RP and the SEA Games

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SEA Games champion at last
There's no denying the Philippines the overall title this time.
Pounding the opposition on various fronts, Team Philippines yesterday clinched its first ever overall championship of the Southeast Asian Games with a Day 8 deluge of 23 golds, pulling away from the opposition and rendering today's closing events with no bearing.

So Unlikely for a Premiere

Thailand's Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra will seek informal talks with Southeast Asian nation leaders over alleged biased officiating in the SEA Games. He questions some of the decisions in favor of the host country, which led to the defeat of Thai taekwondo competitors, including Olympic bronze medallist Yaowapa Burapolchai.

"We may need to talk to straighten out the fact that it would not be good for things to continue as they are," he said yesterday, without elaborating, or referring to any particular sporting events or decisions by referees.

"Watching a number of the events has made me question how things have turned out. But I don't know what to say. The SEA Games will no longer be popular or commonly accepted if it continues in this way," he said, alluding to the fact that decisions in some events have favored local athletes.

"It is hard to win at the Games since the hosts are cheating," Jaruk Areerajakaran, secretary general of Thailand's Olympic Committee told reporters, conceding that the Thai team would not be able to win its targeted 110 to 118 gold medals.

Sya na rin ang nagsabi...(ano pa inaangal n'ya?)

"The primary objective of the Games is to encourage a spirit of fair play and to develop ourselves athletically - not just to win medals," Thaksin said.

Political Stigma?
It doesn't mean that if our President is being accused of cheating her way to Presidency is that the Pinoy athletes are cheating. Our athletes are just regaining our dignity by gaining medals despite of our leaders political disgrace and by showing that even though we have a rotting political system we are not bunch of losers not to mentioned we have the so called "homecourt advantage" and how can a host nation rigged results in huge proportions? Inspired lang talaga ang Pinoy. Hope we can keep it up on the next SEA Games.. Mabuhay ang Manlalarong Pinoy....

4 Responses to “RP and the SEA Games”

  1. Anonymous pisyong 

    how can a host nation rigged results in huge proportions?

    Better ask Garci!! hehehe

  2. Anonymous Jerome 

    Indeed, parang their making it a really huge deal ung sea games. Sana naman they'll accept na na magaling talga ang mga Pinoy. Pls visit my blog- http://www.allicanhandle.blogspot.com & Noypi Writers (No1. Advocate of Amateur Filipino Writers- http://www.noypiwriters.1l.com

    Mabuhay mga Pinoy!

  3. Anonymous andres 

    Pinoys are born athletes hindi talaga tayo papatalo kahit kanino why we are always attached this things to our political failures. history repeat itself remember the little league that sport writer al mendoza exposed. so it's in our blood hope we can change... we are good athletes anyway.

  4. Anonymous pisyong 

    talagang magaling ang Pinoy sa larangan ng palakasan dami na nga nating Gold Medal sa SEAG. Sa ASIAN games kaya magkakaalaman na...o kaya kelan kaya tayo magkaka Olympic Gold? Isports lang pre' kaya galingan naman natin...Isaisang-tabi ang politika ibigay ang budget ng atleta at wag sa sariling bulsa..

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