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  1. It’s sad to see this happen to him. Makes me wish he’d switch allegiance to another country and be more successful there.
  2. The team from was also excluded from the competition after four of its swimmers tested positive for Covid
  3. It’s not the first time anyone has used this system. If I recall correctly, this was used during the most recent South American Games and Bolivarian Games
  4. Yuka Saso chooses Japanese nationality MANILA, Philippines – Yuka Saso heralds her much-awaited return to the LPGA of Japan Tour with a tinge of sadness — as far as her Filipino fans and supporters are concerned — as the reigning US Women’s Open champion announced her decision to choose the Japanese nationality in two years’ time. “I chose Japan because of its nationality law,” the 20-year-old Saso said on the eve of the Toto Japan Classic in Shiga Prefecture, her first JLPGA event since finishing tied for ninth in the Bridgestone Ladies last May. Born to a Japanese father and Filipino mother, the 20-year-old Saso disclosed her citizenship preference to a Japanese news portal Wednesday. https://www.philstar.com/sports/2021/11/03/2138728/yuka-saso-chooses-japanese-nationality
  5. Second medal for Carlos Yulo tonight. This time, it’s silver in the men’s parallel bars
  6. OCA confirm postponement of Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games until 2023 Next year's Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) in Thailand have been pushed back to 2023 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been confirmed. New dates of between November 17 and 26 in 2023 have been set for the event, which will be co-hosted by Thai capital Bangkok and Chonburi. https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1114414/asian-indoor-martial-arts-games-2023
  7. Pardon for the late post. I only found out about his death today. Andre Agassi’s father, Mike Agassi, dies aged 90 Mike Agassi, the father of eight-time Grand Slam champion Andre Agassi, has died aged 90. Born in Iran, Emmanuel Agassi represented his country in boxing at the 1948 Olympic Games in London and the 1952 Games in Helsinki. Andre Agassi's father, Mike Agassi, dies aged 90 - Tennis Majors
  8. Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam to be held in May 2022 Organisers of the postponed Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam have confirmed the event has been rescheduled for mid-May 2022 Reports have suggested the event in Hanoi will be held from May 19 to 25 but the Southeast Asian Games Federation has not yet revealed the exact dates. https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1114331/southeast-asian-games-may-2022-covid
  9. Plus the fact that they prefer to focus on the 2022 Asian Games because it’s the continental qualifying event for the 2024 Summer Olympics.
  10. Aimag rescheduled, delayed SEA Games set for May 2022 According to the president of the Philippine Olympic Committee, the 2021 Southeast Asian Games will take place in May 2023. https://sports.inquirer.net/437770/aimag-rescheduled-delayed-sea-games-set-for-may-2022
  11. Vietnam given until October to decide on the fate of the 2021 Southeast Asian Games https://www.rappler.com/sports/vietnam-given-until-october-decide-southeast-asian-games-fate
  12. Yuri Sedykh. Soviet Union. Winner of the gold medal in the men’s hammer throw at the 1976 and 1980 Summer Olympics and the silver medal at the 1988 Games. Holder of the world record in the event. https://european-athletics.com/news/world-hammer-record-holder-sedykh-dies-at-the-age-of-66
  13. EJ Obiena wins the pole vault at the Golden Roof Challenge in Innsbruck, Austria with a clearance of 5.93 meters. Pending ratification, this is the new Asian record in the event. https://www.rappler.com/sports/ej-obiena-breaks-asian-record-rules-golden-roof-challenge-austria-2021
  14. The competition schedule for the 2022 Commonwealth Games is out: https://images.birmingham2022.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/B2022-CompetitionSchedule-Sep2021-1.pdf
  15. Josephine Medina. Philippine Paralympian. Winner of a bronze medal in table tennis at the 2016 Paralympics. https://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/09/05/21/ppc-chief-barredo-pays-tribute-to-josephine-medina
  16. That's the best news yet for the final!
  17. Plenty of buzz about her in the Philippines now on account of her mother being a Filipino-Canadian.
  18. Leopoldo Serantes. Philippines. Won the bronze medal in boxing’s light-flyweight class at the 1988 Summer Olympics. https://www.rappler.com/sports/boxing/olympic-boxing-medalist-leopoldo-serantes-dies
  19. Rafael Hechanova Sr. Basketball player. Competed for the Philippine national team at the 1952 Summer Olympics and the 1951 and 1954 Asian Games. Before his death at 93 years old, he was the oldest living Filipino Olympian. https://www.rappler.com/sports/basketball-hall-famer-rafael-hechanova-dies
  20. Jacques Rogge. President of the International Olympic Committee from 2001 to 2013. Competed for Belgium in Finn class sailing at three Olympics from 1968 to 1976. https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1112323/ioc-president-rogge-dies
  21. And he’s just a centimeter short of tying the Asian record in the event!
  22. Sasha Zhoya wins the 110 meter hurdles in a world U20 record of 12.72 seconds. It makes you wonder how fast he can run in the event at the senior level.
  23. Race Walker Vladimir Golubnichy. Soviet Union. Age 85. Winner of four Olympic medals including two golds in the 20 kilometer road walk. https://www.worldathletics.org/heritage/news/vladimir-golubnichiy-obituary
  24. Haydee Coloso Espino. Swimming. Philippines. Winner of ten medals at the Asian Games from 1954 to 1962, three of them gold. Competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics in the women’s 100 meters freestyle. https://www.rappler.com/sports/swimmer-haydee-coloso-espino-dies
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