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Halftime Thoughts: Can individual sports thrive in the Philippines?

Nearly a month has passed since the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, wherein the Philippine team achieved its most historic campaign since the 1932 Los Angeles Games by garnering four podium finishes: gold for Hidilyn Diaz (weightlifting), two silvers for Nesthy Petecio and Carlo Paalam, and a bronze for Eumir Marcial (boxing), all notably coming from individual…

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Philippines’ most historic Olympics campaign

Team Philippines capped off its most decorated Olympics campaign ever with four medals, highlighted by a historic first gold medal along with two silvers and a bronze at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games held last July 23 to August 8.  After a 97-year drought, the country finally clinched the elusive gold in the Summer Games…

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2021 USG EB looks back on performance despite shortened year

For the Lasallian community, 2021 was a year of many firsts, and the same holds true for the University Student Government (USG). Extenuating circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic precipitated DLSU’s first-ever online elections, and alongside it, the USG’s first fully online administration.  Needless to say, for the current USG Executive Board (EB), many…

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Jumping over barriers with obstacle course racing

American Ninja Warrior, the obstacle course television show, has garnered massive popularity over the past decade, sparking interest in the ever-growing sport of Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) over the last few years. The Filipino’s talent has proven that they can make it big in the sport and be the foundation for OCR’s immense potential. Competitors…

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Trailing on new ground: Inside DLSU sports teams’ virtual recruitment

With the cancellation of the UAAP season, athletes and coaches alike have fully adapted to the online setup. The quarantine period has affected how the University recruits athletes—forced to communicate digitally, coaches can no longer approach prospects face-to-face. Eyes on the prize Normally, the players would be toured around the campus, while the coaches connect…

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Establishing volleyball culture: PNVF leads path to pinnacle

After gaining international recognition, the Philippine National Volleyball Federation Inc. (PNVF) now sets its attention on further cementing the progress and ascension of volleyball in the country. With the new adjustments in the volleyball community, the governing body is looking to produce a stable, formidable team for every level of competition. Furthermore, its presence creates…

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Setbacks and comebacks: Theo Lacson reborn

While society has been more accepting toward the LGBTQIA community in recent years, transgender men and women still experience discrimination in their daily lives. Oftentimes, they are less understood and accepted by society, as they are rarely represented authentically. And in the world of sports where queerness is still very much taboo, trans athletes are…