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Baguio hailed for support in annual Milo Olympics
by Ofelia C. Empian

SPORTS PASSION -- Champion MMA fighter Eduard Folayang leads younger top athletes in lighting the torch during the opening rites of the North and Central Luzon Milo Little Olympics slated from Sept. 8 to 10 in Baguio. The event aims to build the skills and talents of young athletes preparing them to become champions not only in national competitions but international sports games as well. -- Ofelia Empian

For five consecutive years, Baguio has been the host of the North and Central Luzon Milo Little Olympics due to the city government’s continued support.

Milo Sports Executive Lester Castillo said in a recent media forum the city is still the most favorable host for the annual friendly games among young athletes.

He lauded the city government, the police and the partnership of various volunteer groups for the safety and overall operations of the games.

“All our events can be accommodated by the various venues here and the full support of Baguio makes us come back to conduct the Milo Little Olympics here,” he said.

The event, which was slated from Sept. 8 to 10 features 15 sports disciplines like arnis, athletics, badminton, basketball, chess, football, karatedo, gymnastics, scrabble, sepak takraw, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, and volleyball.

“In this event, we are letting the kids experience what its like to participate in the Olympics,” Castillo said, adding this is their way of reaching out to participants from the grassroots level of Regions I, II, III and the Cordillera. 

He said it is up for discussion among organizers when asked of the possibility of the addition of indigenous games and paralympics in the little Olympics.

Also, the national finals of the little Olympics, which was done years back, wherein champions in the regional finals get a chance to compete in the national level, will still not push through this year.

Castillo said they have decided not to push through with the national finals but instead use the supposed resources in assisting the conduct of the Palarong Pambansa and in strengthening the grassroots level, which is in the regional level.

The Milo Little Olympics, in partnership with the Department of Education, Philippine Sports Commission, and Philippine Olympic Committee, has been an institution since its establishment in 1988 in developing young athletes especially from the communities’ in the country through its sports competition seen to augment the sports programs of the government.

 
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