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SBP eyes gold in Incheon Asiad
By: Abac Cordero (The Philippine Star)
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines is targeting no less than the gold medal in men’s basketball in the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea in September.
“The mandate is to win the gold and nothing else,” said Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas executive director Sonny Barrios.
Pinoy all set for Sochi Games debut
By: Alma J. Buelva and Nick Giongco (Manila Bulletin)
Michael Christian Martinez, will try to do what no other Filipino has accomplished: Win a medal in a Winter Olympic Games currently underway in Sochi, Russia.
Martinez, 17, is the lone full-blooded Filipino competing in the Games (there are a few Fil-Americans) and his journey to reach this far was a trek that took nine years or about the time when at age 8 he chanced upon children skating at an SM ice rink.
Send only the best to Asiad
By: Nick Giongco (Manila Bulletin)
The Incheon Asian Games Task Force has asked national sports associations to recommend only the most worthy athletes to compete in the quadrennial sportsfest scheduled Sept. 19-Oct. 4.
“We in the Task Force have told the NSA leaders to be realistic and not kid ourselves anymore when they submit their proposed lineup for the Asian Games,” said TF member and Philippine Olympic Committee chairman (POC) Tom Carrasco yesterday.
QC dominates Batang Pinoy
By: Olmin Leyba (The Philippine Star)
Lorena Ochoa (center), the former world No. 1 and two-time LPGA major winner, poses with officials and members of the ICTSI ladies pro and amateur squads, headed by ICTSI chairman and CEO Ricky Razon, ICTSI head of Public Relations Narlene Soriano and coaches Bong Lopez and Nestor Mendoza after conducting a clinic at The Country Club in Laguna over the weekend.
BACOLOD CITY , Philippines – Athletes from Quezon City emerged as the most bemedalled delegation in the just-concluded Batang Pinoy National Finals in different venues here.