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‘Pinoy Olympians still heroes despite poor show’

Despite crashing out of their respective events in the recently capped Beijing Olympics, athletes who represented the Philippines to the world’s biggest sporting event should still be hailed heroes. “Mahirap na talagang mag-qualify palang sa olympics, imagine you have to be in the top 60 or even top 30 in Read more »

Philippines finally bags elusive gold

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BEIJING — Finally, a gold for the Philippines in the Olympics—but it does not really count. Reigning world champion Willy Wang swept taolu’s two-discipline competition Friday night to capture the gold medal for the Philippines at the Beijing Olympics wushu competition at the Olympic Sports Center here.

Revival of ‘Batang Pinoy’ urged

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BY NIDA BUENAFE – With the Team Philippines coming home from Beijing empty-handed, sports officials in the country are pushing for a revitalized grassroots program, like the Batang Pinoy competition, that will prepare Filipino athletes for future Olympic Games.

Dreams fulfilled, or kept alive at Beijing Olympics

BEIJING – Featuring the theme of “One World, One Dream,” the ongoing Beijing Olympic Games have offered a platform for dream seekers around the world, where they can turn their long-held dreams into reality, or at least keep them alive.

So: How we’re doing in Beijing

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By Michelle P. So – HERE’S the numbers for the Philippine team in the Beijing Olympics, as I write this column very, very close to deadline: Our athletes have a few more events to go: one in boxing, one in swimming, two in diving, one in long jump Read more »

Hidilyn Diaz: This 4’11” Olympian packs a big punch

Hidilyn Diaz of the Philippines competes in the women’s 58kg Group A snatch weightlifting competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 11, 2008. REUTERS/Yves Herman (CHINA)