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PSC trying to influence polls–Lopez

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Manny Lopez Tuesday accused Philippine Sports Commission chair Richie Garcia of interfering in the coming Philippine Olympic Committee elections by trying to persuade leaders of national sports associations to vote for incumbent president Jose “Peping” Cojuangco Jr.

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

Romasanta reaction

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Why was I not surprised to get a reaction call last Sunday morning, the same day my column on the POC election situation came out?

Posted: November 22nd, 2012 in Commentary,In Huddle | Read More »

Focus more on sports, says Lopez

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If the trend of ignoring sports as a priority issue continues, Philippine Olympic Committee first vice president Manny Lopez believes an even smaller contingent of athletes will qualify for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Posted: August 15th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Barriga, Caluag picked to end PH medal drought

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Mark Anthony Barriga. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The chief of mission of the 11-man Philippine delegation is basically looking at only two possible sources of Philippine medals at the London Olympics here.

Posted: July 28th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Shooting gets one ticket to London Olympics

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At least six Filipinos will campaign in the 2012 London Olympics as the Philippines earned Tuesday another slot in shooting.

Posted: February 29th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

POC to raise own funds for Olympic participation

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For a change, the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) will rely on its resources to fund the country’s campaign in the Olympics.

In an unprecedented move, the POC will set up a marketing body and not seek funding from the Philippine Sports Commission, said Manny Lopez, the country’s chief of mission to the London Olympics, during Friday’s Scoop sa Kamayan.

Posted: January 20th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Manny Lopez holds out hopes Philippines will get more Olympic slots

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The country will qualify more athletes for the London Olympics.

Posted: January 13th, 2012 in Amateur,Boxing / MMA,Headlines,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Day of infamy in Philippine sports

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Philippine Sports Commission chair Richie Garcia’s utterly uncalled for remark on the ABS-CBN television show “Hardball” capped a day of infamy in Philippine sports.

Posted: August 18th, 2011 in Commentary,Inside Sports | Read More »

Tough order for Olympic CDM

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MANILA—As Chef de Mission to the biggest sports spectacle in the world, the challenge for Philippine Olympic Committee first vice president Manny Lopez is to maximize the participation of Filipinos in the 2012 London Olympics. “There’s a need to increase the number of possible qualifiers to the Olympics and it’s the job of the chef [...]

Posted: June 10th, 2011 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Handball’s Lopez is chef de mission for London Olympics

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The Philippine Olympic Committee named on Wednesday former boxing chief and now handball secretary general Manny Lopez as chef de mission for the London Olympics in 2012.

Posted: June 8th, 2011 in Headlines,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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