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China throws open doors to world

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BEIJING – Resurgent China opened the Olympics on Friday with a burst of fireworks at a spectacular ceremony that celebrated ancient Chinese history and aimed to draw a line under months of political controversy.

Pinoy runner conquers Japan’s highest peak

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By JONATHAN V. PEREZ, GMANews.TV • August 6th, 2008 Still recuperating from a grueling 36-kilometer trek up Japan’s highest peak, veteran Filipino runner Ronald Villafria said he is thankful for his experience in last month’s Mount Fuji Marathon.

Official: China never expects most gold medals at Beijing Olympics

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BEIJING, March 12 (Xinhua) — China doesn’t expect to win the largest number of gold medals at the Beijing Olympics this summer, a senior sports official said here on Wednesday. In several ways, China lags countries such as the United States and Russia, said Cui Dalin, deputy director of the Read more »

Team RP embarks on Beijing mission

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The Philippine Star – The main bulk of athletes and officials in the 37-member Team Philippines depart for Beijing on Aug. 5, three days before the Olympic Games fires off in glittering rites. Chef de Mission Monico Puentevella and Olympic attaché Arturo Macapagal head the 27 athletes, coaches and officials Read more »

Philippines offers $220,000 for first gold

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An official says the Philippine government and the private sector are offering $220,000 to any athlete who brings home the country’s first-ever Olympic gold medal.

Pinoy bowler receives 3rd Guinness award

The world’s greatest bowler has received yet another honor, a third one from the Guinness Book of World of Records. The 51-year-old Rafael “Paeng” Nepomuceno was recognized by Guinness for having the most number of career championships worldwide.