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 - Almost two months after the Tokyo Olympics were postponed, organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto said Friday he still could not give an estimate of how much the one-year delay will cost.Figures in the Japanese media have ranged between $2 ...
May 16, 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
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
THE head of Japan's medical association said it will be difficult to hold the Olympics without coronavirus vaccines, and that he hoped effective vaccines or drugs to treat COVID-19 will be developed quickly."In my view, it would be ...
Apr 28, 2020
TOKYO - The Tokyo Olympics were postponed a month ago. But there are still more questions than answers about the new opening on July 23, 2021, and what form those games will take.In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, will the Olympics ...
Apr 27, 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
TOKYO - The Tokyo Olympic flame has been taken off public display in Japan. And it's not clear when it will reappear again or where - or under what conditions.The flame arrived in Japan from Greece on March 26. After the ...
Apr 8, 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
BEIJING - Organizers of the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing say they will conduct a "detailed assessment" of the impact on their plans of the decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics to next year.In a statement carried by the official Xinhua News ...
Apr 2, 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
THE move was expected, yet no less exceptional, when the IOC decided to postpone the Tokyo Olympics until next year.It brought mixed reactions from so many Olympic athletes. Those from smaller sports might require another year of funding or sponsorship. Others ...
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
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