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Boracay closure affected Christian Tio's Youth Olympics training

Oct 22, 2018 - 5:47 PM

The country's lone medalist in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games says the closure of Boracay prevented him from training in the island

BANNED. Water sports continue to be banned as Boracay Island opens on October 26. Photo courtesy of International Olympic Committe

The week in photos: October 13-19, 2018

Oct 20, 2018 - 6:00 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

SCULPTURE. A child plays in front of a sculpture titled Damien Hirst Looking For Sharks, part of the annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibiton in Sydney on October 19, 2018. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

Despite no medals on last day, PH satisfied with Youth Games campaign

Oct 16, 2018 - 5:39 PM

Kiteboarder Christian Tio is the lone medalist from the Philippines in the Junior Olympics

ONE SILVER. Members of the Philippine YOG team (from l-r) Golfer Yuka Saso, chef de mission Jonne Go, PSC executive director Merly Ibay, Philippine ambassador to Argentina Linglingay Lacanlale, archer Nicole Tagle and Jann Mari Nayre of table tennis. Standing behind them are golfer Carl Janno Corpus, kiteboarder Christian Tio and fencer Lawrence Tan. Photo from PSC-POC Media Group

Christian Tio bags PH's 1st 2018 Youth Olympic Games medal

Oct 14, 2018 - 11:33 PM

Kiteboarder Christian Tio rides to a silver medal finish in the junior Olympics

PODIUM FINISH. Christian Tio impresses as the Philippines crashes into the medal board of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games. Photo from Christian Tio's Facebook

Youth Olympics: Pinay archer reaches quarterfinals

Oct 14, 2018 - 1:39 PM

Philippine bet Nicole Tagle and partner Hendrik Oun of Estonia advance to the archery quarterfinals of the mixed international team event

PH swimmer Nicole Oliva bows out of Youth Olympics

Oct 13, 2018 - 12:15 PM

The 16-year-old fails to secure a medal but her sixth-place finish gives the Philippine swimming team hope for the future

Youth Olympics: Yuka Saso blows medal chance

Oct 12, 2018 - 11:19 PM

The 17-year-old Filipino-Japanese had an opportunity to cop a bronze medal for the Philippines in women’s individual golf

MISSED OPPORTUNITY.  Yuka Saso fails to replicate her Asiad winning run. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Youth Olympics: Yuka Saso falters but still in medal hunt

Oct 11, 2018 - 3:56 PM

The Asian Games champion compiled 145 over two days, 5 strokes off the women's golf tournament leaders

BOUNCE BACK. Yuka Saso looks to rebound after a tough Day 2 in women's golf action. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Jann Mari Nayre falls out of Youth Olympic Games medal contention

Oct 09, 2018 - 1:39 PM

The Filipino ace bows to the world's best junior table netter Kanak Jha

MEDALLESS. Jann Mari Nayre fails to advance to the round of 16, ending his 2018 Youth Olympic Games campaign. Photo by Ting Ledesma/PTTF

Yuka Saso banners PH bets in 2018 Youth Olympic Games

Sep 28, 2018 - 1:39 PM

Seven Filipino athletes will see action in the junior Olympics this October in Buenos Aires, Argentina

CHALLENGE. Asian Games gold medalist Yuka Saso will be competing in the world stage this time around. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Jann Mari Nayre makes history as PH table tennis’ first Youth Olympian

Jun 10, 2018 - 11:18 PM

The rising star nabs a slot in the 2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games

LAST GASP. Jann Mari Nayre makes the most out of last chance of qualifying for the Youth Olympic Games. Photo by Ting Ledesma/PTTF

PH gymnasts seek Youth Olympic Games berth in home competition

May 15, 2018 - 8:21 PM

Philippines hosts Asia's qualifying tournament for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games for the first time

YOUTH OLYMPIC QUALIFIER. Colombian Katish Hernandez performs in the artistic gymnastics women's trampoline competition, during the XVIII Bolivarian Games 2017. File photo by Luis Acosta/AFP

2 Filipino boxers qualify in World Youth Championships

Apr 25, 2018 - 2:50 PM

Brothers Criz Russu and Christian Pitt Laurente secure berths after advancing to the Asian Youth Championships semi-finals

YOUNG STANDOUT. Light flyweight Criz Russu Laurente outclasses Indian Shagolshem Barun Singh. Contributed photo

Covering Nanjing: How sports can bring the world together

Sep 13, 2014 - 11:00 AM

For all the young athletes who went to Nanjing this year’s games were their first Olympic experience For some it will be their only Olympic experience

CULTURAL EXCHANGE. The Youth Olympic Village was home to more than 6,000 young athletes during the Nanjing Youth Olympics. More than the sports events, the athletes also underwent cultural and educational programs. All photos by David Lozada/ Rappler

Filipino athletes cited for winning int'l competitions

Sep 04, 2014 - 3:55 PM

The Senate has adopted two resolutions commending outstanding Filipino athletes for winning the golf and archery tournaments in California and China

Gold medalist Gabriel Moreno wants a simple life after Olympic success

Aug 27, 2014 - 2:58 AM

After winning an archery gold medal at the Youth Olympics Gabriel Moreno dreams of making the 2016 Summer Olympics and pursuing culinary arts

GOLDEN ARROW. Gabriel Moreno takes a bite of the gold medal he won at the Youth Olympic Games. Photo by David Lozada/Rappler

WATCH: Pinoy archer wins gold at Youth Olympics

Aug 25, 2014 - 5:29 PM

Watch video of Pinoy Gabriel Moreno and partner Li Jiaman winning gold at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing China

EAGLE EYE.. Gabriel Moreno focuses on the target. Screen shot from YouTube

PH archer makes history, wins gold in Youth Olympics team event

Aug 24, 2014 - 6:03 PM

Young Filipino archer Gabriel Moreno made history on Sunday as he won a gold medal in the mixed team event of archery in the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games

STANDING TALL. Gabriel Moreno stands next to teammate Li Jiaman of China as they receive their gold medals. Photo from press release

PH gymnast in Youth Olympics: ‘I choose to represent this country’

Aug 22, 2014 - 11:03 PM

For Ava Verdeflor her experience in the Youth Olympics is a stepping stone to her ultimate goal – to represent the Philippines in the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics

PROUD PINOY. Ava Lorein Verdeflor competes on the uneven bars during the qualification round of the artistic gymnastics competition at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games on August 18, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE

PH swimmer tops personal record in Youth Olympics

Aug 21, 2014 - 12:42 AM

Young Filipino swimmer Roxanne Yu might have ended her Youth Olympic journey without a medal but she said she has no regrets

PH REPRESENT. Roxanne Yu broke her personal record in the 100-mete backstroke competition with a 1:05 minutes mark. File photo from Yu

Q and A: Olympic gold medalist Chad Le Clos 'inspires' young athletes

Aug 20, 2014 - 4:54 PM

Rappler s David Lozada spoke with 2012 Summer Olympics swimming champion Chad Le Clos at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games about inspiring the next generation of champions

SWIMMING CHAMPION. Olympic gold medalist Chad Le Clos gives swimming tips to young athletes as part of the culture and education program of the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games. Photo by Mario Lovemore/ IOC Young Reporters

All heart: PH triathlete finishes ‘strong’ in Nanjing YOG

Aug 18, 2014 - 4:04 AM

Just two minutes ahead of the leading pack in the triathlon event Vicky Deldio could ve quit She didn t though and was an inspiration to all of the athletes in Nanjing

PEDAL TO THE METAL. Triathlete Vicky Deldio gives her personal best during the Nanjing Youth Olympics Traithlon event. Photo from the IOC

PH Youth Olympics flag-bearer ‘hopeful’ for a gold medal

Aug 15, 2014 - 10:20 PM

Gabriel Moreno hopes to win the Philippines its first Olympic medal since 1996 His goal as the nation s flag bearer at the Youth Olympic Games is much simpler

HONOR. Archer Gabriel Moreno will be the country's flag-bearer during the opening ceremonies on August 16. Photo from Moreno

Inside Nanjing, 4 days before the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics

Aug 14, 2014 - 2:22 AM

David Lozada takes a look behind the scenes at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing China four days away from opening ceremonies

VIBRANT. The Nanjing Youth Olympic Village transforms into a show of lights at night. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

PH team ‘all set’ for the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games

Aug 09, 2014 - 5:40 PM

The 7 man delegation aged 15 to 17 years old will compete in 6 sports events – triathlon swimming archery track and field artistic gymnastics and air rifle

FOR THE COUNTRY. POC Chairman Peping Cojuangco Jr hands the Philippine flag to YOG CDM Jonne Go during the team send off ceremonies on August 1. Photo by David Lozada

Olympics: IOC set for election fever

Jul 02, 2013 - 8:32 AM

Olympic election fever in Lausanne: 3 cities bid for 2020 Olympics 6 men vying to succeed IOC chief Rogge

The candidate cities: Tokyo, Madrid, and Istanbul.