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The hard choice
by Bill Velasco - March 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Those traditions remind us that while we may be mortal, we cannot live in fear.
Remembering Moe
by Bill Velasco - February 27, 2021 - 12:00am
It’s been more than 40 days since the amiable Moe Chulani passed away.
The man who played as a woman
by Bill Velasco - February 22, 2021 - 12:00am
One of the growing issues in the US and global sports is the right of transgender athletes to compete, particularly at school and amateur levels.
League business
by Bill Velasco - February 20, 2021 - 12:00am
You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time – John Lyndgate
Biden’s transgender athletes issue
by Bill Velasco - February 15, 2021 - 12:00am
Sectors of the American sports community went into an uproar right after Joe Biden became president of the United States.
Unresolved Olympic controversies
by Bill Velasco - February 13, 2021 - 12:00am
The Olympics is the gleaming zenith of human athletic achievement.
Innovative basketball rules
by Bill Velasco - February 8, 2021 - 12:00am
The game of basketball has gone through several changes in the last century, making it the global fan favorite it is today.
A world with no children
by Bill Velasco - February 6, 2021 - 12:00am
“Our primordial concern is the safety of our students especially our students in Palarong Pambansa are below 18. They are minors.” – DepEd Secretariat Director Joel Erestain
TV wish list
by Bill Velasco - February 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Despite the fact that there has been a vast expansion in the number on broadcast outlets and streaming services, in the Philippines, the number of televised sports is still grossly limited. Basketball still outpaces...
The Olympics nobody remembers
by Bill Velasco - January 30, 2021 - 12:00am
Perhaps in time, many will forget the extraordinary events that surrounded these Tokyo Olympics.
How to save Tokyo
by Bill Velasco - January 25, 2021 - 12:00am
There is no doubt that Tokyo will have to make compromises to recover as much as it can of potential revenue losses as it pushes on with the Olympic Games.
An Olympic commitment
by Bill Velasco - January 23, 2021 - 12:00am
“We have, at this moment, no reason whatsoever to believe that the Olympic Games in Tokyo will not open on the 23rd of July.”
It has to be done
by Bill Velasco - January 18, 2021 - 12:00am
Bubbles are popping up (pardon the pun) all over the place. The new standard of training and competition has become a painful necessity for each sport to survive and return to the level that it was functioning ...
The Olympic race (to vaccinate)
by Bill Velasco - January 16, 2021 - 12:00am
Filipino national athletes have resumed training in earnest, many in preparation for the Olympic qualifiers that will run from March to June all over the world.
Public, private, rich and poor
by Bill Velasco - January 11, 2021 - 12:00am
It’s very exciting when you kind of hit that moment where you realize that you’re onto something, when you realize that there is knowledge that’s just lying there in the open, it’s just that...
Olympic pandemic bonanza?
by Bill Velasco - January 9, 2021 - 12:00am
There seems to be a growing sentiment that the Tokyo Olympics will bring a bonanza of medals – and at least one gold – to the Philippines.
Nonoy Chuatico, warrior
by Bill Velasco - January 4, 2021 - 12:00am
I first met Emilio “Nonoy” Chuatico Jr. in college. We tried out for the Ateneo Blue Eagles at the same time, and made the team.
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by Bill Velasco - January 2, 2021 - 12:00am
This is my annual reflection before my birthday.
The death of Superman
by Bill Velasco - December 28, 2020 - 12:00am
I can face anything, even death, as long as my spirit is free. – Jihae as Anna Fang, “Mortal Engines”
2021 year of crossroads
by Bill Velasco - December 26, 2020 - 12:00am
We’ve been slowly inching our way out of our forced hibernation, and living tensely with a virus hanging in the air around us.
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