Sporting Events

7th Asian Youth Girls Volleyball needs female liason officers

Posted in Sporting Events, Volleyball News

As I was scanning rpspikers.tk, I read this write-up by Coach Odjie regarding the league’s need for liaison officers. For those who are interested, you can reach him on his rpspikers account. As much as I want to be a part of this event, fate won’t allow me (haha). Read Coach’s piece below and I personally urge each one of you to participate. Peace out!

The Organizing Committee for the 7th Youth Girls Volleyball Championship still needs volunteers to serve as Liaison Officers for the participating teams in this event….

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3rd Miranda Cup Invitational Volleyball tournament

Posted in Miranda Cup, Sporting Events, Volleyball News

Never heard of this tournament before. This Miranda Cup Invitational tournament (Men’s Volleyball) is being participated by a total of 10 teams for the Men’s Division and 4 for the Women’s Division. At this point, Ateneo de Manila and St. Jude College are leading with undefeated records 5-0 and 4-0 respectively.

Miranda Cup is being held every weekends at the Metro Manila College (MMC) in Novaliches, Quezon City. Game this coming Sunday, August 31 will be as follows:

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2008 Beijing Olympics: biggest flop in Philippine Sports

Posted in 2008 Beijing Olympics, Reflections

The 2008 Beijing Olympics ended with a very flamboyant and elaborate ceremony in the China’s new landmark, the Bird’s Nest. The recently concluded Olympics is said to be the most successful edition in terms of organization, sportsmanship. The opening and closing ceremonies were just spectacular. For the first time, an Asian country topped the gold medal count. And that was China as many expected. Being the host country, they had delegates in all the sports and disciplines. Having more than 600 Chinese Olympians, the favor was really theirs.

For the third time since the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, we came home empty-handed. But at least we got a Gold Medal consolation from Willy Wang for the Wushu event. Although this was just a demo event and is not part of the main Olympic sports. Nonetheless, it was wonderful to see fellow Pinoy Willy as he was raising the Philippine flag. Even though he looks more like a Chinese than a Filipino and has a Chinese twang, at least he can sing the Philippine national anthem.

Here are the rankings of other Asian countries:

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Preliminary Volleyball games in Beijing Olympics

Posted in 2008 Beijing Olympics

I came across this website that you can watch the preliminary volleyball games in Beijing Olympics. You will see the new Mikasa MVA 200 ball used in the games. Here is the website- www.volleyball-video.com. Enjoy watching the games.

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14 days to go before the Olympics

Posted in 2008 Beijing Olympics, Other News

There will be a total of 15 Filipino athletes who will be representing our country in the upcoming 2008 Beijing Olympics which will start on August 8, 2008. And they are:

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Carrying the Olympic Torch for the Philippines

Posted in 2008 Beijing Olympics, Volleyball News

After completing his 40 meters of fame as he carries the Olympic torch for the 2008 Beijing Olympics last Monday (7th July 2008), Marco Torres goes back to Manila to thank the Filipino community who supported him.

Marco says:

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Fellow Filipino Marco Torres to carry the Olympic Torch today – July 7, 2008

Posted in 2008 Beijing Olympics, Volleyball News

Marco Torres

It’s going to be today!!! In case you haven’t heard, fellow Filipino Marco Torres has been selected as one of eight expats to carry the Olympic Torch for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The last time a Filipino held the torch was 44 years ago during the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Today will be a historic day for Marco and all the Pinoys around the globe.

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Olympic Torch update from Marco Torres

Posted in 2008 Beijing Olympics, Volleyball News

UPDATE (from Marco): Another change in schedule. Seems it will finally happen on Monday July 7, 2008. I’ll keep you posted.

A fellow Filipino, Marcos Antonio Torres has just become one of eight expats to carry the Olympic torch for China. He is the only Filipino by the way who got the second most number of votes with a total of 13,342. Marco will be doing his leg and carry the Olympic torch on July 7, 2008 at Lanzhou in Gansu province. Here’s an update coming from Marco:

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2008 National Volleyball Open

Posted in Sporting Events, Volleyball News

The UAAP hype, the V-League excitement, the power of the PVF Intercollegiate Volleyball Tournament… Whew! The first quarter of 2008 was really a blast for all of us volleyball fans. Volleyball aficionados flocked the venues to witness these respective events and it never fails to give us euphoria. Come October, the Asian Junior Girl’s Volleyball Championships will take its place at the country. But for the mean time, are going on hiatus? I don’t think so.

At the end of the month of June is the beginning of a new battle that will surely leave us breathless. The National Volleyball Open, sanctioned by the Philippine Volleyball Federation (PVF), will officially begin on June 30, 2008. It is said that the opening is going to be staged at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum, here in Manila. The temporary venue for the July 1-3 games is the TIP Gymnasium, and then back at Rizal Memorial Coliseum for the July 4-6 games.

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Torch relay updates from Marco Torres

Posted in 2008 Beijing Olympics

Marco Torres, a proud Filipino, is one of the selected expat torchbearers for the 2008 Beijing Olympics in China. Here’s an update from Marco all the way from China:

Hi guys, I’m sure all the news are reaching you. It had quite a controversial run or trot or jog in London (where someone tried to grab the torch while another waited for it with a fire extinguisher) and Paris (where a man attempted to grab it from a girl on a wheelchair who is now so popular here). In San Francisco, they had to re-route the relay to the dismay of both the pro-China and pro-Tibet revelers. As my mom whose based in Sacramento says, “Chinese people I know who traveled all the way to see the torch in San Francisco felt robbed.”

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