GENEVA - Roger Federer plans to decide "in the next month or so" whether he will play at next year's Tokyo Olympics.Federer said on Tuesday his 2020 schedule is set through Wimbledon, which ends on July 12. The week-long ...
3 days ago
NAIROBI, Kenya - David Rudisha didn't take part in the Kenyan trials that ended on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) and will miss this month's world championships as he struggles to get over thigh and back injuries that have kept ...
Sep 14, 2019
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea has formally asked the International Olympic Committee to ban the Japanese "rising sun" flag at next year's Tokyo Games, calling it a symbol of Japan's brutal wartime past and comparing it with the ...
Sep 12, 2019
SHENZHEN, China - The first mission for the U.S. is complete: The Americans are going to the Tokyo Olympics.And now the World Cup quarterfinals are the next task.Kemba Walker and Myles Turner each scored 16 points, and the Americans earned ...
Sep 9, 2019
THE mother of pole vaulter EJ Obiena was left teary-eyed after her son was able to make the qualifying standards for the 2020 Olympics.Obiena registered 5.81 meters in a pole vault meet in Chiari, Italy, eclipsing the Olympic standard ...
Sep 5, 2019
WITH the team already out of contention for the second round of the Fiba Basketball World Cup, Gilas Pilipinas is now hoping to qualify in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics through the tournament.Seven places in the Olympics are at stake including one ...
Sep 4, 2019
ERNEST John 'EJ' Obiena has passed the Olympic qualifying standard in pole vault ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Games.The Filipino cleared 5.81 meters in a competition in Chiara, Italy, surpassing the 5.80 qualifying standard for men's ...
Sep 4, 2019
SYDNEY - Olympic gold medalist Kyle Chalmers has had a third operation on his heart in a bid to keep his preparations for next year's Tokyo Olympics on track.The 21-year-old Australian swimmer posted an update on Instagram after ...
Aug 27, 2019
TOKYO - Having trouble getting tickets for next year's Tokyo Olympics?That's no problem if you have $60,000 to spare.Tokyo Olympic organizers are offering high-end hospitality packages to Japan residents with prices soaring to 6.35 ...
Aug 22, 2019
MOSCOW - Five Russian weightlifters, all of them world or European championship medalists, face doping charges which could herald a new wave of cases across a range of sports.The International Weightlifting Federation said on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) that evidence against the ...
Aug 14, 2019
LIMA, Peru - Five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Nathan Adrian says that his success won't be on his mind at the end of his life.Maybe that would have been him some years ago. But not now, not since his ...
Aug 6, 2019
LIMA, Peru - On a Peruvian beach, Argentina's passionate sports fans have been waving the country's sky-blue and white flag this week for a group of athletes looking to make a splash at next year's Tokyo ...
Aug 3, 2019
GWANGJU, South Korea - Exhaustion and relief flooded Caeleb Dressel. Maybe now the comparisons with Michael Phelps can fade away.Dressel won eight medals, including six golds, at the world swimming championships, the biggest meet outside the Olympics. Two years ago in Hungary, ...
Jul 30, 2019
LIMA, Peru - American surfer Kevin Schulz loves wave pools but he's on firm ground when it comes to his opinion on surfing at the Olympics: it should always be in the ocean.The inclusion of surfing on the program for ...
Jul 30, 2019
GWANGJU, South Korea - An American named Michael. Teenage girls from three different countries. A Hungarian who took down Michael Phelps' favorite world record.New faces emerged in the pool at the world championships a year out from the Tokyo Olympics. They ...
Jul 30, 2019
TOKYO - The countdown for the Tokyo Olympics has hit 365 days.To mark the year-to-go mark, the gold, silver and bronze Olympic medals are to be unveiled Wednesday as part of daylong ceremonies around the Japanese capital.Tokyo's ...
Jul 23, 2019
TOKYO - Despite scandals, rising costs and doubts about the economic payoff, the Tokyo Olympics will be a must-see event - if you can find a ticket or a hotel room - when they open in a year.Tokyo was supposed to be a " ...
Jul 22, 2019
TOKYO - A cart-like robot scuttles across the field to bring back javelins and discuses. A towering screen-on-wheels is designed for "virtual" attendance. The cute ones are, naturally, the likeness of the Olympic and Paralympic mascots.Japanese automaker Toyota Motor ...
Jul 22, 2019
ICHINOMIYA, Japan - As one of the new sports added to the program for 2020 Tokyo Olympics, surfing is arguably the most glamorous and is sure to bring a new dimension as the IOC seeks a younger audience.The big question for Tokyo ...
Jul 21, 2019
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Breakdancing moved a step closer to the 2024 Olympics on Tuesday, and now organizers can look to book a street venue in Paris.Called breaking in Olympic circles, its medal debut was last October at the Buenos Aires Youth Summer ...
Jun 26, 2019
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