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July was a thrilling month for women athletes

In the world of women’s sports, the month of July was thrilling. From July 23 to July 30, the second edition of the most prestigious stage race on the women’s cycling calendar—the Tour de France Femmes—tested the best female cyclists from around the world as they covered a 956-kilometer route throughout France. Of course, there’s...


Filipinas’ World Cup Cinderella run ends, but applause, admiration remain

The FIFA Women’s World Cup match on July 30 that pitted a heavyweight against a team playing for the first time on football’s grandest stage resulted in what most sports pundits expected. Hope that the Filipinas—or the Philippine Women’s National Football Team—would pull an upset against Norway had been stoked by its 1-0 win in...


Bolden is golden and Filipinas make World Cup herstory

Don’t count them out yet. It’s true that the Filipinas—or the Philippine Women’s National Football Team—were blanked, 2-0, by the top-ranked Swiss squad in their historic FIFA Women’s World Cup debut last July 21, strengthening the 500-1 chance given by the United Kingdom-based sports betting community platform, OLBG. But against New Zealand, which cohosts the...


Celebrating multi-identities and diversity

This year, Philippine sports got a big boost by the performance of its women’s national football team. In February, the team, Filipinas, reached the semifinals of the Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup, thus qualifying for the FIFA Women’s World Cup. In May, it copped a first-ever medal finish (bronze) at the 31st Southeast Asian Games. And...