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Pyongyang opens marathon to tourist-runners

In this April 14, 2013 file photo, runners compete at the start of the 26th Mangyongdae Prize Marathon at Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Stadium as North Korea hosts the sports event to mark the birthday of the late leader Kim Il Sung on April 15. For the first time ever, North Korea is opening up the streets of its capital to runner-tourists for the annual Pyongyang marathon, undoubtedly one of the most exotic feathers in any runner’s cap. Tourism companies say they have been inundated by requests to sign up for the April 13, 2014 event, which this year will include amateur runners from around the world. AP

For the first time ever, North Korea is opening up the streets of its capital to runner-tourists for the annual Pyongyang marathon, undoubtedly one of the most exotic feathers in any runner’s cap.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Hundred-kilometer run set in Pangasinan

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Hundred Islands. Photo from pangasinantourism.com

A grandiose chain of islands deserves an even grander celebration with a hundred-kilometer run in the world-famous tourist destination in Pangasinan.

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

Race to the future is on

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Photo by Hotaru Niitsu/INQUIRER.net

The race to the future is on and getting there can be fun.

Posted: February 7th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Pacquiao to make Macau mecca of boxing action

Manny Pacquiao: Set to invade Macau. AP FILE PHOTO

Years ago Macau snatched the title of the world’s biggest gambling hub from Las Vegas and now, it wants a slice of the boxing action, too.

Posted: May 15th, 2013 in Boxing / MMA,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Pacquiao Files | Read More »

Selling Pacquiao’s PH as a sports tourism hub

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Victor or vanquished, Manny Pacquiao has placed the Philippines on the world’s sports map. Our shores are more well-known because of a son with rock star status. We ought to start selling Pacman’s PH in earnest as a major sports tourism hub.

Posted: December 15th, 2012 in Boxing / MMA,Commentary,Featured Columns,Headlines,Professional,Section,Southpaw | Read More »

Climbers scale Afghanistan’s highest peak

Mount Noshaq looms in the Wakhan Corridor of northeastern Afghanistan  (AP Photo).

Foreign and local climbers have recently scaled Afghanistan’s highest mountain, indicating that some areas of the war-torn country are ready for a revival in international tourism, an expedition member said Sunday. The summit of 24,580-foot (7,492-meter) Mount Noshaq, located in the Wakhan Corridor of northeastern Afghanistan, was reached by a team on Aug. 4, said [...]

Posted: August 14th, 2011 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Clean start to Pamplona’s running of the bulls

A calf, used as a game to amuse revellers,  jumps to the arena after the running of the bulls at the San Fermin fiestas on Thursday in Pamplona, Spain.(AP Photo)

Thousands of thrill-seekers dashed ahead of six fighting bulls in the streets of the northern Spanish city of Pamplona on Thursday in a fast first running of the bulls in this year’s San Fermin festival.

Posted: July 7th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

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