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Top travel moments of 2012

Top travel moments of 2012

By Sun, Dec 23, 2012 6:14AM UTC Comments Off Top travel moments of 2012

PARACHUTING from the edge of space, commemorating the RMS Titanic and social media highs are just some of the amazing travel moments that have taken place in 2012. Many of these have been covered on Visited Planet / Travel Wire Asia this year. Let’s take a look back at the year in travel. January –...

Philippines amateur boxing needs surgical procedure

By Sun, Aug 05, 2012 10:49AM UTC 13 Comments

Mark Anthony Barriga put up a valiant fight but he came up short in his quest to end a 16-year medal drought for the Philippines in the ongoing London Olympics by bowing out to Kazakhstan’s Birzhan Zhakypov in a close and heartbreaking loss, 17-16. With Barriga out, the Philippine medal campaign in London is virtually...

Philippines pins Olympic hopes on Barriga

By Fri, Aug 03, 2012 7:45AM UTC 4 Comments

Ending a 16-year medal drought at the quadrennial sports event now lies heavily on the shoulders of Mark Anthony Barriga, the tiniest in the 11-man delegation of Philippine athletes to the 2012 London Olympics after the rest of Filipino campaigners continue to fail to qualify and advance in other events. Barriga will try to crash...

India’s Olympic team abuzz about mysterious lady in red

By Mon, Jul 30, 2012 9:55AM UTC 2 Comments London Olympics Opening Ceremony

LONDON (AP) — A mysterious woman in red has caused an international incident at the London Olympics. Indian officials are mystified — and miffed — after an unknown young woman managed to march with the country’s athletes and officials during the opening ceremony Friday night. Games organizers on Sunday downplayed security concerns around the unscripted...

India: Bhopal victims hold own Olympics to protest Dow

By Fri, Jul 27, 2012 10:43AM UTC Comments Off India Bhopal Games

BHOPAL, India (AP) — Dozens of giggling children in wheelchairs or limping on twisted limbs raced for gold Thursday in their own “Special Olympics” organized in an effort to shame London Games sponsor Dow Chemical Co. over the deadly 1984 Bhopal gas leak. Cheered on by parents and activists, the children — teenagers and kids...