Beijing touts experience, facilities in 2022 Olympic bid

Beijing touts experience, facilities in 2022 Olympic bid

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POC wants bigger PH delegation in 2016 Rio Olympics

POC wants bigger PH delegation in 2016 Rio Olympics

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Siri doesn’t know any Bruce Jenner

Siri doesn’t know any Bruce Jenner

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Funds ready for Cray Olympic bid

Funds ready for Cray Olympic bid

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Budapest announces intention to bid for 2024 Olympics

Budapest announces intention to bid for 2024 Olympics

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All-out effort to qualify more Olympic boxers

All-out effort to qualify more Olympic boxers

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Pacquiao dangles P5M to first Filipino gold medalist in Olympics

Pacquiao dangles P5M to first Filipino gold medalist in Olympics

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Sports officials laud PH delegation for improved showing in 2015 SEA Games

Sports officials laud PH delegation for improved showing in 2015 SEA Games

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UConn raises women’s basketball in US, says former WNBA star

UConn raises women’s basketball in US, says former WNBA star

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Fajardo leads Baldwin’s pool of Gilas Pilipinas aspirants

Fajardo leads Baldwin’s pool of Gilas Pilipinas aspirants

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Badminton: Drugs-hit Lee fears world, Olympic chance gone

Badminton: Drugs-hit Lee fears world, Olympic chance gone

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CEO pushes colleagues to adopt Filipino Olympians

CEO pushes colleagues to adopt Filipino Olympians

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‘Lesbian’ group Tatu involved in Sochi Olympics opening

‘Lesbian’ group Tatu involved in Sochi Olympics opening

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Rio’s Olympic waterways full of trash, sewage

Rio’s Olympic waterways full of trash, sewage

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SF honors first Fil-Am woman Olympic gold medalist

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NEWS
20 NSAs eyeing Rio Olympic berths»
Twenty national sports associations (NSAs) have expressed interest in sending their athletes to qualifying tournaments for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Philippine Olympic Committee president Jose “Peping” Cojuangco Jr. said perennial Olympic bidders boxing, weightlifting and taekwondo head the list of the NSAs along with those from basketball, cycling, judo, shooting, canoeing, equestrian, fencing, golf, gymnastics, […]
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FDG Cup lures star Hidayat»
Former world and Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat brings his class act to Manila again as he graces the 12th FDG Cup Badminton Championships featuring the country’s top players and a sprinkling of foreign campaigners on July 9 to 12 at Powersmash in Makati and Robinsons Place Manila.
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Stronger shot at elusive 1st Olympic gold»
WHEN Mansueto “Onyok” Velasco lost his gold medal bout against a fleet-footed Bulgarian in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, the tiny warrior cried while Filipino boxing officials blamed messy technical scoring for the controversial setback.
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PH hoping for more Olympic bets»
Coming up with more qualifiers for the Olympics who can perform creditably will be the country’s goal ahead of the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.
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John Baylon, a nine-time Southeast Asian Games gold medalist, and Jerry Diño were the last Filipino Olympic qualifiers in the discipline Judo, having vied in the 1992 Barcelona Games.

Arianne Cerdena won a gold in bowling at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, but Cerdena's gold was not included in the medal tally since bowling was considered only as a demonstration sport.

The men's Philippine Basketball team is the first country to ever score 100 or more points in the 1948 Olympics after clobbering Iraq,102-30.

Harry Tañamor, the only Filipino predicted to win by the Sports Illustrated in its Olympic Preview edition, bows out in the first match up in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

The Philippines has only won medals in three events since joining the Olympics in 1924.

Men's boxing has for medals in the Olympics with Anthony Villanueva, silver in the Featherweight Division of the 1964 Games in Tokyo; Leopoldo Serantes, third in 1988 Seoul; Roel Velasco, third in Barcelona; and his brother Mansueto "Onyok" Velasco, second in the 1996 Atlanta Games.

The Philippines last reached the final round swimming 80 years ago when Jikirum Adjaluddin and Teofilo Yldefonso ended up in the final six in the 1932 Los Angeles Games.

The Philippine basketball team wound up fifth place—best finish for an Asian country in the Olympics to date—in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, the first time basketball was played as an Olympic sport.

The Philippines participated in the Winter Olympics three times, in 1972 (Juan Cipriano and Ben Nanasca, alpine skiing), in 1988 (Raymund Ocampo, luge) and in 1992 (Michael Teruel, alpine skiing).

Mary Antoinette Rivero's tie for fifth place in Taekwondo is the closest any Filipino athlete came to a medal in the 2004 Athens Olympics.

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, though not competing, carries the Philippine flag at the opening of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

The Philippines will shoot for its first gold medal in six of the following events in the 2012 London Olympics: Athletics, BMX, Boxing, Cycling, Shooting and Swimming.

The Philippines holds the record for winning the most medals without a gold haul with seven bronze and two silvers for a total of nine.

The largest delegation the Philippines has ever sent to the Games was 53 in the 1972 Munich Olympics.

Teofilo Yldefonso is the first Filipino to win a medal and the only one to take home multiple medals. He finished third both in the Men's 200 meter breastroke during the 1928 and 1932 Olympics.

With only eight athletes in six sporting events for the London Games, this will be PH's smallest delegation since 1996.

1972 was the last year the Philippine men's basketball team, which then paraded William 'Bogs' Adornado, Danny Florencio and Yoyong Martirez among others in its line up, has qualified for the Olympics.

The Philippines has not won a medal since Mansueto "Onyok" Velasco settled for silver in boxing via a controversial decision during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

The Philippines is the first country to compete and win an Olympic medal among Southeast Asian countries.

The Philippines is the first nation in the tropics to ever participate in the Winter Olympic Games.

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