IOC official to Filipino athletes: Strive to do your best

By , on August 16, 2017


Iinternational Olympic Commitee (IOC) Representative to the Philippines, Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski. (Photo by Primo Agatep via PNA)
Iinternational Olympic Commitee (IOC) Representative to the Philippines, Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski. (Photo by Primo Agatep via PNA)

MANILA –   International Olympic Committee (IOC) Representative  to the Philippines, Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski, rallied our national athletes  participating in the 29th Southeast Asian  Games  (SEAG) to  do their best and carry the values of Olympism -respect, friendship and excellence.

“I’m a true Filipino, and I’m very excited to our athletes,” she said.  “Syempre naalala ko rin  yung mga araw na competitor din ako.”

Cojuangco-Jaworski  was interviewed by PNA before Monday’s special board meeting of the Philippine Olympic Committee in Pasig.

“Im grateful for all the opportunites, for being an athlete,” said the IOC official, who thanked  the millions of Filipinos who supported her and her team before.

“I’m  praying that all our athletes would be able to maximize their talents  at the SEA Games , at maganda  syempre ang resulta ng mga atleta natin,” said  Cojuangco-Jaworski, also a  medalist in equestrian.

The IOC official emphasized: “Focus in performing your best in the competitions, a few years after,  we realized that we had really precious experiences and memories. Kaya I’m very excited for our athletes –the present,  their future, everything that they will experience sa SEA Games.”

She also told athletes to embrace the Olympic values –  respect, friendship and excellence, especially (they) have the opportunity to compete and represent our country.

She said “fair play come with respect, we have to play clean, we have to show respect in as much we want to be respected.”

“In friendship, we are able to observe how they (athletes of ASEAN)  move and conduct their training, by doing so – we learn each other’s  culture and  become rich –in heart and in mind.”

“Excellence–no matter what we are doing,  we have  to strive to  do our best,” she said.

In sports, she said one must work hard to get good results and eventually earn the respect of others including fellow athletes and competitors.

“Achievements come with adversity, that you can learn from defeat and you have to be humble in victory. Sa sports lang talaga makikita,”  the  IOC official stressed.