Ever wondered what happened to the Filipino delegation in Beijing four years ago? I just found this article I wrote in my archives, and was surprised that it was quite detailed. Nyahaha. I think that London would just be a repeat of Beijing for us, though I would really love to be proven wrong. 16 years of medal drought na ito, no?
We Won Gold! Too Bad It Doesn’t Count...
The Beijing Olympics ends tonight. If you missed the opening ceremony two weeks ago like I did then you have missed a lot, believe me. With Zhang Yimou heading the said cultural presentation, it is guaranteed to be a spectacular show. The closing ceremony will be aired live tonight at 8 PM, though I do not know if they could replicate the grandeur of two weeks ago.
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was once quoted saying that one of her legacies would be a gold medal in the Olympics. We have to congratulate her because it came true! We won a gold medal... in Wushu, which really does not count because it was just an exhibition sport. I saw a replay of the awarding ceremony earlier this morning. There he was, our Wushu Olympic gold medalist, singing as our national anthem was being played, the Philippine flag flying high between the flags of Malaysia and Chinese Taipei.
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