TOKYO - The Tokyo Olympics were postponed until 2021 on Tuesday, ending weeks of speculation that the Games could not go ahead as scheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic.The International Olympic Committee (IOC) made the decision after speaking with Japanese Prime Minister ...
Mar 24, 2020
TOKYO - The Tokyo Olympics are going to happen - but almost surely in 2021 rather than in four months as planned.This became clear after the IOC on Sunday announced it was considering a postponement. Major Olympic nations like Canada and Australia have ...
Mar 23, 2020
TORONTO - The Canadian Olympic Committee says it won't send athletes to the Tokyo Games unless they're postponed for a year, becoming the first country to threaten such a move in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.The committee ...
Mar 23, 2020
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The IOC will take up to four weeks to consider postponing the Tokyo Olympics amid mounting criticism of its handling of the coronavirus crisis that now includes a call for delay from the leader of track and field, the biggest ...
Mar 23, 2020
A WORLDWIDE group representing Olympic hopefuls is calling on the IOC to postpone the Tokyo Olympics until the coronavirus pandemic is under control."As the world unites to limit the spread of Covid-19 virus, the IOC ... must do the same," Global ...
Mar 22, 2020
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Despite worldwide concern and speculation about whether the fast-spreading virus outbreak will affect the Tokyo Olympics, the IOC's leadership is not joining in the debate."Neither the word cancellation nor the word postponement was even mentioned," International ...
Mar 5, 2020
TOKYO - Tokyo Olympic organizers reiterated their message on Thursday at the start of two days of meetings with the International Olympic Committee: The 2020 Games will not be waylaid by the virus that is spreading from neighboring China."I would like to ...
Feb 14, 2020
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A wire report came out about the supposed cancellation of the Asia Oceania Boxing Qualifying event in Wuhan, China due to the outbreak of a new Coronavirus.Tokyo-based Kyodo News reported the development Wednesday, saying organizers decided to move the event ...
Jan 22, 2020
THE International Olympic Committee (IOC) will send an observer for the July 18 extraordinary general assembly of the Philippine Olympic Committee.The POC is set to form of the election committee for the July 28 special elections.The IOC said in a ...
Jul 13, 2019
THE International Olympic Committee (IOC) reiterated that the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) should not rush the holding of its special elections to avoid legal issues.The IOC sent a second letter, dated July 2, recommending steps that would lead to a special ...
Jul 3, 2019
MAJORITY of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) executive board doubt if a special elections will push through on Friday following a directive from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to formalize the conduct of the polls.POC secretary general Charlie Ho said the ...
Jul 1, 2019
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Troubled boxing body AIBA was stripped of Olympic status on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) and the IOC will now organize qualifying and final tournaments for the 2020 Tokyo Games.AIBA had created "very serious reputational, legal and financial risks" for ...
Jun 27, 2019
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The IOC has nominated Greek official Spyros Capralos as a member, seven years after he was linked to black market ticket sales for the 2012 London Olympics.International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach says Capralos "has served his sanction and ...
May 23, 2019
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Dealing a blow to Olympic boxing officials after months of investigations, the IOC has set up a vote next month on removing the sport's governing body AIBA from organizing bouts at the 2020 Tokyo Games.The International Olympic ...
May 23, 2019
PARIS - In the latest blow to the International Olympic Committee's efforts to rid itself of scandal, marketing head Tsunekazu Takeda is being investigated for corruption related to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Takeda, who is also the president of the Japanese ...
Jan 12, 2019
ROME - The election of an Uzbek businessman accused of ties to organized crime as president of AIBA isn't the IOC's only problem with the amateur boxing association.Gafur Rakhimov, who is on a U.S. Treasury Department sanctions ...
Nov 9, 2018
PHILIPPINE Olympic Committee (POC) chief Ricky Vargas had his first audience with International Olympic Committee (POC) president Thomas Bach which highlighted his two-day visit at the IOC office in Lausanne, Switzerland.Vargas met with Bach for 45 minutes as the two ...
Jun 14, 2018
FORMER International Olympic Committee (IOC) representative to the Philippines Frank Elizalde said he believes the move by the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) to follow a court order for a re-election doesn't constitute government intervention.The camp of former POC ...
Feb 23, 2018
EMBATTLED Philippine Olympic Committee president Jose 'Peping' Cojuangco expressed disappointment over the decision of an election committee to allow rival Ricky Vargas to run in a POC re-election on Friday based on a court ruling."It's sad that the POC ...
Feb 22, 2018
THE Philippine Olympic Committee announced in a memorandum to national sports associations (NSAs) on Friday that it is set to hold the election for president and chairman as ordered by the court.The memo was signed by POC secretary general Steve Hontiveros. ...
Feb 10, 2018
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