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.
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.
Why we need sports psychology
by Bill Velasco - December 21, 2020 - 12:00am
The unemployment, isolation and confinement experienced by many people have led some to believe that 2020 has been a most depressing year.
Sean Chambers: Good enough, never is
by Bill Velasco - December 19, 2020 - 12:00am
“It gives me two separate lives.
The PSC of tomorrow
by Bill Velasco - December 14, 2020 - 12:00am
After a period of relative quiet, the Philippine Sports Commission is in the news again.
Fix the problem, not the blame
by Bill Velasco - December 12, 2020 - 12:00am
“The Japanese have a saying: ‘Fix the problem, not the blame.’ Find out what’s (screwed) up and fix it. Nobody gets blamed. “ – Sean Connery as Capt.Julius Connor, “Rising...
GAB Summit a big hit
by Bill Velasco - December 7, 2020 - 12:00am
The second Philippine Professional Sports Summit, hosted by the Games and Amusements Board all day Saturday, proved a resounding success.
A parent’s worst nightmare (Part 2)
by Bill Velasco - December 5, 2020 - 12:00am
It has been almost a year sportsman and race organizer Adi delos Reyes’ only child Andrew has been languishing in San Mateo Jail in Rizal.
A parent’s worst nightmare
by Bill Velasco - November 30, 2020 - 12:00am
Incarceration is one of the worst punishments men inflict upon one another.
Stakeholders to PHILTA: Act on ITF ban
by Bill Velasco - November 28, 2020 - 12:00am
National tennis team members are im­ploring the Philippine Tennis Association to immediately act on the two-year suspension meted out by the Interna­tional Tennis Federation.
What will 2021 look like?
by Bill Velasco - November 23, 2020 - 12:00am
The announcements of vaccines that will be available for clinical testing in the Philippines and global mass distribution some time next year are spurring the planning of more and more sports activities.
Network sports wars
by Bill Velasco - November 21, 2020 - 12:00am
The news seeped out Thursday evening, past the deadline of most major newspapers: the NCAA has selected GMA Network as its new broadcast partner.
GAB’s inclusiveness breakthroughs
by Bill Velasco - November 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Friday was a historic day for the Games and Amusements Board.
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