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3-time Olympians Diaz, Torres lead delegation

3-time Olympians Diaz, Torres lead delegation

Amid a festive atmosphere, the Philippine flag was formally raised Tuesday inside the Athletes Village as more delegates from the participating countries poured in only three days before the opening ceremony.

Irving joins US squad

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving and Golden State forward Harrison Barnes have agreed to play for the United States at the Rio Olympics, completing the American roster, ESPN reported Saturday.

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NBA: Sorry, Rio, but LeBron is out

LeBron James reportedly joined an NBA All-Star lineup of talent Thursday that will not play for the United States at the Rio Olympics, while Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant will try to bring the Americans a third consecutive gold medal.

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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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The Philippines will have to be content with two boxers in the Rio Olympics as the last hope for another athlete in boxing-Eumir Felix Marcial bowed to Abbas Baraou of Germany in the World Qualifying Event at the Sardachi Oklympic Stadium Saturday afternoon.

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Aside from the dreaded Zika virus, there’s the presence of a “super bacteria” off the waters of Rio de Janeiro that has further increased the threat to athletes vying in the Rio Olympics in August.

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