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IOC: Rio’s Olympic preparations boosted by WCup

International Olympic Committee, IOC, President Thomas Bach of Germany, waits prior to the opening of the executive board meeting at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Monday, July 7, 2014. AP

The IOC official overseeing efforts to speed up Rio de Janeiro’s troubled preparations for the 2016 Olympics says the smooth running of the World Cup has lifted the mood of Brazilians and given them the confidence needed to deliver the games on time.

Posted: July 8th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Lance Armstrong’s medal back with IOC

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The International Olympic Committee said Wednesday it had disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong’s 2000 bronze medal in its possession, 10 months after demanding that he give it back.

Posted: October 2nd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Mikee Cojuangco eyes Olympics

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ACCOMPLISHING her mission in the International Olympic Committee, Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski has now set her sights in the Olympics.

Posted: September 14th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Section | Read More »

Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski now an IOC official

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Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski is now an official member of the International Olympic Committee.

Posted: September 11th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Pound: Drug-testing failing due to lack of will

World Anti-Doping Agency chief Dick Pound. AP photo

Dick Pound has written a report for the World Anti-Doping Agency assessing the current state of drug-testing. It doesn’t paint a pretty picture.

Posted: May 16th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

WAP joins clamor for Olympic wrestling

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Greco-Roman wrestling at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (Credit: AP/Paul Sancya)

The Wrestling Association of the Philippines has joined the clamor lodged by its international federation to convince the International Olympic Committee to reconsider its decision to strike off the sport from its calendar starting the 2020 Games.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Other Sports,Section | Read More »

A very private Ronda Pilipinas

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ROGER, my Canadian neighbor, has sold his beach house he had touted could withstand earthquakes and tsunamis.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Commentary,Featured Columns,Headlines,Section,Southpaw | Read More »

Int’l sports bodies join aid drive for ‘Pablo’ victims

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The International Olympic Committee and the Olympic Council of Asia have joined the global assistance campaign to benefit the victims of Typhoon “Pablo” in Mindanao.

Posted: December 30th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Fearing IOC wrath, POC poll body ditches Go

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Fearing the wrath of the International Olympic Committee more than a sanction from local courts, the election panel of the Philippine Olympic Committee Monday declared athletics chief Go Teng Kok ineligible to run for POC president.

Posted: November 27th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Only IOC can pick own members, POC has no say

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The Philippine Olympic Committee has no say on the choice of the next International Olympic Committee representative to the Philippines.

Posted: September 12th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Peping Cojuangco’s daughter as PH’s IOC rep?

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A FATHER-and-daughter tandem may be in the works in the Philippine Olympic Committee.

Posted: September 10th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Frank Elizalde’s choice–the IOC or bust

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There he was, in what could be his last official act as the Philippine representative to the International Olympic Committee.

Posted: August 25th, 2012 in Commentary,Featured Columns,Headlines,Section,Southpaw | Read More »

It’s a record foul IOC performance in London

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IT DID not look as gory as though the defending titlist had faltered and fallen at the first hurdle, but the International Olympic Committee, starring its stern-faced president Jacques Rogge, did balk and fumble at the opening of the 2012 London Games.

Posted: July 30th, 2012 in Bare Eye,Commentary,Editors' Picks | Read More »

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