Filipino American Will Compete in Winter Olympics

Asian Journal, Joseph Pimentel Posted: Feb 04, 2010

There will be a Filipino participating in the 21st Winter Olympics. No one (as of press time) will represent the Philippines in the upcoming Winter Olympics. But there is a Filipino American representing the United States.

Fil-Am Amanda Evora and pairs figure skating partner Mark Ladwig qualified for the Winter Olympic games after placing second at the U.S. Championships in Washington earlier this month, earning them the right to represent the United States in the pairs’ figure skating event in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, BC in February. Evora was born in New York City and resides in Bradenton, Fla.

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Rudy/Ibe on Feb 22, 2010 at 18:24:03 said:

TO MR. ALFRED CU : Though you\'re right our beloved country, the Philippines cannot not cultivate such prestigious international honors for itself, let these rising stars contribute honors to our race and be proud to be a Pilipino. Savor this excitement as long as it last, and maybe it could start making us aware that together if we believe in ourselves, we can attain what other great countries has done for themselves. Trying in this kind of competition and winning will open our hearts that we can be a great nation also. See what China has done. Believe in ourselves , stop fighting and being apolitical that most of us now do in every street but think how we can be united and have a common goal inspite of diversity in our people. We shall move together as a nation.


Ed on Feb 21, 2010 at 11:14:12 said:

Would I be allowed to represent the Philippines in the next winter or summer Olympics if I was born in the Philippines but I now live in the U.S.

One of my parents is Filipino. I believe I have dual citizenship.

I would be honored to earn a position to represent the Philippines.


Joseph on Feb 15, 2010 at 22:24:52 said:

Don't overlook JR Celski. His mother is Filipino. He won the BRONZE medal. Yes, it is reflective of our Filipino culture because both JR Celski and Amanda Evora are of Filipino decent. Congratulations to both of them and for making me proud as they represent the United States but the Filipino Culture in their blood!


M Rivera, MD on Feb 14, 2010 at 22:41:40 said:

I wish the Philippine Media lalo na yung Sports Department do some coverage with the Filipinos participating in the Winter Olympics.

@ Alfredo Cu, it's not just about the citizenship but the excellence of the individual himself, who is, by genetics still Filipino. Lalo na si Evora.

Hindi kasi excuse na dahil wala namang snow sa pilipinas, hindi na dapat pagkaabalahan ang Winter Olympics or any sports involving ice.

India has a delagation.. last time i checked wala rin naman snow dun.

i'm just proud to be Pinoy!


Proud Pinay on Feb 14, 2010 at 21:08:45 said:

There is another Filipino American in the Winter Olympics, JR Celski a speed skater. He is only 19 years old and suffered a horrific, almost life ending injury during the Olympic trials. He is dubbed Apolo Anton Ohno's heir and he has already won a bronze! It's nice to see Filipino's do well.


ck in kansas on Feb 14, 2010 at 19:36:56 said:

o pinoy ikaw pinoy ipakita sa mundo!!!


BING DIESTRO on Feb 12, 2010 at 20:26:57 said:

It's sad to have not had a Philippine representative. Though we have to recognize the financial burdens that this kind of activities would made our struggling country would have to face, Children in school must be given the chance to harness their potentials, if not our adult generation today. Their potential must be harnessed so as to represent or country not just on boxing and billiards but wide range of sports varieties, which will definitely boost our confidence and unity as a nation - a representation that we win because we are one with our countrymen, one with the world beyond boundaries, cultures and traditions. I hope that the next FIlipino generations would enjoy this world's greatest experiences
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ALFREDO CU on Feb 04, 2010 at 04:29:35 said:

IF EVORA AND HER PARTNER WON THE GOLD IN FIGURE SKATING IN WINTER OLYMPIC, THE CHAMPIONSHIP IS FOR UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NOT FOR THE PHILIPPINES BECAUSE EVORA IS AMERICAN CITIZEN NOT A PINAY...FILIPINO BLOOD IS OUT OF USA---ZERO..

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