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Phelps will be racing himself in swimming comeback

In this Aug. 4, 2012, file photo, United States' Michael Phelps swims in the men's 4 X 100-meter medley relay at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics. AP

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian ever, is coming out of retirement to swim next week at the Arena Grand Prix in Arizona.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Racing days over for ailing Ian Thorpe—manager

In this Nov. 5, 2011 file photo, Ian Thorpe of Australia speaks during a press conference after Thorpe didn't qualify for the men's 100-meter butterfly event of the Swimming World Cup in Singapore. The agent for five-time Olympic gold medalist Ian Thorpe says the 31-year-old Australian will never swim again after contracting two potentially-deadly infections while undergoing shoulder surgery. AP

Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe was battling serious infections Wednesday in a Sydney hospital following shoulder surgery, his manager said, adding he would likely never swim competitively again.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

‘To have world-class athletes, take politics out of PH sports’ – Uytengsu Jr.

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Wilfred Uytengsu Jr. YOUTUBE PHOTO

Before Wilfred Uytengsu, Jr., president and CEO of Alaska Milk, became a competitive tri-athlete, he was a swimmer. In fact, he was the captain of the University of Southern California swim team.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Swim or ‘sink’ for Filipino tankers–Joseph

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Swimmer would rather get out of the national pool and forfeit their allowances from the Philippine Sports Commission than sacrifice educational scholarships offered them by schools overseas.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Swimming, weightlifting elite no more

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Medal-rich swimming and weightlifting lost their elite status under the Philippine Sports Commission’s priority program for lack of a development plan and failure to show its worth in international competitions last year.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Historic Robben Is. swim a struggle but enjoyable

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VALENCIA and Medalla are swathed in towels to warm them shortly after their historic swim. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

One was enjoying the moment; the other was just trying to survive.

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Swimmer regains world title with doping case win

Gold medalist Mads Glaesner of Denmark poses after men's 1500 meters of the FINA Short Course Swimming World Championships at the Sinan Erdem Arena in Istanbul, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. AP FILE PHOTO

Swimmer Mads Glasner has been reinstated as a world champion after winning his doping case appeal on Tuesday.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Olympic great Ian Thorpe in rehab

Ian Thorpe AFP FILE PHOTO

The manager of Olympic swimming great Ian Thorpe says the five-time gold medalist is in rehab after being found disoriented on a Sydney street early Monday morning by police responding to a call from residents.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

2 Filipinos in South Africa open-water swim event

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Filipino swimmers Betsy Medalla and Julian Valencia in Cape Town, South Africa, will attempt to be the first Filipinos and Asians to complete the symbolic Robben Island Swim on Feb. 9.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Section | Read More »

POC to appeal Alkhaldi SEAG case before Court of Arbitration for Sport

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There’s still hope for swimmer Jasmine Alkhaldi to reclaim her gold medal in the Southeast Asian Games in Burma (Myanmar).

Posted: January 30th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Thailand grabs SEAG overall title

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Striking big in medal-rich events like athletics, swimming and boxing, Thailand reclaimed the overall title of the 27th Southeast Asian Games in runaway fashion here.

Posted: December 22nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Section | Read More »

PH protests lost gold at Myanmar SEA Games

Jasmine Alkhaldi  RAFFY LERMA

The Philippines said Monday it had protested a decision by officials at the Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar to strip a Filipina swimmer of her gold medal, the latest controversy surrounding the games.

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

Alkhaldi moves on after swim fiasco

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Jasmine Alkhaldi  RAFFY LERMA

Jasmine Alkhaldi clutched a pair of stuffed toys—owls, the official mascots of the 27th Southeast Asian Games—as she entered the athletes’ village Friday night.

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Multimedia,Other Sports,Photos,Photos and Videos,Section | Read More »

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