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Filipino speed skater bags spot in 2020 Winter Youth Olympics

By June Navarro/inquirer.net – Speed skater Julian Macaraeg has made history as the country’s first participant in the Winter Youth Olympic Games. The 14-year-old from New York secured a spot in the 2020 Winter YOG in Lausanne, Switzerland with a performance to remember in the ISU Junior World Short Read more »

Pinoy gymnast Carlo Yulo earns historic qualification in worlds

By ABS-CBN – Eighteen year-old Filipino gymnast Carlos Yulo continues to make waves in the Federation International de Gymnastique (FIG) World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Yulo has qualified for the event’s Individual All Around Final, and is the first Filipino to ever do so, according to GAP (Gymnastic Read more »

Finding a way to bring the NBA to the Philippines

via ESPN.com – Valenzuela City, Philippines, is a world away from TD Garden, home of the Boston Celtics. But a Celtics fan walking into The Shamrock Garden would feel right at home. The Shamrock Garden in Barangay Ugong is one of several NBA-inspired basketball courts scattered across a number of Read more »

First Filipino table tennis Olympian Ian “Yanyan” Lariba dies at 23

By Chuck Araneta/espn.com – Ian “Yanyan” Lariba, a Filipino athlete who represented the country at the 2016 Olympics in Rio passed away after a lengthy battle with leukemia. The Twitter account of the Philippine Sports Commission broke the news. She was 23. Born in Cagayan De Oro on October 13, Read more »

Skateboarder Margielyn Didal wins 4th gold for Philippines

By Nelson Beltran/The Philippine Star – In a few rides, she learned to skate. And in the first staging of skateboarding at the Asian Games, Margielyn Didal wowed everybody with a golden performance. The 19-year-old Cebuana proved as good as advertised, outperforming seven rivals in a showdown in the women’s Read more »

Asian Games gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz receives Air Force promotion

By Pauline Verzosa/CNN Philippines – Hidilyn Diaz was promoted by the Philippine Air Force as a sergeant after giving pride and honor to the country in the 2018 Asian Games. The Air Force gave Diaz a hero’s welcome on Wednesday, exactly a week since she carried 207 kg to bag Read more »