Friday, August 22, 2008

Sad, sad day for the Filipino athletes in Beijing, and for the Philippines for that matter. Philippine's last pawn for the elusive gold,-or for any medal actually - Maria Antoinette Rivero lost in round 16 preliminaries against Sandra Saric of Crotia. I personally feel that the Philippines will never be able to get that elusive gold for Filipino athletes are not trained at par with other international athletes. It has been customary for athletes to pay for their own training if they want to be world-class. There's just not enough budget for excellent coaches and world class training facilities. The Filipino athletes need support from the government. It's really quite funny and ironic that private sectors have donated a total of 15 million pesos to pool the token for the athlete who will bring home the gold. I have a suggestion for these generous sponsors and private sectors. Donate your money for the athletes' training and living expenses so they can concentrate on their sport!
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Posted by desperateblogger On 8/22/2008 06:10:00 PM 4 comments

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  1. you are so right..it's ironic that a lot of organizations would donate money for the athletes during crunch time but they would not give out any during training time which is the most important preparatory aspect of the athlete. sana, these donors would realize that their money is just for naught if they give it during competition time instead of the training time.

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  2. Aww. same sentiments. :/

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  3. Very well said Lena!
    We have alot of very good athletes, they have the potential of becoming the world class athletes, but sad to say, there are more corrupt and greedy government officials!

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  4. Dito sa Pilipinas, ang mga athletes are rated according to their political viability.

    An athlete that could herd in money supporters and give the politicians lots of media mileage will totally be showered with money and heaps and heaps of "pabor"

    Look at Manny Pacquaio, he is a celebrity. Kaya maraming katulad ni Atienza na dikit ng dikit sa kanya.

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