THE Philippine Sports Commission and Philippine Olympic Committee are looking to secure the approval of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the resumption of training of Tokyo-bound Filipino athletes and others seeking Olympic slots.The PSC Board on discussed the ...
6 days ago
ZURICH - Roger Federer is already focusing on the 2021 season, including the postponed Tokyo Olympics, as he recovers from two knee surgeries.Federer said Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) he is not yet able to play top-level tennis but he is on ...
Jul 7, 2020
By MARI YAMAGUCHITOKYO - Tokyo's governor and her political rival, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, agreed Monday to cooperate on handling the coronavirus outbreak to safely hold the Olympics next year.Gov. Yuriko Koike met with Abe a day after she ...
Jul 6, 2020
BOXING officials are hoping for five Pinoys competing in the Tokyo Olympics even after its postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (Abap) president Ricky Vargas said he is optimistic more boxers can qualify for ...
Jun 30, 2020
KRISTINA Knott and Willie Morrison are keeping an optimistic attitude despite their hopes of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics dashed, for the meantime, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Knott and Morrison expressed confidence they can hit the Olympic standard in athletics ...
Jun 28, 2020
TOKYO - Local sponsors have chipped in a record $3.3 billion to support the postponed Tokyo Olympics.That's at least two times more than any previous Olympics, and it amounts to almost 60% of the income for the privately funded ...
Jun 25, 2020
OLYMPIC-bound Irish Magno served as the so-called 'tsismosang kapitbahay' on Wednesday in 'Bawal Judgemental,' the popular segment of the long-running noontime show Eat Bulaga.Watching from home in Baguio, Magno helped guide special judge for the day Meg Imperial ...
Jun 24, 2020
EVEN though he is planning to go professional already, Eumir Marcial said he still plans to fight for the national team in major events beyond the Tokyo Olympics next year.Marcial said he still wants to carry the Philippine flag in so- ...
Jun 22, 2020
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
OLYMPIC-bound Eumir Marcial, the country's top amateur fighter, got engaged on Wednesday night to long-time partner Princess Jenniel Cabradilla Galarpe at a simple but romantic set-up at the rooftop of Marcial's home in Cavite.Marcial, one of ...
Jun 18, 2020
TOKYO - An executive board member of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee says another delay should be sought if the games can't be held next year.The Tokyo Olympics were to be held this year but were postponed because of the ...
Jun 16, 2020
IT looks like Olympic-bound Eumir Marcial will be joining Manny Pacquiao and MP Promotions once he officially becomes a professional boxer.Marcial told Radyo Pilipinas 2 in an interview on Monday that he will most likely sign with Pacquiao's promotional ...
Jun 15, 2020
EUMIR Marcial is grateful for the continued support of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) even as the Olympic-bound boxer reiterated that he's not in a hurry in his decision to turn pro.Marcial said until now he hasn't made ...
Jun 15, 2020
OLYMPIC weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz admitted battling the nerves as she found herself stuck in Malaysia in the middle of the global COVID-19 pandemic."Syempre natakot ako at may anxiety akong nararamdaman kung anong next," the Zamboangueña told So She Did. ...
Jun 11, 2020
TOKYO - The Japanese public is being prepared for the reality of next year's postponed Olympics, where athletes are likely to face quarantines, spectators will be fewer, and the delay will cost taxpayers billions of dollars.In the last several weeks, ...
Jun 5, 2020
EJ OBIENA is hoping the Tokyo Olympics next year will push through amidst uncertainty brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.The Tokyo Olympics was moved to 2021 due to Covid-19, although there remains concern over the holding of the event next ...
May 25, 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
TOKYO - These are lonely times for thousands of souvenirs in dozens of Tokyo 2020 Olympic stores, which are drawing few customers with the postponed games more than a year away and facing an unclear future.And they're worrying moments for ...
May 11, 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
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