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Rio legacy: White elephants and graft

Rio legacy: White elephants and graft

The Rio de Janeiro Olympics was a world class party, but a year later, there’s no end in sight to the painful hangover gripping Latin America’s biggest country.

Bad knee hurts bid of Colonia

Rio De Janeiro Olympics veteran Nestor Colonia, the country’s lone entry in weightlifting in the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia has virtually ruled out any podium finish in the men’s 56-kilogram division.

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PSL chairman Philip Ella Juico yesterday said half of the ticket sales for their first two playdates on June 6 and 8 will be donated to Lariba, the Rio de Janeiro Olympics competitor who has been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.

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A strong field of former Olympians, national team players will be fielded by the competing teams against Foton Pilipinas when the AVC Asian Women’s Club Championship fires off on Saturday at the Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan City.

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Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Andrew Wiggins has opted out of Team Canada duty as the country makes a last-gasp bid to qualify for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

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Ladon loses in gold bout

Light Flyweight Rogen Ladon, still ecstatic over his big win yesterday to earn a slot in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics later this year, fell short of his mission to preserve his lofty number one position here as he narrowly lost his finals bout with Hasanboy Dusmatov of Uzbekistan Friday afternoon.

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