Surprised Cebuana weightlifter Ando qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

Glendale G. Rosal 06/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuana weightlifter Elreen Anne Ando was completely caught off guard when she learned that she will be vying in the Tokyo Olympics in July.  The 22-year-old Ando of Barangay Carreta, Cebu City was…

Leukaemia survivor Ikee defies odds by securing Olympics berth

Reuters 04/05/2021

Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee defied the odds and secured an Olympics berth after the leukaemia survivor won the women’s 100-metre butterfly at the national championships on Sunday, less than eight months after she returned to competition.…

Tokyo Games may be too big a gamble, disease expert says

Reuters 01/21/2021

TOKYO – As embattled Tokyo Olympics organizers enter the final six months of preparations for the delayed Games on Saturday, virus experts believe hosting the world’s biggest sporting event may be too big a gamble. The Olympics…

Nothing to shout about: Olympic fans may face cheering ban

Agence France Presse 11/12/2020

Fans may be asked not to cheer at the Tokyo Olympics to avoid the risk of spreading the coronavirus, a top official said on Thursday. The comments follow a gymnastics test event in Tokyo on Sunday where…

NBA eyes December start, 72-game season, Olympics: reports

AFP 10/24/2020

NEW YORK, United States  – The NBA is looking at starting a 72-game 2020-21 season in December and finishing in time for players to compete at the Tokyo Olympics according to multiple reports Friday. The Athletic and…

Plan B Olympics

Immanuel L. Canicosa - @inquirerdotnet 08/11/2020

There’s a joke in Twitter that the most useless purchase people made last year was buying a 2020 planner. And as someone who did exactly that and now finds that same planner (the kind you can only…

Tokyo-chasing Didal eyes respect for skateboarding

Bong Lozada - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ 08/08/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Margielyn Didal’s Olympic dream is not only to win a medal but also respect for the sport of skateboarding. The 2018 Asian Games gold medalist, just like most skateboarders, experienced prejudices just by playing…

Road to Olympics now clear for PH karate bets

June Navarro 07/03/2020

The path to the Olympics is now clear for Southeast Asian Games karate champions Jamie Christine Lim and Junna Tsukii, who could book a flight to Tokyo with a podium finish in next year’s qualifying tournament. “They…

Let the Summer Games begin! Next time …

Rhobie A. Ruaya, Rhobie Alburo Ruaya 03/26/2020

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games have been postponed due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Japan and the International Olympics Committee officially confirmed the delay of the 2020 Olympics in a statement last Tuesday,…

The Olympics may have flamed out, but Filipino athletes, officials keep gold medal hope afloat

Cedelf P. Tupas, June Navarro 03/26/2020

The flame has been put out and the Olympics will be moved to next year. The new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic may have shut down the biggest sporting event of the year, but Filipino optimism continues to…

Athlete concerns grow ahead of Olympics

03/19/2020

Olympic pole vault champion Katerina Stefanidi said athletes were being forced to take health risks as competitors started to speak out about holding the Tokyo Games during the coronavirus crisis. Stefanidi and British heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson both…

Tokyo Olympic hopefuls get busy early

June Navarro 01/03/2020

Team Philippines has a clear objective of sending more qualifiers to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics than usual, with over 70 Filipino athletes from various sports seeking coveted spots in the first quarter of the year. Weightlifters, headlined…

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