle is one for the ages or, maybe, for the ageing. On one side is a group of all men, all under 70 years old, pitted against another group of mainly men with one woman, all over 70 years old. The ...
Jul 23, 2020
PHILIPPINE Olympic Committee (POC) president Abraham 'Bambol' Tolentino vowed to help regain the slashed allowances of national athletes which had been restructured earlier to help the country's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.Tolentino said he will exhaust all means in ...
Jun 22, 2020
NATIONAL athletes, especially those in Olympic sports, will be given bicycles by the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) for use in their daily training.POC chief Abraham 'Bambol' Tolentino made the pledge in the light of bikes becoming the safest mode of transportation ...
May 21, 2020
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