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Hontiveros, Buhain at TOPS

August 10, 2021 Robert Andaya 670 views

THE Philippines’ successful campaign in the recent 2021 Tokyo Olympics will be the main topic in the 114th episode of the “Usapang Sports on Air” by the Tabloids Organization in Philippine Sports (TOPS) via Zoom this Thursday, August 12.

Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) Chairman Steve Hontiveros and two-time Olympian Eric Buhain will talk about the Filipinos’ performance in the coronavirus-delayed Olympics, as the country’s sports program moving forward.

Also appearing in the weekly public service program sponsored by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) and Games and Amusements Board (GAB) are Tokyo Olympics boxing quarterfinalist Irish Magno and shooting bet Jayson Valdez.

Hontiveros, a long-time member of the POC since 1977 and currently president of the Philippine Handball Federation, will discuss the country’s participation in the Olympics and the four-medal haul in Tokyo that now stands as the Filipinos’ best-performance ever.

Buhain, the “Face of Philippine swimming” in the 90s and one of the 10 newest enshrinees in the Philippine Sports Hall of Fame, will talk about his experiences as a national swimmer in the 1988 Seoul and 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

Buhain is also former chairman of the PSC and GAB.

Magno, who reached the quarterfinal round of women’s boxing in Tokyo, and Valdez will talk about their experiences in the world’s biggest sporting stage.

TOPS president Ed Andaya of People’s Tonight is inviting all officers and members and friends in the sports community to join the weekly sports forum also shown on Facebook live and YouTube channels.

The session will start at 10 a.m.

TOPS is composed of editors, columnists, reporters and photographers of the country’s leading national tabloids and friends from different social media groups.

This is the 114th episode of the TOPS “Usapang Sports” since its formal launch at the National Press Club in 2018 and its 56th edition since going online due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Veteran sportscaster Ernest Leo Hernandez is the moderator.