Why So Few Filipino Olympic Athletes? ~ Pinoy Reviews

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Why So Few Filipino Olympic Athletes?

I just recently saw the Olympic opening on TV and was fortunate enough to see the Philippine team parading by during that time. I've asked my boyfriend whether all those who are in the parade are the actual atheletes and he said yes. I was dismayed. There were just a handful of players, how can the government expect us to win the Gold?

It just saddens me that the government seems to have sports as a last priority. The government can afford to send half of the congressman on "official trips" abroad and yet, they can't even afford to fund our Olympic team and train more athletes so we can vie for the gold.

*sigh* So, will we win the Olympic Gold this year? From the looks of it, only a miracle can make it possible.

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