Honoring Jorge Vargas

SPORTING CHANCE – Joaquin M. Henson (The Philippine Star) – March 30, 2021 – 12:00am In history, there is one man who paved the way for the Philippines to be recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as a country of consequence in the world of sports. He was Jorge B. Vargas who became the first Filipino member of the IOC in 1936. Frank Elizalde and Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski later followed in his footsteps to represent the Philippines in the IOC. Vargas was a founding member of the Philippine Amateur Athletic Federation (PAAF), precursor of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC), i…

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