Essay About Sports In The Philippines

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After Mansueto Velasco bagged a silver medal in the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics, the Philippines has never taken home the bacon in the biggest international sports competition ever again. Also noticeable was the downhill performance of the country in the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games), where we compete against our Asian country neighbours in the southeast. When we hosted the 2005 SEA Games, we dominated the competition after winning our first-ever overall championship. But after that beaten record, the country failed to even rank above fifth place in the succeeding SEA Games (Bueza, 2015). So why is it that the Philippines haven’t improved for the past decades? Why is it that we have never again seen the Philippine flag be raised and the national anthem be played in the awarding ceremonies of international competitions?…show more content…
Due to lack of facilities, most of our delegates have to train overseas. Since not all of our athletes have the money to do this, they are forced to use and make the most out of whatever resources are available. We do have the Mall of Asia Arena, Smart Araneta Coliseum, and the new Philippine arena and Sports Complex owned by the religious group INC as places for sports training and events but, the country has to have its own training facilities were athletes can be trained to win medals and bring pride for our nation. The congested Rizal Memorial Stadium where the 1981, 1991, and 2005 SEA Games were held is nothing close to the My Dinh Stadium of Vietnam or the Marina Bay Floating Platform of Singapore. In 2010, the PSC had the vision to build a training centre for our national delegates in Clark, Pampanga. They are also envisioning the Narciso Sports Complex in Lingayen, Pangasinan to be an aquatic sports training and research centre. However, these projects still remained as plans up to this

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