Carlo Paalam settles for silver that will take his family out of poverty for good

Francis T.J. Ochoa 08/08/2021

Out of a patched-up shanty near a landfill, out of makeshift walls made out of flattened tin cans, Carlo Paalam emerged to hold a shiny medal whose polished silver he formed an instant affinity with. “It symbolizes…

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…

#SanaAll: Top 5 Oppa ng Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Therese Arceo 08/04/2021

MAGMULA nang manalo ng kauna-unahang gintong medalya si Hidilyn Diaz, marami sa mga kababayan natin ang nagkaroon ng interes na panoorin ang Tokyo 2020 Olympics. At bukod sa pagsuporta sa ating mga atletang rumirepresenta sa ating bansa,…

Great Yulo effort falls just short of medal in vault

Francis T.J. Ochoa 08/03/2021

TOKYO—If not for one missed step, Carlos Yulo would have gone home with a medal. “It’s disappointing because I had the chance to medal if I didn’t miss that line,” said Yulo, minutes after finishing on the…

‘Tinalo ang China, walang giyera’: Recto lauds Hidilyn’s Olympic win

Christia Marie Ramos 07/27/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto on Tuesday congratulated Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz, with a quip that she won over China without the need to resort to war. Recto’s remark was a swipe…

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…

Japan ends Olympic flame display due to virus

AFP 04/07/2020

The Olympic flame will be removed from display in Japan, officials said Tuesday, as the country braces for a state of emergency due to the coronavirus that also forced the historic postponement of Tokyo 2020. It had…

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,…

Delayed Olympics will still be called ‘Tokyo 2020’— governor

03/25/2020

The postponed Olympics will retain the name “Tokyo 2020” despite being held next year, the city’s governor said Tuesday. “The name will remain Tokyo 2020,” Yuriko Koike told reporters after Japan’s prime minister said he agreed a…

Kerr says USA Basketball still planning for Tokyo 2020

03/18/2020

The USA Basketball coaching staff for the Tokyo Olympics is still preparing as if there will be a gold medal to try and defend this summer, even in highly uncertain times caused by the global coronavirus pandemic.…

Tokyo unveils heat-busting stadium, 7 months before Olympics

Agence France Presse 12/15/2019

  Tokyo formally unveiled its 60,000-seater main Olympic Stadium Sunday, more than seven months before the 2020 Opening Ceremony — with a host of special features to beat the feared heat. Built on the site of the…

Olympics-bound Yulo wins historic gold for PH in world championships

June Navarro - Philippine Daily Inquirer 10/13/2019

  Carlos Edriel Yulo made history after ruling the men’s floor exercise of the 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships late Saturday in Stuttgart, Germany. The 19-year-old bundle of energy became a world champion after scoring 15.300…

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