CEBU organizer Ricky Ballesteros felt that everything was running smoothly as the first weekend of the 15th Milo Little Olympics wrapped up last weekend at the Cebu City Sports Center.

It was a weekend filled with many surprises, as unforeseen teams showed potentials to secure the top post in the elementary and secondary divisions, such as the University of San Carlos Basic Education (USC-BED) and the Cebu Institute of Technology.

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“So far so good, the events went on smoothly, we will finish all the events on time for the awarding,” Ballesteros said.

Overwhelmed

Ballesteros said he is overwhelmed by the athletes’ showmanship this year. He feels they have a bigger chance of retaining the national championship title.

He said the NCR squad is working hard on their swimming team because it was the first time that the NCR team lost in a national competition.

“Based on the results in swimming, we can put up a good fight against NCR since most of our swimmers who will qualify for national titles posted impressive times, so with our athletics team,” Ballesteros said.

Quality

With last year’s poor showing of the taekwondo team, Rene Brojan, the taekwondo tournament manager, assured that this year they will be fielding quality athletes.

After last weekend’s tournament, he is confident the athletes who will represent the Visayas team are all competitive.

Ballesteros said the remaining events, such as football, basketball, volleyball and others, will resume this weekend.