twitterfacebookgoogle+register
+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 6 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 54

Thread: Pinoy athletes in the Beijing Olympics

Share/Bookmark
  1. #11

    Re: Pinoy athletes in the Beijing Olympics

    Tradition?

    Winning tradition? Isip....isip....isip.... isip.

    Wala, eh.

    Palusot! Palusot! Palusot!

    Teka saan ba magandang magsimula....

    Kidding aside, ano nga ba ang ibig sabihin ng tradition?

    Yung nakagawian na?

    I guess we all know about it. :'( :'( :'( :'(
    We had a head start in this game. At one time we had a glorious 3rd place finish in the World Championship and was the undisputed power in Asia. But the world has learned how to play it. They may not be as good as us,but they have enough smarts to make use of their height. That is enough to beat us.

  2. #12

    Re: Pinoy athletes in the Beijing Olympics

    Philippine olympic tradition-

    we started participating in 1924 and participated each time except in 1980 when the US and its allies led a boycott of the moscow olympics. we have 2 silver and 7 bronze medals. in exhibition sports, we have 1 gold and 2 bronze medals.

    we have 4 years to prepare our athletes for each olympiad but each time we start preparing a year before the scheduled olympiad.

    every time, our excuse for failure is lack of money. in the meantime, similarly poor nations like sri lanka, vietnam and mongolia seem to find ways to win olympic medals. vietnam! this was a nation devastated by decades of revolution and warfare and now they're doing better at the olympics than we are.

    after our boycott of the 80 olympics, we've since won 1 silver and 2 bronze medals in 24 years of participation over 6 olympiads. in that same period, our SEA neighbors indonesia have won 22 medals including 5 gold while thailand has won 15 including 5 gold. don't tell me the thais and indons are physically superior to us or that their economy or they have a much bigger war chest than we do. it's just that they've gotten their acts together while we continue to send mediocre athletes and junketeers to the games.

    michael phelps has more olympic golds than we have total olympic medals.

  3. #13

    Re: Pinoy athletes in the Beijing Olympics

    But there's something we can build upon with Tae Kwon Do as an Olympic sport. Ang kulang lang sa mga Jins natin ay exposure to int'l competition- yung consistent and extensive. Magastos ang mag-travel para sa atin, kaya may kakulangan dyan. (Dito lamang ang mga Europeans dahil madali at marami silang cross-border competitions na nilalabanan; at ang mga Middle East countries because of their petro-dollars. Our ASEAN neighbors still consider sports as a political and/or ideological tool kaya may state funding. Eh, dito sa atin? Political platform ang sports! Mga pvtang in@!)

    Pero sa TKD, the local organization and the structure we have here, beginning at the age group level is commendable. Pati yung pag define ng boundaries na sakop ng isang accredited coach ay malinaw.

    It's the organization that will search for and develop talented kids. Talent alone will take us nowhere. Dapat may support structure that will follow through on the development of the kids.

    I think this is just the 3rd time TKD is competed in the Olympics, but the sport has been popular here since the 80s. Kung bakit walang headstart in our favor when it was first included in the Olympics; imo, though popular, it was looked at differently it being a non-Olympic event. So, kahit may 2 or 3 World Champions tayo in the 80s, the level ebbed in the 90s and resurgence happened only after Athens.

    In the Athens Olympics we could have won 1 or 2 medals in TKD, pero nabalian si Geisler at na-hometown si Rivero. No excuses, just a statement of facts.

    For the other events that are part of the Olympic calendar since the times of our grandfathers', well, the NSAs are all to blame for their debacle.

    Duon, may tradition sila.
    We had a head start in this game. At one time we had a glorious 3rd place finish in the World Championship and was the undisputed power in Asia. But the world has learned how to play it. They may not be as good as us,but they have enough smarts to make use of their height. That is enough to beat us.

  4. #14

    Re: Pinoy athletes in the Beijing Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by yungha
    Philippine olympic tradition-

    we started participating in 1924 and participated each time except in 1980 when the US and its allies led a boycott of the moscow olympics. we have 2 silver and 7 bronze medals. in exhibition sports, we have 1 gold and 2 bronze medals.

    we have 4 years to prepare our athletes for each olympiad but each time we start preparing a year before the scheduled olympiad.

    every time, our excuse for failure is lack of money. in the meantime, similarly poor nations like sri lanka, vietnam and mongolia seem to find ways to win olympic medals. vietnam! this was a nation devastated by decades of revolution and warfare and now they're doing better at the olympics than we are.

    after our boycott of the 80 olympics, we've since won 1 silver and 2 bronze medals in 24 years of participation over 6 olympiads. in that same period, our SEA neighbors indonesia have won 22 medals including 5 gold while thailand has won 15 including 5 gold. don't tell me the thais and indons are physically superior to us or that their economy or they have a much bigger war chest than we do. it's just that they've gotten their acts together while we continue to send mediocre athletes and junketeers to the games.

    michael phelps has more olympic golds than we have total olympic medals.

    Thanks. Olympic misadventure. Ang lalaki ng ego nating mga pinoy, pero bokya pa din. :D
    COURAGE SAN BEDA! / ¡ÁNIMO SAN BEDA!
    Understand? / ¿Entiendes?

  5. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    The Hinterlands of San Mateo
    Posts
    3,204

    Re: Pinoy athletes in the Beijing Olympics

    accountability is needed. where is it?

    it should start with the leadership.
    Defining John Paul is an exercise in futility...

  6. #16

    Re: Pinoy athletes in the Beijing Olympics

    the situation's so pathetic that our contingent in the athletes village celebrates when our swimmers break their philippine records. yes they break the record but in the overall standings they're not even in the top 20.

    sheila mae perez finished 23rd in the 3-meter springboard. only the top 18 qualify for the next round. she was over 20 pts off the 18th and final qualifier. she should be good for another olympic run in 2012. but she has to improve dramatically.

    speaking of leadership, i believe our sports leaders prepare our athletes for low-level tournaments like the sea games and are content to win at this level. the sea games is the probably the least competitive regional tournament in the world and winning even 200 gold medals there won't mean squat if we don't translate it to asian games or olympic success. we have to train our athletes to be at least asian standard. that way, that would mean they could compete toe-to-toe with the chinese, japanese and south koreans which have all truly arrived as global sporting powers.

  7. #17

    Re: Pinoy athletes in the Beijing Olympics

    we are one of the few if not the only nation where elementary and high school is crammed into 10 years whereas other nations have 12 years of primary and 2ndary schooling.

    The result of cramming all these academic subjects into 10 years means much less time for P.E. In other countries, the whole morning is devoted to academics while the whole afternoon is for P.E. This is one reason aside from genetics why high schoolers in other countries specially western countries are bigger. (Human growth is a result of genetics, food ,physical exercise and other environmental factors).

    to show you what i mean. my uncles who are immigrants in the U.S. have average height of around 5'6" to 5'7", and their wives are around 5 feet flat, but their sons(my cousins) who grew up in the US are around 5'10" to 6'2".


  8. #18

    Re: Pinoy athletes in the Beijing Olympics

    ^ even if we devote more time to P.E., i'm afraid most of the kids will be playing basketball anyway. it's unfortunate because some of those basketball-playing kids will be great at track and field. maybe we can ask feu athletic director mark molina to do the country a favor by training their 6'5 juniors center russel escoto for track and field. i swear he only needs to flick his ankles (no need to bend at the knees) to dunk with 2 hands. with proper training he can be a world-class high jumper or long jumper. runs like a gazelle too.

  9. #19

    Re: Pinoy athletes in the Beijing Olympics

    good luck tsomlee! may all your sacrifices bear fruit. lead us to the promised land!

  10. #20

    Re: Pinoy athletes in the Beijing Olympics

    our bad fortune continues. Tsomlee Go was defeated by ryan carneli of australia, 1-0. tsomlee will have a chance to go for the bronze if carneli advances to the medal rounds.


 
+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 6 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

 
Visitor count:
Copyright © 2005 - 2013. Gameface.ph