ALMOST any athlete will concede that getting picked for an Olympic team is as much of a challenge as competing for one.The IOC acknowledged on Tuesday just how frazzling the whole process could be this year, and a few leaders from ...
Mar 18, 2020
AS the IOC attempts to keep the 2020 Olympics on schedule, many of the events that determine who would compete in Tokyo have been postponed or canceled.Here is the status of US or world qualifying in many of the Olympic disciplines: ...
Mar 15, 2020
MADRID - Spanish karate athlete Sandra Sánchez has always been the stubborn type. It's been part of her personality for her entire life.Since a young age she had to work hard to get what she wanted, starting with convincing ...
Mar 14, 2020
NESTHY Petecio fell short in her bid for the Tokyo Olympics after losing to Japanese foe Sena Irie in their quarterfinals match at the Asia and Oceania Boxing Olympic Qualification Tournament on Monday night.The Filipina featherweight world champion went down against ...
Mar 9, 2020
World indoor championships in Nanjing from March 13-15 postponed to March 2021.Asian indoor championships in Hangzhou from Feb. 12-13 cancelled.Formula One's Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 19 postponed. New date not set.Formula E&# ...
Feb 14, 2020
JORDAN will be the new host of the Asia-Oceania Boxing Qualifying Tournament for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Boxing Task Force announced the selection of the Arab country as host of the event set March 3 to ...
Jan 25, 2020
MIAMI - Goran Dragic is not going to play for Slovenia in this summer's Olympic qualifying tournament, insisting on Thursday that he will not change his stance on being retired from international basketball.The Miami Heat guard has a slew of ...
Jan 23, 2020
THERE'S no Christmas break for the Philippine national boxing team even after their successful campaign in the Southeast Asian Games.Social media posts by national boxers showed that members of the boxing team as well as their coaches continued on with ...
Dec 25, 2019
ELITE cylists representing at least 25 international teams will head the field in the second leg of the PRURide PH 2019 from May 24 to 26 at Subic.The event will have riders from Malaysia, Singapore, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, Kong ...
May 1, 2019
JAYSON Castro has indicated his stint in the Fiba Olympic Qualifying Tournament will be his last for Gilas Pilipinas.Castro bared his plans to put an end to his international career minutes after an 80-89 loss to New Zealand on Wednesday ...
Jul 7, 2016
MOMENTS after a loss to New Zealand ended Gilas Pilipinas' dream of a return to the Olympics, skipper Gabe Norwood gathered the team in midcourt for one final salute.Problem was, an emotional Norwood was at a loss for words."I&# ...
Jul 6, 2016
JUST hours after celebrating a close win over Gilas Pilipinas, a dampener came for the celebrated French pair of Boris Diaw and Tony Parker.From hundreds of miles away, the French team competing in the 2016 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila received ...
Jul 6, 2016
THE guard-heavy Gilas Pilipinas wound up bowing to the Tony Parker-led France and although Jayson Castro and Terrence Romeo managed to put up some shots it was the NBA veteran who had the last laugh with solid shooting and a ...
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Jul 6, 2016
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte made the ceremonial toss to start the match between Gilas Pilipinas and France on Wednesday night in the Fiba Olympic Qualifying Tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena.Duterte took time out from his busy schedule to attend the ...
Jul 5, 2016
THE formidable Canada squad is complete.Fans finally saw a glimpse of Tristan Thompson after the Cleveland Cavs forward arrived in the country later than the rest of the squad for the Olympic Qualifiers.The Canadian star, who slipped into the country ...
Jul 3, 2016
A FORMER IBF flyweight champion from Thailand and a French-Cameroonian middleweight contender are the most prominent professional boxers attempting to win berths in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics during the final qualifying tournament.The International Boxing Association (Aiba) announced the entrants ...
Jul 3, 2016
MINNEAPOLIS - Andrew Wiggins will not play for Canada in the Olympic qualifying tournament this July, instead preferring to spend his summer gearing up for his third season with the Minnesota Timberwolves.Wiggins said on Friday that he spent a lot of time ...
Jun 11, 2016
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Professional boxers can compete at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, if they qualify.An overwhelming vote by the sport's governing body, known as Aiba, on Wednesday allows any boxer to try to qualify next month and earn ...
Jun 1, 2016
GILAS Pilipinas will no longer open its practices to the public starting on Monday amid concern over videos of training that found their way to social media sites.Baldwin said Gilas practices will now be closed to fans while team staff will ...
May 29, 2016
RAYMOND Almazan formally joined Gilas practice as a practice player on Sunday as the Philippine national team remains short of players.The Rain or Shine big man attended Gilas practice on Sunday morning at the Meralco Gym despite being ineligible for the ...
May 29, 2016
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