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Nigerian athlete, first banned at Olympics for doping – Olympics – Sports

Nigerian runner Okagbare’s blessing, one of the theoretical ‘outsiders’ of the 100m final taking place on Saturday, was Suspended because of steroids After a positive.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource: abscbn abscbnJul 31st, 2021

Ando’s Olympic medal dream boosted with banning of Romanian world no. 1

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuana weightlifter Elreen Anne Ando’s chance of bagging a medal in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics got a massive boost after the women’s -64-kilogram top contender from Romania was banned from the quadrennial meet due to doping allegations. The world of weightlifting is lately purging athletes who allegedly use illegal substances to […] The post Ando’s Olympic medal dream boosted with banning of Romanian world no. 1 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 18th, 2021

10 things that make Alyssa Valdez phenomenal

Alyssa Valdez has arguably made the biggest impact in Philippine volleyball.   Her skills, passion and charisma endeared her to volleyball supporters, purists or casual fans, from all walks of life. She brings energy and leadership to every team that she’s joined. Valdez draws a huge crowd every time she plays. Valdez is the poster girl of the sport that for years struggled to draw mainstream attention in a nation which considers basketball as its biggest sporting event. The 27-year old pride of San Juan, Batangas is the face of local volleyball. So on her birthday today, let’s look at some of the things that makes the Phenom really phenomenal.   Two-time UAAP women’s champion Valdez is Ateneo de Manila University’s undisputed Queen Eagle. Talks about the Lady Eagles’ breakthrough championship will not be complete without the mention of her name. After two years of bridesmaid finishes, Ateneo bagged its first-ever UAAP title in 2014 after beating the thrice-to-beat De La Salle University in four games in the Finals despite leading a young band of Lady Eagles playing under the new system of Thai coach Tai Bundit. The following year, Ateneo, with Valdez at the helm, retained its crown in a tournament-sweeping fashion.      Three-time UAAP Most Valuable Player Her skills during her collegiate career stood out among her peers. Valdez’s effort was rewarded with three Most Valuable Player awards in Season 76, Season 77 and in her last playing year in Season 78 in 2016. She also pocketed the Season 76 Finals MVP award.   Young phenom Valdez didn’t build her reputation overnight. It was her hard work and effort that brought her where she is right now. She was still a diamond in the rough when she was recruited by University of Sto. Tomas in a regional meet. But the Espana-based squad polished Valdez into a real gem of a player. Valdez, backed by a powerful lineup that featured the likes of Kim Fajardo and Jaja Santiago, won three straight UAAP girls’ titles and in the process collected three season MVPs. She was also named UAAP high school athlete of the year twice.        National team mainstay With her talents, dedication and good work ethics, Valdez has been a mainstay with the national team. Her first tour of duty was in 2008 when she represented the country in the Asian Youth Championship held in Pasig City. She joined the PHI Team in the 2014 FIVB Southeast Asian Zone qualifier in Vietnam. In 2015, she donned the tricolors for the Asian U-23 Championship and on the same year saw action in the country’s return in the Southeast Asian Games in Singapore after a decade of absence. Since then Valdez participated in the 2017 Kuala Lumpur and 2019 Manila SEA Games. She also took part in the 2017 Asian Senior Women’s Championship and the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games.     2015 SEA Games flagbearer Valdez also carries the honor as being the first-ever volleyball player to become the PHI flag-bearer in the SEA Games. She marched holding the national color in front of Team Philippines during the traditional parade of nations inside the OCBC Arena in the 2015 Singapore SEA Games.   Accomplished commercial league star She has been collecting commercial league titles since high school starting from the Shakey’s Girls Volleyball League. Valdez was also successful in the different conferences of the defunct V-League, racking up championships and individual accolades. In the Premier Volleyball League, she powered Creamline to three titles including a sweep of the Season 2 Reinforced and Open Conferences in 2018. She won three conference MVP awards.      Import abroad International leagues took notice of Valdez’s talents and charm so it’s not surprising that she landed offers to play abroad. Valdez played as an import in Thailand for 3BB Nakornnont from 2016 to 2017. After her stint in Thailand, Valdez flew to Taiwan to play for Attack Line.   Host, Actress, TV personality Valdez is a regular fixture in different sports shows in ABS-CBN S+A. She’s a host, courtside reporter and a game analyst.   Valdez also had a few showbiz stints. She appeared in some Kapamilya teleserye including a cameo in ‘And I Love You So’ in 2016 alongside Julia Barretto and Miles Ocampo and in the movie ‘My Letters to Happy’ with by TJ Trinidad and Glaiza De Castro.    Aside from her TV and movie career, Valdez is also one of the most recognizable athlete product endorsers.   Social media influencer She is also one of the most popular Filipino athlete on social media. As of posting, Valdez has 1.9 million Twitter followers, 1.3 million followers on Instagram and her YouTube channel has more than 76,000 subscribers.   Featured in the Olympics Channel website While the likes of Sisi Rondina, Jaja Santiago and Bryan Bagunas were featured in the FIVB website, Valdez’s impact on Philippine Volleyball was highlighted in a feature article in no less than the Olympic Channel website. The article touched about her humble beginnings to her meteoric rise and why she is regarded as the nation’s brightest star in the sport. These are just some of the things take make Valdez a true pride of our nation in the sport Happy birthday, Alyssa!.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 29th, 2020

How the Philippine boxing team KO d pressure in Tokyo Olympics

Hear from the team's sports psychologist Marcus Manalo on how "mindfulness" to led the team to a three-medal haul in Tokyo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

PSC playbook good for 4 Olympic cycles

The playbook being prepared by the Philippine Sports Commission on the future of the 19 Filipino athletes in the Tokyo Olympics can be used for the next two decades or four Olympiads......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

Serrantes, Seoul Olympics bronze medalist, gets monthly allowance from Chooks to Go

Chooks-to-Go continues to honor the sports heroes of the past, this time, the recipient is Seoul Olympics medalist Leopoldo Serrantes. Serantes, who won bronze in the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, will receive P100,000 per month for life for his service to the country. It’s a much-needed help for the 59-year-old native of Bicol as […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsAug 17th, 2021

Denied of his full incentives after winning silver in Atlanta, Onyok Velasco receives livelihood showcase from Chooks-to-Go

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Mansueto “Onyok” Velasco, the 1996 Atlanta Olympics boxing silver medalist who recently complained about not receiving the full benefits promised to him by the government, got a surprise livelihood showcase on Friday from sports patron Ronald Mascariñas of Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas. “Nung matapos kong manalo ng silver sa Atlanta Olympics, yung hindi […] The post Denied of his full incentives after winning silver in Atlanta, Onyok Velasco receives livelihood showcase from Chooks-to-Go appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 14th, 2021

Boxing legend Pacquiao almost joined the Olympics

Still high on the four Olympic medals won by Filipino athletes—weightlifting gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz, and boxers Nesthy Petecio and Carlo Paalam (both silver) and Carlo Paalam (bronze)—sports fans are excited for the next big event: Manny Pacquiao vs. Yordenis Ugas on 21 August. But did you know that the Pambansang Kamao could have been […] The post Boxing legend Pacquiao almost joined the Olympics appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 11th, 2021

Philippine Olympic chief calls for budget increase

Thanks to the country’s success in the Tokyo Olympics, Philippine sports should receive more than what it has been getting the past years......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 10th, 2021

RSA: Nothing is impossible

For San Miguel Corp. president Ramon S. Ang, the country’s historic performance in the just concluded Tokyo Olympics would be the beginning of a glorious era for Philippine sports......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 10th, 2021

MVP: keep the fire burning

The Holy Grail in the Olympics has been found in Tokyo but this shouldn’t lull Philippine sports into taking it easy from hereon......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 10th, 2021

Investments in sports paid off& mdash;Palace

The Duterte administration’s “huge investment” on Filipino athletes has gained for the Philippines its best performance in nearly a century at the Olympics, Malacanang said Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2021

Sports we wish were in the Olympics

Now that the Tokyo Olympics are over, and the Philippine contingent surpassed all previous performances, we look forward to the next......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 8th, 2021

House vows Increased budget for sports

Following the Philippines’ historic medal finish in the Tokyo Olympics with one bronze, two silver and the country’s first gold in 97 years, leaders in Congress gave assurance yesterday that the budget for sports next year will increase substantially......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 8th, 2021

Top-5 schemes cybercriminals are running amid Olympic Games

After an unprecedented year-long delay, the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics have begun this month. This time, all events are taking place with no spectators, which reduces physical risks – in terms of health and from a cybersecurity point of view (such as data theft using the vulnerabilities of public Wi-Fi at the stadium). However, sports enthusiasts should not forget that cybercriminals will aim to take advantage of fans’ eagerness to watch the Olympic Games by instigating various online fraud schemes......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 8th, 2021

PSC thanks athletes, supporters for most productive Olympics ever

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As the Philippines closes its historic Tokyo Olympics campaign with four medals, the most in recent memory, the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) released a statement of gratitude. All-in-all, the Philippines bagged its first gold medal in the Olympics courtesy of weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, two silver medals from boxers Nesthy Petecio and […] The post PSC thanks athletes, supporters for most productive Olympics ever appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2021

P5-M, dagdag ng PSC sa premyo ni Hidilyn Diaz sa pagka-panalo ng gold

  Ni Vic Tahud DADAGDAGAN ng limang milyong piso si Hidilyn Diaz dahil sa napanalunan nitong gintong medalya sa Tokyo Olympics.   Ito ang inihayag ng former basketball player at commissioner ng Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) na si Ramón S. Fernández.   Samantala, ibinahagi ni Commissioner Fernandez na naroon si PSC Chairman Butch Ramirez sa […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  pinasglobalRelated NewsAug 6th, 2021

Olympic sprint queen Thompson-Herah banned for posting footage of own win

Tokyo—Jamaican sprint queen Elaine Thompson-Herah prompted a rare climbdown from social media giant Facebook after being banned for posting footage of her own victory at the Tokyo Olympics......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 5th, 2021

From Russia with love

While the talk in sports is about the Summer Olympics these days, there’s a two-time Olympic figure skater who’s thinking about the Winter Olympics in Beijing next year......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 4th, 2021

No weightlifting in 2024 Olympics?

Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz may not get a chance to repeat her historic feat in the 2024 Paris Olympics. The International Olympic Committee has repeatedly warned that it would remove weightlifting from its calendar due to poor self-regulation in the sport. Ironically, weightlifting is one of the nine original sports of the modern Olympic Games, dating back to 1896......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Why skateboarding is in Olympics

Not a few sports fans are wondering why skateboarding is in the Olympics while mainstreamers like bowling and billiards are ignored......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021