RIO DE JANEIRO - Almost a year after the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, Brazilian organizers are asking for help from the International Olympic Committee to satisfy creditors who are still owed about 130 million reals (US$40 million).Mario Andrada, a spokesman for ...
Jul 6, 2017
RIO DE JANEIRO - An analysis by The Associated Press shows that the cost of putting on last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics was US$13.1 billion, paid for with a mix of public and private money.Officials of Brazil&# ...
Jun 15, 2017
THE cream of the crop of Philippine sports in the past year take centerstage when the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) holds its Annual Awards Night presented by San Miguel and MILO at the LE PAVILLON in Pasay City on Monday.Hidilyn Diaz, ...
Feb 12, 2017
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HIDILYN Diaz has joined the growing clamor to preserve the iconic Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in the wake of plans to sell and turn the vast property into a modern commercial center.The 25-year-old silver medalist in the Rio De ...
Feb 10, 2017
In an age where athletes' fame and influence hit new heights thanks to social media, and often let it go to their heads, you can't find a kinder, genuinely humble sports heroine than Hidilyn Diaz. A rare breed, indeed. ...
Feb 5, 2017
RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio de Janeiro's famed Maracana stadium is without power after a dispute over unpaid electricity bills.Electric utility company Light said in a statement that power was cut on Thursday at the stadium (Friday, Manila time), which ...
Jan 27, 2017
RIO DE JANEIRO - An Iranian cyclist died after crashing in a road race at the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time).He was Bahman Golbarnezhad, aged 48, the International Paralympics Committee said.It said he received emergency treatment on ...
Sep 18, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - The Paralympic Games opened on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) with 4,350 athletes demonstrating first-hand their creed: "The heart knows no limits; everybody has a heart."Wheelchair daredevil Aaron Wheelz showed the spirit in the opening act.As ...
Sep 8, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - With the Rio Paralympics set to begin on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time), organizers say ticket sales have jumped from around 200,000 to 1.6 million, and a spirit of optimism now pervades the cash-strapped event."It' ...
Sep 7, 2016
PARALYMPIC swimmer Ernie Gawilan's excitement turned into sadness hours after arriving in Rio de Janeiro on Friday for the Paralympic Games upon learning through his social media news feed about the bombing in downtown Davao City that killed 14 people ...
Sep 5, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil and the world bid farewell on Sunday (Monday, Manila time) to the first Olympic Games in South America, a 16-day spectacle that combined numerous highlight reel moments with ugly and even bizarre episodes that sometimes overshadowed the ...
Aug 22, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei beat two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China, 21-15, 11-21, 22-20, in Olympic Badminton on Friday, avenging his last two losses to Lin in the Olympic finals.Both men ...
Aug 19, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Australia moved closer to its first Olympic medal in men's basketball by clobbering long-time nemesis Lithuania, 90-64, on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) in the quarterfinals.Patty Mills scored 24 points and Matthew Dellavedova 15 for ...
Aug 18, 2016
LOS ANGELES - Ellen DeGeneres says she's not racist after receiving backlash on social media for posting an edited photo of herself riding on the back of Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt.The talk show host said on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) ...
Aug 17, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Written in Portuguese on one wall above center court at Carioca Arena is the phrase "Um mundo novo." Translation: A new world.It didn't seem that way in men's basketball to start the Rio Games, ...
Aug 13, 2016
PRESIDENT Duterte has thrown in an P2 million incentive for Hidilyn Diaz for winning a silver medal in the weightlifting competitions of the Rio De Janeiro Olympics.Duterte announced the additional incentives during a courtesy call by Diaz in Davao City.With ...
Aug 11, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Michael Phelps has claimed the 21st gold medal of his career, anchoring the United States to a dominating victory in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time).About an hour after winning gold medal No. 20 ...
Aug 10, 2016
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte echoed the sentiments of a grateful nation over Olympic heroine Hidilyn Diaz's silver medal in the Rio de Janeiro Games, saying he looks forward to honoring her when she comes home."Saludo ako sa iyo," Duterte said ...
Aug 9, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - The Olympic Council of Ireland is investigating why tickets allocated to the organization were found in the possession of two men arrested by Rio de Janeiro police investigating the illegal sales of Olympic tickets.Kevin James Mallon, one of ...
Aug 9, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - The country's best hope for an Olympic gold was gone too soon.Light-flyweight Rogen Ladon found himself outpunched and outworked by Yurbejen Herney Martinez of Colombia in an action-packed fight in the 48-kg class of ...
Aug 8, 2016
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