THE Philippine Sports Commission vowed support to Tokyo-bound athletes and other Olympic hopefuls even as a huge part of its budget is redirected by government to the efforts to combat the coronavirus.By virtue of Republic Act 11469 or the Bayanihan ...
Jun 18, 2020
TOKYO - These are lonely times for thousands of souvenirs in dozens of Tokyo 2020 Olympic stores, which are drawing few customers with the postponed games more than a year away and facing an unclear future.And they're worrying moments for ...
May 11, 2020
SYDNEY - Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates has predicted that next year's coronavirus-delayed Tokyo Games "may ultimately be amongst the great games ever, if not the greatest."The Sydney-born Coates, who oversees planning for the Tokyo Olympics for ...
May 9, 2020
WITH tears in her eyes, Nadine Apetz asked herself "why not one more day?"The German boxer had waited four years, and a ticket to the Tokyo Olympics was tantalizingly close when the qualifying tournament in London was suspended because of the ...
Apr 25, 2020
TOKYO - An open conflict broke out between Tokyo Olympic organizers and the IOC on Tuesday over who will pay for the unprecedented year-long postponement.Tokyo spokesman Masa Takaya said the organizing committee asked the Switzerland-based International Olympic Committee to remove ...
Apr 22, 2020
LOS ANGELES - Keyshawn Davis took several weeks to choose his path to boxing stardom after the Tokyo Olympics were postponed.Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, the top professional prospect on the US Olympic qualification team was suddenly facing nearly a year without ...
Apr 21, 2020
TOKYO - A Japanese professor of infectious disease says he is "very pessimistic" the postponed Tokyo Olympics can open in 15 months."To be honest with you, I don't think the Olympics is likely to be held next year," Kentaro Iwata, ...
Apr 20, 2020
AFTER 15 years in professional basketball, Andrew Bogut is close to making a decision on when to end his career. The new coronavirus and subsequent postponement of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo isn't making it any easier.The 35-year- ...
Apr 19, 2020
TOKYO - A group representing the homeless is asking to use the Athletes Village for next year's Tokyo Olympics as a shelter during the coronavirus pandemic.An online petition addressed to Tokyo Olympic organizers and the city government has drawn tens ...
Apr 18, 2020
TOKYO - IOC member John Coates, who oversees planning for next year's Tokyo Olympics, has claimed the postponed games could help "kick start" Japan's economy.Japan has been devastated like many countries by the coronavirus pandemic and could be ...
Apr 18, 2020
TOKYO - As the coronavirus spreads in Japan, the chief executive of the Tokyo Games said on Friday he can't guarantee the postponed Olympics will be staged next year - even with the long delay.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe issued an ...
Apr 11, 2020
GENEVA - FIFA has extended the age limit for the men's football tournament at the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics due to the coronavirus pandemic.The amended Olympic rule on Friday retains the "players born on or after Jan. 1, 1997" standard for ...
Apr 4, 2020
ROME - After new dates were announced for the Tokyo Olympics, swimming's governing body is going back to the drawing board to figure out when to hold its next world championships.The biannual aquatics event was scheduled for Fukuoka, Japan, from ...
Apr 1, 2020
KNOWING when the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics will be solves one problem for USA Basketball.And it creates a few others.Let's assume that the 2020-21 NBA season is over by next July, a premise that also assumes some sort ...
Mar 31, 2020
TOKYO - The countdown clocks have been reset and are ticking again for the Tokyo Olympics.The model outside Tokyo Station, and others across the Japanese capital were switched on almost immediately after organizers announced the new dates - July 23 to Aug. 8, ...
Mar 31, 2020
TOKYO - Tokyo Olympic President Yoshiro Mori said on Monday he expects to talk with IOC President Thomas Bach this week about potential dates and other details for the rescheduled games next year.The International Olympic Committee and Japanese organizers last week postponed ...
Mar 30, 2020
TOKYO - Before the Olympics were postponed, Japan looked like it had coronavirus infections contained, even as they spread in neighboring countries. Now that the games have been pushed to next year, Tokyo's cases are spiking, and the city's ...
Mar 30, 2020
LONDON - The date of the next world track championships is in limbo until the International Olympic Committee decides on a new schedule for the postponed Tokyo Games.Sebastian Coe, the Olympic great who is now president of World Athletics, said on Friday ...
Mar 28, 2020
DENVER - The postponement of the Tokyo Games has catapulted the sports organizations that make up the backbone of the US Olympic team into crisis.At least one has already started layoffs and others are desperate to stay solvent. Some are expecting a ...
Mar 28, 2020
HIGHLIGHTS of their very best moments are still available on compact discs, maybe even actual video tape. When teammates shout out, "Hey, old man" - well, they know that's directed at them.At first glance, America's Justin Gatlin and ...
Mar 26, 2020
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