Tokyo Gold: PH sports in good, safe and loving hands

Pole Vaulter EJ Obiena
July 17, 2021

It is heartwarming to note that in this time of the pandemic, Philippine sports is boosting our spirits. We’ve lost a lot of friends already, businesses are shattered, movements are limited, and some of us are still waiting for the first jab. We should not make fools of ourselves and turn blind to reality.

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It’s all mental

Dan Abrahams and Vincent Juico
July 5, 2021

The last two years have been the most challenging for athletes, be it student athletes, amateur athletes, or professional athletes. Sports grinded to a halt when the pandemic began, leaving athletes with no choice but to keep training not knowing when sports will resume.

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Beware: Honeyed words bad for Gilas; Donaire flattens talkative Casimero

July 4, 2021

THE mushrooming of self-styled experts after Gilas Pilipinas Olympic qualifier campaign in far but picturesque Serbia pains me. I’ve been reading a lot of stories from the social media regarding the tremendous improvement of the national team to the point that the write-ups tend to bury that glaring fact that we didn’t win a single game in our group, thus kissing our Olympic hopes goodbye for the nth time.

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Fightworld

Frank Grillo [Wikimedia Commons | Gage Skidmore]
July 3, 2021

The documentary features fighting already imbedded into the fabric of the cultures of the featured countries, Mexico, Thailand, Myanmar, Senegal, and Israel. Fighting isn’t just a sport to them, it’s a tradition and it’s also cultural.

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Knowing Michael and Kobe

TOP (L-R) Roland Lazenby, Vincent Juico and Brian Yalung
June 14, 2021

Two peas in a pod. Brothers from different mothers. Cut from the same cloth, and same pages from different books (Michael Jordan: The Life and Showboat: The Life of Kobe Bryant), both bestsellers authored and written by Roland Lazenby.

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