Sports yearend stories 2019 - updates

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Tokyo 2020: 10 sports to watch in PH Olympic drive

Jan 03, 2020 - 3:32 PM

With the Olympics just around the bend, the Philippines turns to 10 sports in its bid for Tokyo 2020 berths

Crowns, curses and magic: Why we love PH sports in the 2010s

Dec 31, 2019 - 10:34 PM

Check out the most memorable moments of the this decade in Philippine sports

Power plays, record romps: Top Filipino athletes of 2019

Dec 30, 2019 - 8:31 PM

Meet the athletes who made 2019 a year to remember for Philippine sports

On parties and pressure: Best sports quotes in 2019

Dec 27, 2019 - 6:42 PM

Here are this year's top quotes from some of the world’s best athletes

Notable deaths around the world in 2019

Dec 27, 2019 - 12:27 PM

Here are some of the notable deaths of 2019

MERCI. This photograph taken on October 5, 2019, shows a portrait of late French President Jacques Chirac at the "Musee du President Jacques Chirac" (President Jacques Chirac museum), the museum opened to public, free of charge on October 5 and 6, 2019 in Sarran, central France. Photo by Georges Gobet/AFP

For better or for worse: Moments that defined Gilas Pilipinas in 2019

Dec 26, 2019 - 3:41 PM

From finishing last in the FIBA World Cup to winning another gold in the Southeast Asian Games, it was a roller-coaster year for Gilas Pilipinas

Photos from fiba.basketball and Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Hotter, faster, pricier: 10 records in 2019

Dec 26, 2019 - 12:59 PM

A look back at 10 new records in the year about to end

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge (white jersey) celebrates after busting the mythical two-hour barrier for the marathon on October 12 2019 in Vienna. - Kipchoge holds the men's world record for the distance with a time of 2hr 01min 39sec, which he set in the flat Berlin marathon on September 16, 2018. He tried in May 2017 to break the two-hour barrier, running on the Monza National Autodrome racing circuit in Italy, failing narrowly in 2hr 00min 25sec. (Photo by HERBERT NEUBAUER / APA / AFP) / Austria OUT

Jack Animam: ‘This is the year of women's basketball’

Dec 22, 2019 - 5:36 PM

‘I think this year is really redemption,’ says Gilas Women team standout Jack Animam, who wishes the Philippines will soon have a women’s basketball league

STELLAR YEAR. Jack Animam is part of the Gilas Women team that can bring in more support for women's basketball in the Philippines. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Dream come true: EJ Obiena caps off stellar year with SEA Games gold

Dec 20, 2019 - 7:50 PM

'It's like a telenovela. I couldn't have written it better. Things have been going really bad and in my home country, I finally win the gold,' says EJ Obiena

VINDICATION. EJ Obiena completes a six-year wait for the elusive SEA Games gold in front of the home crowd. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Colorful, dramatic: The highs and lows of SEA Games 2019

Dec 14, 2019 - 11:40 AM

Controversies, inspiring stories, record-breaking performances, and heart-tugging moments – the 2019 Southeast Asian Games had it all

CURTAINS CLOSED. The Philippines' fourth hosting of the 2019 SEA Games wraps up. Photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler, Leanne Jazul/Rappler, and Beatrice Go/Rappler