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
TOKYO - The countdown for the Tokyo Olympics has hit 365 days.To mark the year-to-go mark, the gold, silver and bronze Olympic medals are to be unveiled Wednesday as part of daylong ceremonies around the Japanese capital.Tokyo's ...
Jul 23, 2019
TOKYO - Despite scandals, rising costs and doubts about the economic payoff, the Tokyo Olympics will be a must-see event - if you can find a ticket or a hotel room - when they open in a year.Tokyo was supposed to be a " ...
Jul 22, 2019
TOKYO - A cart-like robot scuttles across the field to bring back javelins and discuses. A towering screen-on-wheels is designed for "virtual" attendance. The cute ones are, naturally, the likeness of the Olympic and Paralympic mascots.Japanese automaker Toyota Motor ...
Jul 22, 2019
ICHINOMIYA, Japan - As one of the new sports added to the program for 2020 Tokyo Olympics, surfing is arguably the most glamorous and is sure to bring a new dimension as the IOC seeks a younger audience.The big question for Tokyo ...
Jul 21, 2019
FARMINGDALE, New York - Rory McIlroy will likely go to the 2020 Olympics and represent Ireland.The 30-year-old from Northern Ireland disclosed his decision on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time), two days before the start of the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black. ...
May 15, 2019
LEBRON James focusing on commitments outside competitive basketball after a frustrating first season with the Lakers, and the NBA star has ruled out seeing action for Team USA in Fiba World Cup."I love everything about Pop, obviously," James told Joe Vardon ...
Apr 1, 2019
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