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Olympic Council of Asia president meets with Aquino

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Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) president Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah of Kuwait Thursday extended sympathy to the victims of Supertypoon “Yolanda” during his brief meeting with President Benigno Aquino III in Malacañang.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

Quartered training for 50 top SEAG bets

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FIFTY top gold medal prospects in the Burma (Myanmar) Southeast Asian Games will be quartered inside Philsports Arena to closely monitor their training for the Dec. 5 to 12 tilt.

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Section | Read More »

POC: Make sure cage gold medal is in the bag

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Scout the opposition to make sure the basketball gold medal in the coming Southeast Asian Games is in the bag for the country.

Posted: July 18th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Section | Read More »

POC to look into dragon boat paddlers’ complaint

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OLYMPIC chief Jose “Peping” Cojuangco Jr. yesterday formed an arbitration committee to look into the complaint of some Philippine dragon boat team members against the top officials of their national sport association, the Philippine Canoe-Kayak Federation.

Posted: July 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Section | Read More »

Mikee cinch to become PH rep to IOC

FORMER Asian Games gold medalist Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski is close to becoming the next International Olympic Committee representative to the Philippines. Cojuangco-Jaworski made it into the final list of nominees whose membership will be ratified during the 125th IOC session in Buenos Aires, Argentina in September. Philippine Olympic Committee first vice president Joey Romasanta yesterday confirmed that the IOC executive board approved the selection of Cojuangco-Jaworski.

Posted: July 15th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

NSAs catch election fever

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TO ERASE the perception that they are desperately clinging to power, a number of national sports association (NSA) leaders are calling for elections this month.

Posted: May 11th, 2013 in Commentary,Featured Columns,Headlines,Section,Southpaw | Read More »

Escudero on sports funding

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MAYBE he’d been burned by reporters before that he finds it prudent to think media questions through first, or better yet filter these through his staff—a “comite de festejos,” joked a sports editor.

Posted: March 9th, 2013 in Commentary,Featured Columns,Headlines,Section,Southpaw | Read More »

Bogs vouches for Slaughter, Fajardo

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AFTER a long period of silence following the Philippine Olympic Committee elections in November last year, Go Teng Kok’s mobile phone came to life again.

Posted: January 29th, 2013 in Commentary,In Huddle | 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 »

Are POC planning sessions a load of nonsense?

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A dear friend, Leo S. Reyes, who died almost two months ago, must be smiling in his grave at the Sanctuary of Peace memorial park here.

Posted: January 13th, 2013 in Commentary,Editors' Picks,Featured Columns,Section,Southpaw | Read More »

PSC, POC execs to tackle Orcollo issue

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OFFICIALS of the Philippine Sports Commission will sit down with their counterparts from the Philippine Olympic Committee tomorrow to act on a move by the billiards association to replace Dennis Orcollo and other top cue artists with new players in the national pool.

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

POC planning slated

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THE NEWLY elected officers of the Philippine Olympic Committee will chart the course of the Olympic body over the next four years during a planning session set Jan. 8 and 9.

Posted: January 2nd, 2013 in Headlines,Section | Read More »

VP Binay to induct Cojuangco, new POC officials today

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Vice President Jejomar Binay will induct today the newly elected officers of the Philippine Olympic Committee at the Coconut Palace in Pasay City.

Posted: December 26th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

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