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, […]
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.
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.
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.