2015 in Philippine sports

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The following is a list of notable events and developments that are related to Philippine sports in 2015.

Events[edit]

Athletics[edit]

  • February 1 – Runners of the 2015 Condura Skyway Marathon pays tribute to the 44 SAF troopers who killed in a clash in Mamasapano, Maguindanao as they salute while passing the soldiers.[1]
  • February 15 – 50,000 runners were participated in the 2015 Philhealth Nationwide Run with the theme "PhilHealth: Ready, TSeKaP, Go," simultaneously held in major areas in the country.[2]
  • February 21 – In half-distance triathlon Domenico Passuello of Italy and Emma Pooley of the United Kingdom won at the Yellow Cab Challenge Philippine Subic-Bataan edition. Passuello won the men's category while Pooley won the women's category of the triathlon event.[3]
  • February 28 – Mark Harry Diones bagged four straight gold medals and helped JRU Heavy Bombers to win their fifth straight championship in the NCAA Season 90 track and field competition.[4]
  • March 8 – Australian Tim Reed and Great Britain national Parys Edwards claimed the championship title in the inaugural edition of Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 held in Subic Bay, Zambales.[5]
  • March 1921 – Fil-Am Caleb Stuart and Karen Janairo were the top performers in the first National Open Invitational Athletics Cup organized by PATAFA, held in Laguna.[6]
  • April 12 – PO1 Dandelion Bumahit won the title as the best finisher in the 21k run of the recently concluded DZMM Takbo 2015 held at the Bonifacio Global City for the benefit of the scholars of the said radio station.[7]
  • April 2526 – Subic Bay hosted the 2015 ASTC Triathlon Asian Cup.[8]
  • December 6 – The national finals of the 39th Milo Marathon to be held in Angeles, Pampanga.

Basketball[edit]

Salud handed a new role as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the PBA after his resignation as the commissioner.
  • March 68 – The annual 2015 PBA All-Star Weekend was held at the Coliseum in Puerto Princesa, Palawan.[22] Rey Guevarra crowned as the Slam Dunk Champion for the second time in a row. In the main event, the South All Stars crown as the dance-off champions, while its rival, the North All Stars won the All Star Game, 166-161. Three Point Shootout king Terrence Romeo hailed as the MVP of the game.[23]
  • March 8 – Ateneo de Cebu-Sacred Heart Eagles junior cagers Felix Jaboneta and Zachary Huang lead the team's victory in the 2015 NBTC championship, after they beat the NCAA juniors champion San Beda, 82-78.[24]
  • March 15 – Rain or Shine Elasto Painters star Beau Belga went on his scorching mood after his unsportsman-like behavior during the game against Barangay Ginebra San Miguel in the eliminations continuation of the PBA Philippine Cup. Belga fined P70k by the league and he then apologized to the public.[25]

Boxing[edit]

  • February 7 – Pinoy Pride 29: Fists of Fury at USEP Gym, Davao City: Jason Pagara knocks-out Cesar Chavez, for two straight times during the early rounds. Pagara defended his WBO International junior welterweight title. Genesis Servania wins a unanimous decision over Juan Luis Hernandez.[42][43]
  • March 28 – Pinoy Pride 30: D-Day at Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City: Nonito Donaire made his come back return after he knock-down William Prado during the second round. Donnie Nietes also knocks-out Gilberto Parra in rounds 8 and 9 for a 10th-round technical knockout to retained his WBO light flyweight crown. Albert Pagara wins a TKO over Rodolfo Hernandez to defend his IBF Intercontinental junior featherweight title.[44]
Manny Pacquiao lost the boxing match, dubbed "Fight of the Century", against Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Cheerdance, streetdance, and dancesport[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Collegiate sports[edit]

Golf[edit]

Football[edit]

Taekwondo[edit]

  • February 28March 1 – Filipino taekwando jins was competed up against foreign antagonists in the country's hosting of the Asia-Pacific Taekwondo Invitational Championships held at SM City Iloilo. After the tournament, the Philippine team scored 3 golds and 3 silver medals.[67]

Tennis[edit]

Volleyball[edit]

Other sports[edit]

Sports governing bodies[edit]

  • January 25 – The Philippine Volleyball Federation holding their own elections for the federation's board, without an observer representing the POC. PVF President Karl Chan got the most number of votes for a seat in the board.[98]
  • March 2 – PSC and POC executives, together with Pampanga congressman Yeng Guiao and Davao Del Norte congressman Anthony del Rosario inspected the 50-hectare property in Clark Freeport Zone for the initial construction of the National Training Center.[99]

Records and recognitions[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January
February
March
April
May
July
August
September
  • September 10 – Jose "Jun" Castro, Jr, former Philippine Sports Commission commissioner and the first Milo Marathon's race director (b. 1944)[117]
  • September 30 – Rene Cruz, former Philippine Olympic Committee president (1992-1996) (b.1930)[118]
October
December

See also[edit]

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