Archive for the ‘Sports’ Category
The Pilipinas Akyathlon (Philippine Skyrunning), the country’s first ever international mountain trail high altitude race, is all set on February 18 at Mt. Ugo in Itogon, Benguet. The race will be a 32.88 km race going up the 2,150 meters above sea level summit of Mt. Ugo and back to the barangay hall of Tinongdan, Itogon.
The Philippine Skyrunning Association (PSA), a non-stock, non-profit organization that started in January 2009, says this is the first of its kind in Asia to be accredited by the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). It is also part of the eco-tourism thrust of the PSA to advocate carry zero-waste and the use of recyclable and reusable materials in the said event. Thus, they have partnered with local environmentalist group, Cordillera Conservation Thrust (CCT).
Mt. Ugo is known for its annual summer climb which won last year in the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines’ (ATOP) Search for Best Tourism Event in the Philippines under the Sports, Adventure and Wellness Category – Municipal Level.
Source: Philippine Information Agency
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Collezione-C2 kicks off new era of fashionalism with brand ambassadors James and Phil Younghusband. Part of the Philippine national football team (fondly called ‘Azkals’), the England-born English-Filipino James and Phil are striking embodiments of Filipino passion well-lived out—something that Collezione-C2 champions.
“When the partnership with Collezione-C2 was suggested, we both had no qualms about representing the brand because we have something in common—a love for originality, creativity, Pinoy pride and living out one’s passion,” James relates. To this, Phil adds: “Like Collezione-C2, we also believe in Filipino artistry and the art of forward-thinking. These are things we both believe are relevant in this day and age for our country to stand out and make its mark in different areas of expertise.”
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Nine-year-old Jinky Young, whose Filipino mother claims is Fischer’s daughter, is not the late chess legend’s daughter based on DNA tests of tissue samples taken from Fischer’s remains in Iceland.
The Reykjavik court allowed the DNA testing in June to settle the paternity case and Fischer’s body was exhumed from his burial site in the town of Selfoss in July so tissue samples could be taken.
Read more at All Headline News
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Filipino countrymen Antonio Lining and Francisco Bustamante are two of the four men left from 128 participants who began the week in the World 9-ball Championship being held at Doha, Qatar. Bustamante and Lining will face one another on July 5th and so one of them will be in the finals and one will finish in a tie for third place.
Read more at Inside Pool
World boxing champion Manny Pacquiao climbed to number 55 this year in the 2010 Forbes Celebrity 100 ranking of the world’s richest and most powerful celebrities and personalities compiled by Forbes Magazine. He edges well known celebrities like Tom Cruise, Adam Sandler, George Clooney and Julia Roberts. Pacquiao earned $42 million last year. Mayweather Jr., on the otherhand, lists number 31.
Read more at Philippine News
The Ironman 70.3 Philippines triathlon competition, which is open to Filipino and international triathletes, will be held on August 22, 2010 in the scenic province of Camarines Sur in the Bicol region of Luzon island.
The event is a physically intense, 70.3-mile triathlon race where competitors swim 1.2 miles, bike 56 miles and run 13.1 miles around a demanding course in Camarines Sur, which has gained worldwide attention as the newest sports tourism capital of the Philippines.
The race starts at the Camarines Sur Watersports Complex (CWC), which boasts of the largest wakeboard park in the world, where the athletes dive into the freshwater lagoon and tackle the swim leg.
They then get on their bicycles and pedal through the national highway, where a spectacular view of Mount Isarog awaits them.
After completing the cycling leg, they run a lung-busting half-marathon through several towns towards the provincial capital Naga City, before finishing back at the CWC.
The competition is open to men and women aged at least 18 years from across the globe. Participants compete individually or as part of a relay team comprising three athletes regardless of gender or nationality under a corporate or collegiate set-up.
Source: Positive News Media
Diplomats and Filipinos in Ankara, Turkey’s capital city, are now eagerly awaiting the visit of six-time World Bowling Champion Rafael “Paeng” Nepomuceno (pictured) next Wednesday. Nepomuceno is a Guinness Book of World Records-holder, and the recognized greatest international bowler in the history of the sport.
He is due to arrive in Istanbul on December 2 with his wife, the former Pinky Puyat. The Champion will play exhibition games and participate in the Philippine Embassy-organized “Diplomats’ Bowling Tournament” scheduled in Ankara on Saturday, December 5, at the “Play Planet” bowling center at Ankara’s modern Panora Shopping Mall.
Read more at BowlingDigital.com
Watch out, guys. Women billard players are here to grab the sport when three known players in the women’s professional billard world challenges the men on the event slated on May 27 at the SM Megamall Megatrade Hall 2. Austrian Jasmin Ouschan, one of the women competitors, was the favorite in last year’s sports event also held (for the first time) in the Philippines. The other women players are Kelly Fisher and Karen Corr
Mario Tanchangco is the country’s chief to the upcoming Laos Southeast Asian Games. Tanchangco says a total of 300 athletes will represent the country in the 25th SEA Games. The ASEAN olympics is schedule for December 9 to 18 this year and will be held in Vientiane, Laos. Boxing and Taekwondo holds the most number of athletes participating in the league but qualifying events are still ongoing.