on cheating and sourgraping

Friday, December 02, 2005

It's a good thing the Thai sports officials apologized for the remarks of their Prime Minister. But, I'm still disappointed and outraged that the PM said there were incidents of cheating in the Sea Games.

Thai sports officials apologize for “inappropriate, baseless” report
By Edwin Rollon

THAI sports officials Thursday apologized to the Philippines for the negative issues brought about by a Thai newspaper report which they called “inappropriate and baseless’.

Chaiyapak Siriwat, vice president of the Thailand Olympic Council, said he was surprised when informed about the issues and extended his apologies to Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Jose Cojuangco and other members of the Southeast Asian Games Federation Council (SEAGF).

“The report was inappropriate and I feel sorry for this. On behalf of the Thailand Sports Council I apologize for whatever inconvenience brought about by the senseless report,” said Siriwat during the SEAG Federation Council meeting at the Hyatt Hotel.

read the full news report here.

Just because their athletes aren't faring as well as our athletes, it doesn't mean that there was cheating involved. Talk about sour-graping. Ininsulto naman nya yung kakayahan ng atletang Pilipino. Nakakainis. Our athletes are doing their best to perform well and bring honor to our country and they do not deserve these baseless, inappropriate remarks. Neither does the international pool of judges and referees, whose abilities were indirectly questoned. Hindi ba nya alam na ayon sa IOC, ang isang referee o judge ay hindi pwede mag-preside sa isang laro kapag kasali ang kababayan nya, para siguradong walang bias? For example, sa taekwondo match ni Donnie Geisler at ng Thai jin, hindi Pinoy at hindi rin Thai ang referee.

Hay nakoh, basta ako bilib sa kakayahan ng athetes natin. GO Pinoy!

Pero natawa ako sa news reports kagabi na may kumakalat na teaxt messages na nagsasabing si Garci ang "umayos" ng resulta ng mga laro. Hahaha! Kaya lang naisip ko, dahil kaya perceived na nagcheat ang pangulo sa nakaraang eleksiyon, kaya pumasok sa isip ng iba na nation of cheaters na ang Pinas? GRRRR!!!!!!!

Lord, wag naman sana.


Anonymous said...

I wish I have the chance to follow the Sea Games. But with how much time work consumes, I can only get my updates through blogs like yours hehe. Go pinoy! ~eLa

Thanks for the greeting, Jen!

Jennie said...

Hi eLa! :) you'd be pleased to know we're the overall champions :D yey!

you're welcome :) have a great week ahead!