TOKYO - While again stating there are no plans to cancel or delay the Tokyo Olympics, local organizers postponed training sessions for volunteers on Friday for at least two months because of the virus outbreak spreading from China.About 80,000 people are ...
6 days ago
TOKYO - Tokyo Olympic organizers and the International Olympic Committee said on Friday there is no "Plan B" for the 2020 Games, which open in just over five months and have been jolted by the outbreak of a virus in neighboring China.The ...
Feb 15, 2020
LEBRON James is considering a return to the Olympics.James - a two-time gold medalist and three-time Olympian - is among 44 players announced by USA Basketball on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) as finalists for the team that will play in the ...
Feb 11, 2020
AT THE run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, volleyball-star-turned-TV-host Gretchen Ho will be participating in a storied tradition: the Olympic Torch Relay.She revealed the news on her social media pages on Saturday night, December 28."Guess ...
Dec 28, 2019
GARRY Woodland was runner-up twice against strong fields in South Korea and Kapalua. He won the US Open. He had another top-10 finish at the PGA Championship. And it still wasn't enough to earn one of eight automatic ...
Dec 25, 2019
TOKYO - Tokyo Olympic organizers said on Friday they are spending 1.35 trillion Japanese yen - about US$12.6 billion - to stage next year's games. Organizers said the expenditure is unchanged from a year ago, although robust sponsorship and ticket ...
Dec 21, 2019
TOKYO - Tokyo Olympic organizers and government officials are preparing for everything, including an earthquake taking place during next year's games.They ran a simulation disaster drill on Thursday at the new Ariake venue that will be the site for gymnastics ...
Dec 19, 2019
TOKYO - Tokyo's Olympic tickets continue to be very hard to find - particularly in Japan.Organizers on Wednesday said there were 23 million tickets requested in the latest lottery for Japan residents only. The bad news is that only 1 million ...
Dec 18, 2019
MELBOURNE, Australia - Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown will guide the Australian men's team at next year's Tokyo Olympics.Basketball Australia said on Wednesday he will succeed Andrej Lemanis, who coached the Boomers to the semifinals at the 2016 ...
Nov 27, 2019
THE chances of the Russian flag flying at next year's Olympics took a potentially lethal hit on Friday when anti-doping regulators recommended the country be declared noncompliant for tampering with data that was supposed to help bring the entire ...
Nov 23, 2019
MADRID - Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic have their sights set on playing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Murray said on Wednesday "he would love to compete in Tokyo," and Djokovic acknowledged the Olympics are "very high on the list of wishes for ...
Nov 21, 2019
TOKYO - Roger Federer says he plans to play at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.The Swiss great, a four-time Olympian, says "at the end of the day my heart decided I would love to play at the Olympic Games again."Federer made ...
Oct 15, 2019
USA Basketball had a tough summer.The outlook for 2020 is already much brighter.Plenty of NBA standouts - elite names like Stephen Curry, James Harden, LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis, Draymond Green and Paul George among them - are clearly ...
Oct 1, 2019
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea has formally asked the International Olympic Committee to ban the Japanese "rising sun" flag at next year's Tokyo Games, calling it a symbol of Japan's brutal wartime past and comparing it with the ...
Sep 12, 2019
WITH the team already out of contention for the second round of the Fiba Basketball World Cup, Gilas Pilipinas is now hoping to qualify in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics through the tournament.Seven places in the Olympics are at stake including one ...
Sep 4, 2019
ERNEST John 'EJ' Obiena has passed the Olympic qualifying standard in pole vault ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Games.The Filipino cleared 5.81 meters in a competition in Chiara, Italy, surpassing the 5.80 qualifying standard for men's ...
Sep 4, 2019
TOKYO - Having trouble getting tickets for next year's Tokyo Olympics?That's no problem if you have $60,000 to spare.Tokyo Olympic organizers are offering high-end hospitality packages to Japan residents with prices soaring to 6.35 ...
Aug 22, 2019
PHOENIX Petroleum Philippines has thrown its support behind the Olympic bid of Hidilyn Diaz through a sponsorship deal worth P2 million.The memorandum of agreement was formally signed on Thursday at the Malacañang Palace with Phoenix Petroleum vice-president Raymond Zorilla ...
Aug 8, 2019
GWANGJU, South Korea - An American named Michael. Teenage girls from three different countries. A Hungarian who took down Michael Phelps' favorite world record.New faces emerged in the pool at the world championships a year out from the Tokyo Olympics. They ...
Jul 30, 2019
NEW YORK - Shaun White is pressing forward with plans to shoot for the Summer Olympics in skateboarding.White said Tuesday on NBC's "Today" show (Wednesday, Manila time) that he will compete at world championships in September "and see what happens" ...
Jul 24, 2019
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