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…

Cheers to the year that was

Francis T.J. Ochoa 01/01/2020

There was a fast start. There was a false start. There was a lot of flak before the actual start. But, as in life, the journey was great. The destination? Greatest so far in the country’s participation…

Duterte pledges P100M to help train Tokyo Olympics qualifiers

June Navarro 12/23/2019

Filipino athletes who qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics won’t have to worry about logistical support anymore, after President Duterte pledged a war chest of P100 million for their training and exposure in a bid to end…

POC gets busy ahead of Tokyo Olympics, ready to bid for 2030 Asian Games

Mark Giongco‎ - INQUIRER.net 12/18/2019

  MANILA, Philippines — The successful staging of the 30th Southeast Asian Games is just the beginning of bigger things to come which kicks off with the Tokyo Olympics seven months from now. Philippine Olympic Committee president…

USC high school woodpushers win gold in Cebu City Olympics

Immae Lachica 11/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The University of San Carlos (USC) woodpushers proved yet again that they are the best in the game after a successful stint in the Cebu City Olympics. The USC woodpushers showed off their dominance…

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