TOKYO - The first day of full competition of the Tokyo Games could mark the turning point for an uneasy Japanese public that overwhelmingly disapproved of the Olympics being held during the pandemic.The first medal of the Games will go to the ...
Jul 24, 2021
EXPERIENCE mattered to USA Basketball when putting together a roster for the Tokyo Olympics.The Americans formally revealed their roster on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time), one that will be third-oldest US men's team in Olympic history for the Tokyo ...
Jun 29, 2021
KIYOMI Watanabe is set to compete in the Tokyo Olympics, earning a place via continental quota, the International Judo Federation confirmed on Wednesday.Watanabe got the nod and will see action in the women's -63 kilogram category.The Filipino-Japanese judoka ...
Jun 23, 2021
NBA
JRUE Holiday is planning to try to follow in his wife's footsteps and win an Olympic gold medal.Holiday has committed to USA Basketball for next month's Tokyo Games, along with his Milwaukee teammate Khris Middleton and Cleveland ...
Jun 23, 2021
ATHLETES bound for the Tokyo Olympics and the Vietnam Southeast Asian Games will be vaccinated on Friday, Philippine Olympic Committee president Abraham 'Bambol' Tolentino said on Tuesday.The NSAs are now in the process of identifying the athletes and coaches who will ...
May 25, 2021
By Koji UedaTOKYO - Kyoko Ishikawa was a back-packing Japanese student in Barcelona in 1992 when she says a "miracle happened." She managed to buy a ticket to the opening ceremony of Spain's historic Olympics.She said she had only " ...
Apr 12, 2021
TOKYO - The new president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee stopped short of saying there would be no foreign fans at this year's games, but she certainly hinted at it Wednesday after online talks with IOC President Thomas Bach and ...
Mar 4, 2021
PHILIPPINE Olympic Committee (POC) president Abraham "Bambol" Tolentino said tycoon Enrique Razon guaranteed the supply of COVID-19 vaccines for the country's Tokyo Olympic bound athletes and coaches."We would like to thank Mr. Enrique Razon for providing our Olympics-bound ...
Feb 9, 2021
TOKYO - The Tokyo Olympics are to open in six months on July 23. Interestingly, Tokyo organizers have no public program planned to mark the milestone. There is too much uncertainty for that right now. Tokyo and other parts of Japan are under ...
Jan 19, 2021
TOKYO - Tokyo Olympic officials said on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) they have reached a "basic agreement" with all 68 domestic sponsors to extend their contracts into next year to support the postponed Games.Yoshiro Mori, the president of the organizing committee, said ...
Dec 25, 2020
TOKYO - It's been six months since the Tokyo Olympics were postponed until next year by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the last few weeks, everyone from new Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to IOC President Thomas Bach have tried to ...
Sep 29, 2020
NBA
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) that his "best guess" is that next season will not start until at least January, plus acknowledged that the later-than-usual schedule could mean top US men&# ...
Sep 23, 2020
SYDNEY - The head of the IOC's coordination commission for the Tokyo Olympics said on Wednesday he disagrees with suggestions by some scientists and doctors that a vaccine for COVID-19 is needed to hold the games.John Coates, an International ...
Apr 29, 2020
VISA has told its global roster of Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls their sponsorships will be extended into 2021 after the Tokyo Games were postponed, providing some financial certainty amid the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.The credit card giant's ...
Mar 30, 2020
TOKYO - Tokyo Olympic organizers seem to be leaning away from starting the rescheduled games in the spring of 2021. More and more the signs point toward the summer of 2021.Organizing committee President Yoshiro Mori suggested there would be no major change ...
Mar 29, 2020
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