ON February 26, Filipino citizens from the cruise ship M/V Diamond Princess arrived in New Clark City, which has been designated as a quarantine site for Filipino repatriates from countries hit by COVID-19.Fourteen days later, on March 11, these ...
Mar 13, 2020
TWO MONTHS after the end of the Southeast Asian Games, the Athletes' Village in New Clark City will take on a new role: as a quarantine zone for Pinoy OFWs repatriated from China in the midst of the novel coronavirus outbreak. ...
Feb 7, 2020
On December 11 last year, the Athletics Stadium at New Clark City was packed, with a crowd said to number around 15,000. From one of the northern access gates, thousands of athletes streamed in - runners, swimmers, skateboarders, footballers, shooters, archers, karatekas, ...
Jan 23, 2020
TOKYO - Tokyo Olympic athletes beware - particularly larger ones.The bed frames in the Athletes Village at this year's Olympics will be made of cardboard. Sturdy cardboard."Those beds can stand up to 200 kilograms," explained Takashi Kitajima, the general manager ...
Jan 9, 2020
RIO DE JANEIRO - More than track icon Usain Bolt, trackster Eric Cray got a lot of high seeing and having his picture taken with NBA superstar Kevin Durant during his stint in the XXXI Olympiad here.The country's entry in the ...
Aug 21, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Australian Olympic team members were forced to evacuate their lodgings on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after a small fire in a basement parking area caused smoke to fill the stairwells.Australian team spokesman ...
Jul 30, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Sabotage by unhappy workers may have caused water and gas leaks, blocked toilets and electrical faults that slowed teams from moving into the athletes' village, Rio Olympic organizers said Thursday (Friday, Manila time)."We are considering isolated cases, ...
Jul 29, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Australia's Olympic team leader is keeping the delegation's 700 athletes or staff out of the Athletes Village for at least two days, citing electrical and plumbing problems in the sprawling complex less than two weeks ...
Jul 25, 2016
MADRID - Defending champion Andy Murray says he won't be living in the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, preferring to stay at an apartment with the British tennis team.Murray stayed in the athletes' village in Beijing in 2008, ...
May 4, 2016
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