Diaz, 3 other Tokyo Games heroes to be feted at Malacañang

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2021 05:53:52 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Filipino medalists to the Tokyo Olympics will pay a courtesy call on President Duterte at the Malacañang on Monday, Aug. 23, following their stellar showing at the Games. Hidilyn Diaz, the country’s first Olympic gold winner, will lead a small group that will meet Duterte for the first time since competing in […]

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Onyok to PH medalists: Keep the fire burning

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2021 07:01:57 +0000

By JONAS TERRADO Mansueto “Onyok” Velasco has challenged Hidilyn Diaz, Nesthy Petecio, Carlo Paalam and Eumir Marcial to keep the fire burning even after going home with medals in the recent Tokyo Olympics. The silver medalist in the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta said the success that resulted in a boat-load of incentives from the […]

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Gilas still at No. 31 in FIBA rankings; US remains No. 1

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2021 07:48:32 +0000

By JONAS TERRADO The Philippines remained at No. 31 in the latest world rankings released by FIBA following the conclusion of the Tokyo Olympics. With 322.8 points, Gilas Pilipinas also kept its hold on being the sixth-best team in Asia, behind world No. 3 and Olympic bronze medalist Australia (690.5), No. 22 Iran (43.8.3), No. […]

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PSC, POC bosses cite benefits of sports science to athletes

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2021 08:07:22 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman Butch Ramirez and Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) President Bambol Tolentino cited the importance of investing on cutting-edge sports science to sustain the country’s successful stint in the Tokyo Olympics. Ramirez said having a solid sports science program and technology is beneficial not only for elite athletes but […]

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POC chief sees multi-medal finish for Team Philippines

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2021 22:32:14 +0000

BY TITO S. TALAO TOKYO — Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) President Bambol Tolentino arrived here Wednesday afternoon, two days before the opening of the 2020 Olympic Games, and spoke of a milestone prospect — another multi-medal performance in the quadrennial global sports meet. Eighty-nine years after it first happened. “Yes, multi-medal na yan, and I […]

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POC chief turns over Team PH’s entry by numbers to PSC chairman

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2021 04:49:10 +0000

POC President Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino (right) turns over to Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William Ramirez the country’s entry by numbers for the Vietnam 31st Southeast Asian Games. Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) President Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino turned over to Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William Ramirez on Friday documents containing Team Philippines’ entry by […]

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POC charter change grinds to a halt

Credit to Author: Josef T. Ramos, TMT| Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2020 18:29:59 +0000

PROPOSED changes to the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) charter, namely the age cap on top positions as well as the abolition of the chairman position and retention of the immediate past president post (IPP), ground to halt in the special executive board meeting on Friday morning. “Since we could not come to an agreement, the […]

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31st SEA Games slashed down to 36 sports

Credit to Author: Josef T. Ramos, TMT| Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2020 16:55:00 +0000

PHILIPPINE Olympic Committee (POC) President Abraham Tolentino disclosed to The Manila Times on Sunday morning that merely 36 sports have been proposed to be played at the biennial Southeast Asian (SEA) Games  in Vietnam in 2021 due to the dangers of the pandemic. This was discussed when the POC president attended the first online SEA Games […]

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POC urges PSC to restore athlete, coach allowances to 100%

Credit to Author: Josef T. Ramos, TMT| Date: Sun, 31 May 2020 16:21:01 +0000

PHILIPPINE Olympic Committee (POC) President Abraham Tolentino urges the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) to find ways to bring the allowances of all national athletes and coaches back to 100 percent. In response to the PSC’s latest move, he encouraged the PSC to realign budgets or dip into any savings funds to provide much-needed support for athletes and coaches through the various […]

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POC hands out bikes to natl athletes

Credit to Author: Josef T. Ramos, TMT| Date: Wed, 20 May 2020 23:38:08 +0000

PHILIPPINE Olympic Committee (POC) chief and PhilCycling President Abraham Tolentino said the POC will be handing out free bicycles to national athletes under the Olympic program during the period of pandemic. Tolentino said the POC would initially provide 100 bicycle units after the board approves the helpful gesture. The bikes will be utilized by the […]

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