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US Olympic Committee apologizes for swimmers’ ‘robbery’ incident

The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has apologized after the ‘robbery’ incident involving four of Team USA’s swimmers: one of the most-decorated swimmers in American history Ryan Lochte, Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and James Feige.....»»

Category: newsSource: mb.com.ph mb.com.phAug 19th, 2016

SBP expecting for the worst as it awaits sanctions from Fiba

Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas is expecting the worst as it awaits the decision from Fiba in the aftermath of the brawl between the Philippines and Australia in the World Cup Asian Qualifiers last Monday. Panlilio said the governing body will submit the Philippines' statement on the incident to Fiba July 10. "We're hoping that our position can be heard when we submit it, and hopefully the sanctions are not very heavy Again, expect the worst that there will be sanctions," said Panlilio during the meeting at the PBA office on Thursday. Panlilio met with PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial Philippine Olympic Committee secretary general Patrick Gregorio and Gilas players to discuss...Keep on reading: SBP expecting for the worst as it awaits sanctions from Fiba.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

DSWD: Ifugao beneficiaries to get cash grants after probe into P2.7-M robbery

After P2.7 million worth of payouts for Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries were stolen in Ifugao, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said that cash disbursement would resume after a "thorough investigation" of the robbery-holdup incident.   "The Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) assured the DSWD that the pay-out will be rescheduled once the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Tinoc and members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) have finished investigating the incident and have cleared the area where the incident took place," DSWD said in a statementon Wednesday.   "The Department apologizes for any inconvenience the inciden...Keep on reading: DSWD: Ifugao beneficiaries to get cash grants after probe into P2.7-M robbery.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

Lochte apologizes for not being more candid about incident

By Peter Premangan, Mauricio Savarese, and Luis Andres Henao, Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — U.S Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte has apologized for his behavior surrounding an early-morning incident at a Rio de Janeiro gas station, saying h.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 19th, 2016

US swimmers made up Rio robbery, vandalized gas station — police

US swimmer Ryan Lochte and three Olympic teammates were not robbed in Rio as they claimed but were detained after drunkenly vandalizing a gas station bathroom, police said Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 19th, 2016

US swimmers in robbery probe pulled off plane

RIO DE JANEIRO – Two Olympic swimmers were taken off their flight from Brazil to the US on Wednesday by local authorities amid an investigation into a report.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2016

Koreas to meet IOC in February on joint Olympic bid | The Manila Times Online

SEOUL: The two Koreas on Friday agreed to hold talks with the International Olympic Committee on their joint bid for the 2032 Summer Games in February, Seoul said, as aREAD The post Koreas to meet IOC.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 15th, 2018

Sports world must join climate change crusade - IOC | The Manila Times Online

KATOWICE, Poland: The world of sports must join the effort to tame global warming, and the International Olympic Committee intends to lead the way, it said on Tuesday (Wednesday inREAD The post Sports.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

U.S. Olympic Committee slammed in review of Nassar abuse case

  LOS ANGELES, USA – A damning report into US gymnastics' sex abuse scandal lambasted the United States Olympic Committee on Monday, December 10, saying the body had helped create the environment which allowed former team doctor Larry Nassar  to abuse hundreds of athletes. The 233-page report said senior USOC executives had ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

IOC eases off support for electronic gaming as Olympic event

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee has slowed its support for recognizing electronic gaming as a sport. After an Olympic leaders' meeting on Saturday, the IOC says "discussion about the inclusion of esports/egames as a medal event on the Olympic program is premature." Enthusiasm has seemed to dim since the IOC hosted a July conference with esports organizers and players. Sports bodies are now advised to "continue to engage with this (gaming) community, whilst at the same time acknowledging that uncertainties remain." The IOC rules out cooperation with violent games, and suggests virtual and augmented reality could become more popular with young people. "Commercially driven" gaming was also compared unfavorably with "values-based" sports. The IOC says governing bodies will continue meeting gaming industry officials "to explore jointly collaborative projects.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

POC hands off on swim issue

At least for now, the Philippine Olympic Committee would rather be outside looking in as the Philippine Swimming Inc. faces intra-corporate problems......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

POC asked: Resolve swim row

The group questioning the current leadership within the Philippine Swimming Inc. has aired an appeal for the Philippine Olympic Committee to step in and help settle the issue – for good......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Bach and IOC: No Olympic city ever as ready as Tokyo

TOKYO --- IOC President Thomas Bach and other International Olympic Committee members are calling Tokyo the best prepared host city in memory. Still, there are obstacles ahead for the 2020 Games, though small by the standards of the corruption-plagued Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016. John Coates, the head of an IOC inspection team, wrapped up three days of meetings in Tokyo on Wednesday and said the city's summer heat is a growing worry. Organizers are proposing to start the marathon between 5:30-6 a.m., and have moved up morning rugby matches by 90 minutes to play in the cooler air. Mountain biking will be contested later in the afternoon for the same reason. Organizer...Keep on reading: Bach and IOC: No Olympic city ever as ready as Tokyo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

It’s final: Panned logo of 2019 SEA Games spawns mascot

The Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee finally revealed the official mascot and the logo of the upcoming meet next year, and it appears it has finalized a widely criticized design. The government used the same logo of 11 conjoined circles presented to the Olympic Council of Asia last August and was met with ire […] The post It’s final: Panned logo of 2019 SEA Games spawns mascot appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

UAAP Finals: UP apologizes for school official s controversial post towards Ateneo players

The University of the Philippines has categorically distanced itself from controversial statements posted on social media by one of its school officials. “We dissociate ourselves as a Board from Regent [Spocky] Farolan’s statements and actions,” the UP Board of Regents (BOR), the school’s highest decision-making body, said in a statement released on Monday. It then continued, “Whatever his motives may have been, there is no excuse sowing fear and confusion especially at a time when (UP’s) attention should have been focused on the rising successes of its athletic program. We view with extreme disapproval and condemn violence in any form.” Last Sunday, Farolan posted on his Facebook account a cryptic message that seemed to hint at forthcoming injuries to Ateneo players. “Sayang hindi kumpleto ang players ng Ateneo sa Wednesday. Tatlo injured. Pili na kayo kung sinu-sino mga yon,” he said, adding three devil emojis at the end of it. The post was made a day after the Blue Eagles topped the Fighting Maroons to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three Finals in UAAP Season 81. The post went viral not long after and Farolan came under fire for his cryptic message. He ultimately deleted the post before saying “there was sarcasm in that comment which may not have been immediately and easily perceived by some.” Now, the UP BOR has bared that Farolan has apologized for his post during their board meeting. “The BOR takes note of the apology of Farolan regarding his post that appeared to advocate the use of violence against members of the men’s basketball team of Ateneo,” its statement said. Nonetheless, the UP BOR made it a point to extend apologies to its neighboring school. “We apologize to the officials, staff, and athletes of Ateneo for any anxiety Regent Farolan’s statements may have caused. We also deeply regret the dampening of the euphoria of UP reaching the UAAP Finals,” it said. The BOR also made it a point to state that it is against Farolan’s re-appointment to the board. “Committed to a higher standard of accountability for its members, the BOR withdraws recommendation for the re-appointment of Regent Farolan,” its statement said. The BOR is made up of 11 regents – the head of the Commission on Higher Education; the president of UP; the chairperson of the Senate Committee on Education, Arts, and Culture; the chairperson of the House Committee on Higher and Technical Education; the president of the UP Alumni Association; one Faculty Regent; one Staff Regent; one Student Regent; and three presidential appointees. Farolan is a presidential appointee. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

2019 SEA Games countdown begins

ANGELES CITY, Pampanga --- The one-year countdown for the country’s hosting of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games began Friday night at the Bayanihan Park here. Sports officials from 11 countries in the region headed by Philippine Olympic Committee president Ricky Vargas, Philippine Sports Commission head Butch Ramirez and PHI SEA Games Organizing Committee chairman Alan Peter Cayetano spearheaded the colorful ceremony as they launched the countdown clock situated in the middle of the huge structure of the biennial meet’s official logo. The event also launched the official theme of the Games ‘We win as One’ with the hashtag #2019SEAGames. Delegates from the participating nations also checked the Games venues including the main hub New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac where the medal-rich sports athletics and swimming are to be held. “After the countdown clock we have 365 days to go so ang ating athletes ay train, train train. Ang atin pong SEA Games organizers ay build, build, build, and then tayo naman ang trabaho natin is to prepare, prepare, prepare. Medyo mahirap na trabaho pero exciting times for Philippine sports and our athletes,” said Cayetano. A total of 56 sports – the most in history - are to be played in the 30th edition of the Games. The country’s fourth hosting of the event since 1981, 1991 and in 2005, where the country became the overall champion.             --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

7 ex-Las Piñas cops linked to kidnapping surrender to police

Seven former personnel of the Las Pias City Police linked to alleged kidnapping and extortion have surrendered to authorities. PO1 Erickson Rivera was the first to surrender to the police on Wednesday. His alleged cohorts ---PO3 Joel Lupig, PO2 Vener Guanlao, PO1 Mark Jefferson Fulgenio, PO1 Jeffrey De Leon, PO2 Jayson Arrelano, and PO1 Raymart Gomez --- later surrendered on the same day, police said on Thursday. The police officers were accompanied by their lawyers and relatives, according to the police report. Their surrender stemmed from an entrapment operation for alleged robbery-extortion incident launched on November 21 by joint police units, which led to the arrest of a 1...Keep on reading: 7 ex-Las Piñas cops linked to kidnapping surrender to police.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

POC to welcome 4 new NSAs | Inquirer Sports

The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) will accept into its general assembly national sports associations (NSAs) in surfing, floorball, tchoukball and sikaran on Thursday The post POC to welcome 4 new.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2018

Rakhimov elected to run amateur boxing despite IOC criticism

An Uzbek businessman who has been accused of ties to organized crime was elected president of the amateur boxing association on Saturday, putting the sport on a collision course with the International Olympic Committee......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

New Metro Manila minimum wage set at 500 to P537 | Evening wRap – Manila Video

The Department of Labor and Employment confirms the P25 across-the-board wage hike for minimum wage earners in Metro Manila. The Department of Transportation or DOTr apologizes for an incident between MRT security personnel and a young man with a learning disability at its North Avenue Station. United States President Donald Trump faces pushback from his… link: New Metro Manila minimum wage set at 500 to P537 | Evening wRap – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

New Metro Manila minimum wage set at 500 to P537 | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: The Department of Labor and Employment confirms the P25 across-the-board wage hike for minimum wage earners in Metro Manila. The Department of Transportation or DOTr apologizes for an incident between MRT security personnel and a young man with a learning disability at its North Avenue Station. United States President ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018