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Rio Games begin today

Even if only for two weeks, can “Faster-Higher-Stronger” overpower deadlier, scarier and bloodier? Can the Olympic Games still offer the world momentary levity, distract from terror, shootings, poverty and other worries in globally grim times? If not, what use is the multibillion-dollar celebration of youthful endeavor and mostly niche sports?

Colonia to Rio

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Colonia to Rio

On the strength of his strong showing the last year, Zamboanga City lifter Nestor Colonia has been awarded a quota place in the Rio Olympics this August.

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Patafa’s Rio dilemma

Cebu running queen Mary Joy Tabal made the grade for a slot to the 2016 Rio Olympics after placing eighth in the women’s category of the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon yesterday in the Canadian capital of Ottawa.

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PAL to find ways for Rio participants

Philippine Airlines, the country’s flag-carrier, is determined to ferry Team Philippines to the 2016 Rio Olympics despite its absence of direct routes to Brazil, the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) said.

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Torres bags Asian Masters gold

Veteran long jumper Marestella Torres intensified her Rio Olympics preparations after capturing the gold medal in her age group division in the 19th Asian Masters Athletics Championships at the National Stadium in Kallang, Singapore.

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Work cut out for Torres

Veteran long jumper Marestella Torres remains hopeful things will work out on her third try as the country’s representative in the upcoming Rio Olympics.

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