Heatstroke or COVID-19? Similar symptoms could confuse at Olympics

Reuters 06/10/2021

TOKYO — Emergency medicine experts warn first responders at the Tokyo Olympics could easily confuse heatstroke and coronavirus patients because the illnesses bear similar symptoms. While Games organizers have moved the marathon and race-walk events to the cooler…

Asian, regional champion Margielyn Didal is 10th PH Olympian

Marc Anthony Reyes 06/06/2021

Margielyn Didal, the reigning Asian Games and Southeast Asian Games skateboarding champ, is wheeling to Tokyo as the country’s 10th chaser of its first ever Olympic gold. With her semifinal finish in the ongoing Street World Championships-Olympics…

Marcial, 3 other Pinoy pugs settle for bronze in ASBC Asian Elite Championships

Glendale G. Rosal 05/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Eumir Felix Marcial and three other Filipino boxers settled for bronze medals on Friday evening, May 28, in the ASBC Asian Elite Championships in Dubai, UAE. The 25-year Marcial lost, 0-5, to Uzbek boxer…

Embattled boxer Marcial finds solid ally in Chooks-to-Go

Glendale G. Rosal 05/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Embattled Filipino boxer Eumir Marcial has found a solid ally in his fight against the lack of financial support extended to boxers and other national athletes. Renowned sports patron Ronald Mascariñas, the president…

Six Tokyo Olympic torch staffers diagnosed with COVID-19

Reuters 05/02/2021

Six people who helped with Japan’s Olympic Torch relay were diagnosed with COVID-19, bringing the total number of participants in the event who got the coronavirus to eight, organizers said. The six people, who included a man…

Remolino eyes Tokyo Olympics slot in Japan race this Saturday

Glendale G. Rosal 04/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuano triathlon hotshot Andrew Kim Remolino will compete in what could be one of the most defining races of his triathlon career. This after the Talisay City native along with Kim Mangrobang, and…

Hidilyn Diaz misses podium but makes 4th straight Olympics

June Navarro 04/19/2021

Hidilyn Diaz just went through the motions of punching a ticket to the Tokyo Olympics despite missing the podium in the Asian Weightlifting Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on Sunday night. Diaz wound up fourth in the women’s…

Tabal eager to compete again, sets sights on two big races

Glendale G. Rosal 03/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—As she completely abandons her Tokyo Olympics dream, Cebuana Marathon Queen Mary Joy Tabal is setting her sights on two equally important races this year—the Tokyo Marathon 2021 in October and the Vietnam Southeast Asian…

In need of competition, Didal finds ways to prepare for Tokyo bid

Marc Anthony Reyes 02/27/2021

If the Tokyo Olympics were to be held today, Margielyn Didal would be ready to compete. This was how Skate Pilipinas president Carl Sambrano on Friday described the 21-year-old Olympic hopeful, who is practically a shoo-in for…

Japan privately concludes Tokyo Olympics should be canceled due to Covid-19–report

Reuters 01/22/2021

TOKYO — Japan’s government has privately concluded the Tokyo Olympics will have to be canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Times reported, citing an unnamed senior member of the ruling coalition. The government’s focus is now…

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…

Hallasgo facing tall odds to qualify

Marc Anthony Reyes 08/17/2020

Christine Hallasgo, the country’s marathon queen, is staring at a 23-minute difference between her personal best time and the Tokyo Olympics. But the 27-year-old Southeast Asian Games and Milo Marathon champion appears undaunted by it. Right now,…

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