Asian Swim Queen needs help
by Bill Velasco - February 17, 2020 - 12:00am
There are not many Filipino Olympians left who can claim to be contemporaries of Muhammad Ali when he was still Cassius Clay, or Abebe Bikila or Wilma Rudolph.
Public safety first (Part 2)
by Bill Velasco - February 15, 2020 - 12:00am
“The average person touches their face two to three thousand times a day. Five to six times every waking minute.” – Dr. Erin Mears, “Contagion
PBA and Thirdy are both right
by Bill Velasco - February 10, 2020 - 12:00am
A big story this week is the possibility that former Ateneo de Manila Blue Eagle Thirdy Ravena may run headlong into a Philippine Basketball Association rule banning eligible players who do not enter the draft for...
Public safety first
by Bill Velasco - February 8, 2020 - 12:00am
he Philippine Sports Commission has postponed the ASEAN Para Games, the 2020 National Sports Summit, the Philippine National Games, and other agency-driven events on the order of President Rodrigo Duterte, due to...
Believing in Boyet Fernandez
by Bill Velasco - February 3, 2020 - 12:00am
There is nothing overstated about San Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez.
Why Kobe Bryant meant so much
by Bill Velasco - February 1, 2020 - 12:00am
The outpouring of love and appreciation for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna seems unprecedented in sports.
30 years of the PSC
by Bill Velasco - January 27, 2020 - 12:00am
On Jan. 24, the Philippine Sports Commission celebrated its 30th anniversary. Instead of hosting a grand party, the agency pitched in to help out with relief efforts for Taal Volcano eruption refugees.
A night for a lifetime
by Bill Velasco - January 25, 2020 - 12:00am
Tuesday night was one of the most unforgettable nights in Philippine sports, the launch of the Philippines Yearbook’s “The 50 Greatest Filipino Athletes of All Time” at the ballroom of the Sheraton...
The debate continues
by Bill Velasco - January 20, 2020 - 12:00am
The debate continues. How do you quantify greatness, and how do you unify the differences between disciplines and make a single, measurable determination of who was better?
Restless about ‘The 50 Greatest’
by Bill Velasco - January 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Tomorrow is the formal launch of “The 50 Greatest Filipino Athletes of All Time,” and its release has caused a growing buzz in the local sports community.
On to Tokyo
by Bill Velasco - January 13, 2020 - 12:00am
The tempo is picking up. With six months left before the Tokyo Olympics, national sports associations and the Philippine Sports Commission are increasing their efforts to get more Filipino athletes qualified for...
A heart for our athletes
by Bill Velasco - January 11, 2020 - 12:00am
An athlete’s life is often thankless. You toil and exert all your effort day in and day out until you fall asleep sweaty and spent. You ache in places no one else aches, and hurt at levels nobody else hur...
by Bill Velasco - January 6, 2020 - 12:00am
“We can be anyone. We can do anything. It’s only a matter of going.” – Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust, “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation”
Thanking David Stern
by Bill Velasco - January 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Atty. David Stern forever changed global basketball. He saw trends coming, promoted rivalries, created new markets, saw the potential of Asia, and crafted a merchandising juggernaut and television brand unparal...
Wishes for the decade
by Bill Velasco - December 30, 2019 - 12:00am
The new decade is upon us, a rare chance to look at what trends may (we hope) transform sports for the medium to long term.
PSC: SEAG TV revenue to fund Para Games
by Bill Velasco - December 28, 2019 - 12:00am
The undeclared revenue generated by the broadcast rights and other sponsorships of the recent 30th Southeast Asian Games should fund the 10th ASEAN Paralympic Games which will also be held in the Philippines.
Undeclared billions from SEAG broadcasts?
by Bill Velasco - December 23, 2019 - 12:00am
It isn’t over.
Happy for the athletes
by Bill Velasco - December 21, 2019 - 12:00am
It’s a great time to be a Filipino athlete. In the aftermath of the Southeast Asian Games, the winners are being feted and handed rewards, bonuses and sponsorships, and deservedly so. It has been so long that...
OFWs bring new tennis brand home
by Bill Velasco - December 16, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippines has tens of millions of overseas workers deployed around the world.
The 50 greatest
by Bill Velasco - December 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The fervor behind the glorious performance of Filipino athletes in the 30th Southeast Asian Games is starting to die down.
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