Olympic silver medalist Carlo Paalam to receive a house and lot from Cebu Landmasters

PR 08/07/2021

Leading developer in VisMin Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI) announced it is gifting Olympic Silver Medalist boxer Carlo Paalam a 3.6M house and lot (townhouse) in its subdivision project Velmiro Uptown CDO, located in the prime Upper Canitoan…

Carlo Paalam gets Olympic boxing silver in PH’s best campaign yet

MARK GIONGCO 08/07/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Carlo Paalam used to pick up garbage with his father in Cagayan de Oro to make ends meet. A decade later, Paalam, now one of the best flyweight boxers in the world, collected his…

World’s top two teams face make-or-break Olympic hoops clash

Agence France Presse 08/02/2021

One of the world’s top two teams will be heading home from the Olympics Tuesday after the US and Spain were thrust together in the men’s basketball quarterfinals, a rematch of their 2008 and 2012 gold medal…

Hidilyn’s battle: Woman vs. machine

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 08/01/2021

In a recent interview with ABS-CBN News, Hidilyn Diaz, the 30-year-old Filipina weightlifter who won the country’s first-ever Olympic gold, summed up her feelings thus: “I couldn’t believe I did it… at last I beat China.” She…

Diaz gets P5M more from PSC

Dale Rosal 07/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) provided an additional P5-million cash incentive for the country’s first Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz.  Diaz, who bagged the country’s historic gold medal in the women’s -55 kilogram category of…

Proud Cebuana mom: Kiyomi is physically, mentally prepared 

Glendale G. Rosal 07/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Even before Kiyomi Watanabe sets foot on the mat in the biggest competition of her life, her ever-supportive mother, Irene Sarausad, is already very proud of her for reaching the Olympics.  Watanabe, the…

First COVID-19 case found at athletes’ village, stoking fears ahead of Olympics

Reuters 07/17/2021

TOKYO—Tokyo Olympics organizers said on Saturday a person has tested positive for COVID-19 at the athletes’ village, the first case at a site where most competitors will be staying, raising new doubts over promises of a “safe…

Fans urged to stay away from Olympic marathon over virus fears

Agence France Presse 07/08/2021

The public will be urged not to line the route of the Olympic marathon over fears that crowds of fans could spread the coronavirus, Tokyo 2020 organizers said Tuesday. With less than three weeks before the pandemic-postponed…

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…

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