Philsports disinfection set; 22 athletes, including fencers, set to go home before training resumes

By Waylon Galvez Local athletes with Olympic qualifiers set next year will be training at the Philippine Sports Complex (formerly ULTRA) as the Philippine Sports Commission finalizes details of the schedule after the venue undergoes disinfection. Philippine Sports Institute head Marc Velasco said yesterday that disinfection procedure is set at the athletes’ quarters in preparation […]

Ricky Vargas: Tokyo 2021 best chance for first Olympic gold medal

By Nick Giongco Boxing chief Ricky Vargas believes he might end up with a broken heart if the Tokyo Olympics gets scrapped altogether. “Masyadong malungkot if hindi matuloy,” Vargas, who heads the Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP), said during the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum webcast yesterday. Vargas believes the current batch, led […]

Ricky Vargas hopes POC constitution amendment will be finalized by November

By Kristel Satumbaga Ricky Vargas said Tuesday they hope the Philippine Olympic Committee’s (POC) constitutional amendment prohibiting officials aged 70 years old and above to run for executive position will be finalized before November’s target election date. “Ang objective sana is sa November. Wala namang masyadong changes. The only main discussion is the age limit,” […]

PFF sets up guidelines for football under ‘new normal’

By Jonas Terrado The Philippine Football Federation has set up multiple guidelines on the potential return of football competitions in the professional and amateur scene once the government eases its community quarantine regulations. Among the protocols mentioned by the PFF are the ones submitted by the Games and Amusements Board regarding how the Philippines Football […]

MVP looks to leave lasting legacy in sports

By Nick Giongco An alliance involving business conglomerates, the government and the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) is in the offing as it aims to uplift the country’s sporting affairs. POC chairman Ricky Vargas said during the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum webcast yesterday that the establishment of the Philippine Business for Sports Development (PBSF) is a […]

Nick Kyrgios lashes ‘selfish’ Zverev after viral party video

Nick Kyrgios let rip at “selfish” fellow tennis star Alexander Zverev Monday after the German was seen partying despite promising to self-isolate following Novak Djokovic’s coronavirus-hit Adria Tour. Zverev was part of the exhibition event organised by the world number one where social distancing was minimal, matches took place in front of thousands of fans […]

Colin Kaepernick will be subject of six-part Netflix series

Los Angeles (AFP) – Former NFL star Colin Kaepernick, who launched kneeling protests during US national anthems to protest police brutality and racial injustice, will be the subject of a six-part series, Netflix announced Monday. “Colin in Black & White” will focus on the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback’s high school years, formative time that led to […]