Mindanao Milo Little Olympics

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Saturday, June 19, 2010


MINDANAO'S most awaited event for school-based athletes in elementary and secondary levels will be held again in Cagayan de Oro City.

Now on its 14th year, the Milo Little Olympics will be played at the Don Gregorio Pelaez Sports and other viable playing venues in the city from July 30 to August 1.

"We owe it to the peaceful surroundings of Cagayan de Oro known as the City of Golden Friendship that we've been trusted for over a decade now to host the Mindanao-wide Milo Little Olympics," said event coordinator Megdonio R. Llamera, who is up for a more challenging assignment as also this year's organizer of the 2nd National Milo Little Olympics, which debuted in grand fashion last year in the Queen City of the South.

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"That's why much early atong pag-hold sa Milo regional games kay atong gi-accept ang responsibility as the next host of the National Finals. Taas ang standard nga gi-set sa Cebu as host of the Milolympics National Finals' inaugural show but we're determined enough to also prove our capability," Llamera told Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro.

Deadline for registration in the regional level is set on July 26. This way, Llamera said the secretariat and screening committees will find enough time to evaluate those qualified only to compete in Milo's 12 sporting events namely swimming, athletics, badminton, chess, football, gymnastics, lawn tennis, scrabble, sepak takraw, table tennis, taekwondo and volleyball.

Llamera said participating schools are required to participate in at least three sports disciplines to qualify for the overall ranking of performance for them to be entitled of the awards and incentives.

Also, the schools are to submit to the secretariat a gallery of photographs indicating the individual players in every event they will be participating in. Birth certificates from the National Statistics Office are also compulsory for screening purposes.

Unlike in the past, however, the selection of the most outstanding athletes per event will no longer be done during the Mindanao regional games.

"It has been agreed to select instead the most outstanding athletes during the conduct of the 2nd National Milo Little Olympics on Oct. 13 to 17 of this year," revealed Llamera.

Interested schools may secure the registration form and inquire for other details at the Milo Secretariat which holds office at Don Gregorio Pelaez Sports Center through telephone number (08822) 727289. (LLS/With UCQ reports)

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