Carlo Paalam advances to medal round of Olympic qualifiers

Glendale G. Rosal 06/01/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines– Carlo Paalam pulled himself closer to earning a spot to the Paris Games after advancing to the medal round of the ongoing 2nd World Boxing Qualification Tournament in Bangkok, Thailand, on Friday evening, May…

Ceniza is 3rd Cebuano weightlifter in history to qualify for the Olympics

Glendale G. Rosal 04/03/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — John Febuar Ceniza etched a historic milestone in his weightlifting career as the third Cebuano lifter who made it into the Olympics. The 25-year-old Cebuano served as the third one from Cebu to…

Cebuano weightlifter Ceniza vows to give all to qualify for Olympics

Glendale G. Rosal 03/19/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters’ ace weightlifter John Febuar Ceniza vows to give his best to qualify for the Paris Olympics scheduled later this year. Ceniza is one of the two Cebuano weightlifters,…

Fajardo, AJ Edu out for Gilas in first window of Asia Cup Qualifiers

02/20/2024

MANILA, Philippines— June Mar Fajardo and AJ Edu and announced on Monday that they will not be joining the Gilas Pilipinas in the first window of the qualifiers slated on Thursday and Sunday. Edu will be sidelined…

Sad Pacquiao accepts his Olympic dream is over

Agence France Presse 02/19/2024

A “saddened and disappointed” Manny Pacquiao conceded Monday his Olympic boxing dream was over after the ring great was denied a berth at this year’s Paris games. The International Olympic Committee rejected a special request for Pacquiao…

Durant ready to play for USA at Paris Olympics

10/03/2023

New York, United States— Kevin Durant, LeBron James and Stephen Curry were among the NBA superstars who said on Monday they were interested in playing for the United States at the 2024 Paris Olympics. An American lineup of…

Hidilyn Diaz nears fifth straight Olympic berth

June Navarro 09/09/2023

MANILA, Philippines-Weightlifting star Hidilyn Diaz-Naranjo stayed within range of a fifth straight appearance in the Olympics next year in Paris. The country’s first and only Olympic gold medalist finished seventh in the women’s 59kg of the 2023…

Manny Pacquiao wants to fight in Paris Olympics

June Navarro - Reporter 08/30/2023

MANILA, Philippines –Manny Pacquiao has a huge trophy room filled with championship belts, medals, and an assortment of boxing accolades in a career masterpiece spanning over three decades. But if you look closely at the considerable stockpile…

EJ Obiena qualifies for Paris Olympics

June Navarro - Reporter / @junavINQ 07/03/2023

MANILA, Philippines-EJ Obiena just placed an early reservation for Paris. Obiena became the first Filipino to punch a ticket to the 2024 Olympics after clearing the Olympic standard of 5.82 meters at the Bauhaus Galan in Stockholm,…

Filipinas battle powerhouse Australia in Olympic qualifying event

Glendale G. Rosal 05/20/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Filipinas, the Philippine women’s football team is grouped alongside two football powerhouses in the Paris 2024 Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament second round slated later this year. The FIFA Women’s World Cup-bound Filipinas have…

Hidilyn Diaz on track for Paris Olympics despite fourth place finish in Asian Championships

Francis T.J. Ochoa 05/07/2023

MANILA, Philippines–Hidilyn Diaz-Naranjo fared decently in her initial foray into the 59-kilogram class, finishing fourth overall in the Asian Weightlifting Championships in Jinju, South Korea on Sunday. Despite finishing out of a medal, Diaz-Naranjo remained on track with…

Team Cebu City scores 8 big wins in amateur boxing competition

Glendale G. Rosal 04/16/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Boxers under coach Ryan Illustrisimo of Coach Gigil racked up eight wins in last Saturday’s Cebu City Junior Olympics amateur boxing event held at the Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC) boxing gymnasium. The monthly…

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