Coach Chot planning with caution in forming Gilas team for World Cup, Asiad

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2023 00:06:32 +0000

By REYNALD MAGALLON Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes is planning with caution when it comes to the formation of the national team for the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China in September. The veteran mentor said that nothing’s cast in stone when it comes to the composition of Gilas for the continental meet even […]

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PBA extends help to Gilas up until Asian Games

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2023 20:59:57 +0000

By REYNALD MAGALLON The PBA is extending its help to Gilas Pilipinas even after the FIBA 2023 World Cup. The Board of Governors has already approved an October opening for the league’s 48th Season to allow national team head coach Chot Reyes to continue to utilize PBA players for the 19th Asian Games set in […]

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Yulo to compete in SEAG, but not in Asiad

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2023 09:45:26 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA World champion gymnast Carlos Yulo will skip the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China due to a conflict of schedule with one of the qualifiers for the 2024 Paris Olympics. Gymnastics Association of the Philippines (GAP) President Cynthia Carrion said Yulo will focus on competing in the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Antwerp, […]

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PH athletes, CDMs brace for busy year – Tolentino

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2023 09:39:15 +0000

Filipino athletes will be busy competing in over 57 days of action in five major international competitions — four regional and one world—this year. And so are the chiefs of mission—baseball’s Chito Loyzaga, fencing and pentathlon’s Rep. Richard Gomez, surfing’s Dr. Jose Raul “George” Canlas, wrestling’s Alvin Aguilar and karate’s Ricky Lim. “That’s how busy […]

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POC bracing for busiest sports calendar

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2023 09:28:27 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) is all geared up for what it considered as the “busiest year in PH sports” with several major international competitions, as well as tournament hosting responsibilities lined up this year. POC President Bambol Tolentino said they are hands-on with the preparations of these competitions starting with the […]

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Asian Winter Games in the desert? Rich Saudi: Yes, it’s possible

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 04 Oct 2022 08:55:45 +0000

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AFP) – Saudi Arabia was chosen on Tuesday to host the 2029 Asian Winter Games at a $500 billion futuristic megacity in the desert that planners say will feature a year-round winter sports complex.  “The deserts and mountains of Saudi Arabia will soon be a playground for winter sports,” the Olympic Council […]

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Eala vows equal support to para athletes, modernize Gintong Alay programs

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 05 Sep 2022 05:36:47 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA New Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman Noli Eala vowed to continue the programs started by his predecessor, Butch Ramirez, that saw the Filipino athletes produce breakthrough wins, including winning the country’s first Olympic gold medal. “I am a firm believer of continuity of programs particularly of those that have been gainful and […]

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PSC seeks P546-M budget for 9 major events for 2023

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2022 09:32:45 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA The Philippine Sports Commission has proposed a total budget of over P546 million to the Department of Budget and Management for five of the nine major sporting events that national athletes would be taking part next year. The bulk of the proposed budget, amounting to P250 million, will be allotted for the […]

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De Vega, former track queen, laid to rest in Meycauayan

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2022 05:31:50 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Sports icon Lydia de Vega-Mercado was laid to rest Wednesday in Meycauayan, Bulacan a week after she succumbed to breast cancer. Family and friends attended the funeral of two-time Asian sprint queen from St. Francis of Assisi Parish also in Meycauayan before being brought to Meycauayan Memorial Park (Pandayan). De Vega-Mercado battled […]

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POC to immortalize Lydia de Vega in museum 

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2022 04:14:28 +0000

The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) will immortalize the late Asian Sprint Queen Lydia de Vega at the soon-to-rise POC Museum at the New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac. POC President and Tagaytay Mayor Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino made the promise to De Vega’s daughter, Stephanie Mercado-Koenigswarter, and mother Mary when he visited De Vega’s wake at […]

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