TOKYO - Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared a state of emergency last week for Tokyo and surrounding areas. Amid the surging virus, he again promised the postponed Tokyo Olympics would be "safe and secure" and tried to disconnect the state of emergency from ...
3 days ago
TOKYO - More than 80% of people in Japan who were surveyed in two polls in the last few days say the Tokyo Olympics should be canceled or postponed, or say they believe the Olympics will not take place.The polls were conducted ...
5 days ago
TOKYO Olympics aspirants and their teammates from national teams of boxing, taekwondo and karate were given a virtual orientation by the Philippine Sports Commission on Thursday on safety protocols set for the bubble training at Inspire Sports Academy.PSC urges everyone to ...
Jan 7, 2021
PHILIPPINE national athletes will have a busy 2021 with a number of multisports events to be held, but the biggest question is will those push through in the middle of the still raging coronavirus pandeminc. Here's the rundown of those competitions. ...
Jan 1, 2021
20/20. In medical terms, it refers to one's visual acuity and often dubbed as 'perfect vision.'But 2020, the year, was its exact opposite.No thanks to the COVID-19 outbreak, just about everything turned out imperfect in the year ...
Dec 31, 2020
ABRAHAM 'Bambol' Tolentino was re-elected president of the Integrated Cycling Federation of the Philippines (PhilCycling) on Tuesday and immediately vowed to stage the national championships for road, mountain bike and BMX in 2021-with or without a vaccine against Covid-19. ...
Dec 29, 2020
JUST the thought of being handled by the great Freddie Roach is more than enough to give Eumir Marcial the confidence of doing good both in his pro career and bid for the gold in the Tokyo Olympics.The 25-year-old ...
Dec 26, 2020
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
CHICAGO - Eumir Marcial is a middleweight who campaigns in the 160-pound class. But nobody really knows exactly how much weight in hype and expectations the 25-year old from Zamboanga Del Sur carries.The only thing clear is that Marcial is ...
Dec 21, 2020
THERE'S a high chance that Eumir Marcial will rejoin the Philippine men's boxing team as early as next month in a planned training camp in Thailand.The 25-year-old native of Zamboanga said the plan has already been ...
Dec 21, 2020
EUMIR Marcial may have cruised to a unanimous decision win in an impressive pro debut, but he insisted Andrew Whitfield gave him a tough time in their four-round fight on Thursday, Manila time in Los Angeles.The Filipino middleweight said he ...
Dec 17, 2020
EUMIR MARCIAL announced his entry in the professional ranks by way of a unanimous decision win over Andrew Whitfield on Thursday morning (Manila time) at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles.The Filipino middleweight, one of two boxers who are part ...
Dec 17, 2020
EUMIR Felix Marcial admits he is feeling some pressure a day before he makes his highly-anticipated ring return.But the thought of winning his upcoming fight as a birthday gift to his promoter Manny Pacquiao is helping Marcial loosen up a ...
Dec 16, 2020
THE Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) has approved the request of the Philippine Olympic Committee to allow training of national athletes for the Tokyo Olympics under a bubble set-up.Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announced the approval of the IATF through Resolution ...
Dec 15, 2020
TOKYO - Domestic sponsors already have contributed a record $3.3 billion to help pay for the Tokyo Olympics. That's at least twice as much as any previous games.But it's still not enough.Now they're being ...
Dec 12, 2020
TWO months to the day he began training with World-Famous Freddie Roach, amateur middleweight standout and 2021 Philippines Olympic team member Eumir Felix Marcial will make his pro debut. Marcial, from Zamboanga City, will rumble with power-punching Andrew Whitfield (3- ...
Dec 7, 2020
EUMIR Marcial's camps says the Filipino fighter's preparations for the Tokyo Olympics are right on track.Looking to become the first Filipino Olympic gold medalist, Marcial is training in the US under Freddie Roach with Marvin Somodio and Justine Fortune." ...
Dec 2, 2020
ANDREW Bogut is calling quits on his bid for an Olympic medal and has decided to retire after 15 years in professional basketball.The 36-year-old Australian had earlier cited back and ankle injuries, the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent postponement ...
Dec 1, 2020
PHILIPPINE Olympic Committee (POC) president Abraham 'Bambol' Tolentino said his new administration will now focus on the coming Tokyo Olympics next year after getting a fresh mandate in Friday's elections.Tolentino defeated Clint Arañas of archery, 30-22, during Friday' ...
Nov 30, 2020
TOKYO - Organizers of the delayed Tokyo Olympics have declined to confirm widely circulated reports in Japan that the costs of the one-year postponement will be about $3 billion.The estimates have been published in the last several days by some of ...
Nov 30, 2020
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