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Athletes back Richardson after marijuana costs her Tokyo 100m

New York—US sports stars from Olympic track champion Michael Johnson to NFL and NBA stars backed Sha’Carri Richardson after she was suspended for using marijuana and lost her 100m Olympic berth......»»

Category: sportsSource: thestandard thestandardJul 5th, 2021

‘Back PH para athletes’

Caloocan Congressman Along Malapitan calls for support for Filipino Paralympic athletes as the opening of 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games nears. According to Malapitan, who personally visited the training of Para Taekwondo jin Allain Ganapin to extend financial support for his trip to Japan, the Philippines’ bets in the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games need the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

How Dominic Wilkins and Kobe Bryant helped athletes overcome devastating injuries

Tokyo – The first thing Dominic Wilkins does is remember the pain in the back of her leg. The second thing is to prepare for.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 6th, 2021

Hidilyn Diaz back in Manila after making history in Tokyo

Olympic weightlifting gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz and fellow athletes who had ended their bid at the Tokyo Olympics have returned home......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Olympics to cut back on athletes in opener

Tokyo---Tokyo Olympics organizers said Monday they will slash the number of athletes at the opening and closing ceremonies of this year’s coronavirus-delayed Games, as a report said thousands fewer will attend......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

PSC, NSAs conduct training protocol meetings

The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has been conducting meetings with different National Sports Associations (NSA) to discuss training resumption guidelines for the 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games hopefuls and qualifiers. Health professionals from the PSC-MSAS (Medical Scientific Athletes Services) unit has been discussing the updated protocol and minimum health standards of training venues with each concerned NSA since Monday. “The PSC recognizes that our Olympic hopefuls need to maintain momentum and they do that by going back to focused training,” explained National Training Director Marc Velasco. The briefings, according to Velasco, will help NSA leaders in plotting down their health and safety protocol. The PSC-MSAS will consolidate proposals from the sports bodies concerning training resumption, especially for Olympic sports, and submit a recommendation to the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for approval.  “This is to brief them on how they will formulate their updated protocol. This is also for submission to the IATF to allow Olympic qualifying sports to start training,” said Velasco. Velasco underscored that "the IATF is always the last say and that these will just be recommendations." Secretary-General Attorney Edwin Gastanes represented the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) during the meetings with Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP) Secretary-General Ed Picson, Philippine Fencing Association (PFA) President Richard Gomez, and Secretary-General Jercyl Lerin from the Philippine Rowing Association (PRA). NSA officials from World Archery Philippines, Inc represented by Secretary-General Rosendo Sombrio, Atty. Billy Sumagui - Sec-General of the Integrated Cycling Federation of the Philippines, Director for Operations Butch Antonio and Coach Jong Uichico of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) were all in the July 22 discussion. Meeting with Philippine Judo Federation President Dave Carter and Gymnastics Association of the Philippines President Cynthia Carrion-Norton on July 23 followed. Headed by MSAS’ Dr. Randolph Molo, meetings with NSA officials from the National Association of Golf Philippines and Karate Pilipinas Sports Federation, Inc. were held Friday. Triathlon and skateboarding meetings will take place on July 27, table tennis, and taekwondo on July 28, and canoe-kayak, weightlifting, and wrestling on July 29. So far, the Philippines has four athletes that have already qualified in the Olympics in pole vaulter EJ Obiena, gymnast Caloy Yulo and boxers Irish Magno and Eumir Marcial.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 24th, 2020

PSC OIC Fernandez, national boxers undergo COVID-19 swab tests

Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Commissioner and newly appointed Officer-In-Charge Ramon Fernandez led the coronavirus (COVID-19) swab testing on Thursday at the PhilSports Complex in Pasig City. Fernandez was accompanied by his wife Karla Kintanar-Fernandez and is expected to complete the 14-day quarantine while doing his OIC functions until July 17. “We will comply with the standard procedures to ensure that we are helping in curbing the spread of the virus,” shared Fernandez. Aside from Fernandez, national boxers from Baguio City, including 2021 Tokyo Olympics qualifier Irish Magno and 2019 AIBA Women’s World Champion Nesthy Petecio with 10 more boxers - six males and four females - and one coach, also went through swab testing. Athletes residing in Philsports from boxing and fencing, and para-athletes from athletics, wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, table tennis, and chess also underwent swab tests.  The boxers who are coming off a training camp in Baguio City are on a 14-day quarantine and are under observation until their test results are out. They will be provided with food, shelter, and necessary assistance from the PSC staff. “Hindi muna sila pinalalabas ng assigned rooms nila. Until lumabas swab test results nila, hinahatiran sila food,” shared Philsports Dormitory manager Roselle Destura. “Kung may ipapabili, ipapa-withdraw, at ipapadala sa pamilya, pinapaiwan namin sila ng note sa harap ng room nila and then kami na gagawa for them,” she added. The PSC will also assist the athletes in securing their travel passes going back to their hometowns once their results turn out clear and flights become available......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2020

PSC vows full support to Team PHI all the way to Tokyo Olympics

Aspiring and Olympic-bound athletes will continue to receive support from the Philippine Sports Commission despite the agency’s belt-tightening measures brought about by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Philippines already has four qualifiers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which has been pushed back to next year, in pole vaulter Ernest John Obiena, male artistic gymnast Carlos Edriel Yulo, national boxers Eumir Felix Marcial and Irish Magno before the lockdown. The PSC board has assured that the agency will support them for as long as they can, explaining that the investment of both the government and the athletes into their Olympic dream cannot be set aside just that easily. This the PSC assures the athletes despite around P1.3 billion of its funds redirected back to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to fund the country’s COVID-19 fight. By virtue of Republic Act 11469 or the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act, P596 million, and P773 million were realigned by the DBM from the sports agency’s National Sports Development Fund and the fund from the General Appropriations Act (GAA), respectively. Even with this unexpected development, the PSC will keep true to its promise to support the Filipino athletes Olympic bid. In fact, PSC Chairman William Ramirez is hoping to send more athletes to represent the country in the prestigious multi-sport event. “We will not waiver in our quest to fulfill the country’s Olympic dream and we are very hopeful that more athletes will be able to qualify once the situation gets better,” shared Ramirez. The sports agency is banking its hopes on 2016 Rio Olympics silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz of weightlifting, four-time SEA Games champion Kiyomi Watanabe of judo, 2019 SEAG double-gold medal winner Margielyn Didal of skateboarding, multi-titled jin Pauline Lopez of taekwondo, and Junna Tsukii of karatedo among others. The budget cut has forced the sports agency to take belt-tightening measures in recent weeks, to be able to cover all commitments. “It’s a tough situation but we understand the priorities of the national government. We will do what we can to continue the support we give to our athletes especially those vying for an Olympic slot,” added Ramirez. Aside from financial support, the PSC also continues to provide online sports psychology consultations, virtual training sessions, nutrition, physiology, and conditioning webinars to athletes and coaches through PSC’s Medical Scientific Athletic Services (MSAS) and the Philippine Sports Institute (PSI)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 18th, 2020

Olympic-bound athletes to get priority once COVID-19 vaccine is available -- POC president Tolentino

Congressman and Philippine Olympic Committee president Bambol Tolentino promised to lobby for the Tokyo Olympics-bound Filipino athletes to be in the priority list of recipients once the vaccine for coronavirus (COVID-19) becomes available. “Definitely mayroong allocation diyan. Ilalaban natin yun na i-priority natin ‘yung sports because of the Olympics,” said Tolentino in Tuesday during the online session of the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum. “Sa ngayon wala pang guidelines (on priority) dun but we can lobby for that because of this Olympics.” The representative of the eighth district of Cavite said that once a vaccine is produced those who have already qualified for the Games next year will get their shots. “Actually, kung ibe-base lang natin ‘yan sa number of delegates iilan lang ‘yun. ‘Yung mga nag-qualify, officials at kung sino ang delagates from media (na pupunta),” he said. “Hindi naman natin pababayaaan ang mga atleta natin. Pupunta tayo doon kung mayroon nang vaccine,” he added. “Sigurado ako na mapa-priority ang mga athletes natin going to the Olympics.” Four athletes have already qualified for the Games, which was pushed back to July 23 to August 8 2021 from its original schedule of July 24-August 9 this year because of the pandemic. Pole vaulter EJ Obiena, gymnast Carlos Yulo and boxers Eumir Marcial and Irish Magno have earned their tickets to the Games. Rio Olympics silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz of weightlifting and Kiyomi Watanabe of judo are expected to qualify once the qualifying tournaments resume early next year.   Tolentino is also looking at inclusion the athletes heading to the Vietnam Southeast Asian Games in November next year. “Mai-extend ‘yan up to Vietnam SEA Games,” he said.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2020

PH Paralympic athlete positive for COVID-19

One of six Filipino athletes set to compete in the 2021 Tokyo Paralympic Games has tested positive for COVID-19, along with an unspecified  number of officials and coaches......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

Para athletes hope to deliver historic performance in Tokyo

The Philippine Para team will try to accomplish in the Tokyo Paralympics what their able-bodied counterparts achieved in the Tokyo Olympics — deliver a historic performance......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

Olympic heroes to receive government incentives in Malacañang

Tokyo Olympic heroes Hidilyn Diaz, Nesthy Petecio, Carlo Paalam and Eumir Marcial, all military athletes, report to their Commander in Chief – President Duterte – in a courtesy call in Malacañang Monday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

Duterte awards incentives to Tokyo heroes on Monday

The country’s first Olympic gold medalist, Hidilyn Diaz, along with silver medalists Carlo Paalam and Nesthy Petecio and bronze medalist Eumir Marcial, all military athletes will be reporting to their Commander in Chief on August 23 as President Rodrigo Duterte receives them in a courtesy call in Malacañang......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

Duterte to attend virtual send-off of PH Paralympians tomorrow

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The six Filipino para-athletes who will carry the country’s flag in the Tokyo Paralympics will be feted with a virtual send-off ceremony tomorrow, August 19 by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC). The country’s representatives are wheelchair athlete Jerrold Mangliwan, para discus thrower Jeanette Aceveda, swimmers Ernie Gawilan and Gary Bejino, Achelle […] The post Duterte to attend virtual send-off of PH Paralympians tomorrow appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

PSC playbook good for 4 Olympic cycles

The playbook being prepared by the Philippine Sports Commission on the future of the 19 Filipino athletes in the Tokyo Olympics can be used for the next two decades or four Olympiads......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

ABS-CBN trims losses in H1

ABS-CBN Corp. managed to trim its losses in the first half on the back of lower costs and expenses......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 16th, 2021

2 Britons nabbed over marijuana in Cebu

Two British nationals were arrested after being caught with suspected marijuana in back-to-back operations in Cebu City, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency reported. Suspect Daniel James Gadsden alias “Dan,” a 24-year-old online English instructor, was arrested first, during a buy-bust operation in Brgy. Mabolo, according to a report from the PDEA-Central Visayas. Agents of PDEA, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 13th, 2021

2 psychologists to join Paralympians

The Philippines’ six Paralympians headed for the Tokyo Paralympic Games won’t be alone in their campaign as two sports psychologists will join them on their trip to Japan on Aug. 22 in order to help the differently-abled athletes perform better......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 13th, 2021

PSC boosts morale of Philippine Para athletes

The Philippine Sports Commission has increased the Filipino Para athletes’ allowance for the Tokyo Paralympics from $1,000 (P50,000) to $3,000 (P150,000) with hopes of motivating them to perform well......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 12th, 2021

Ana Guevara responds to a few medals in Tokyo 2020 ‘I didn’t compete’

Anna Guevara. Screenshot / Millennium Ana Guevara confirmed that despite the failure to predict 10 medals in Tokyo 2020, Mexican athletes achieved results Anna Gabriella.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 12th, 2021

Para athletes get allowance increase as Tokyo Parlaympics loom

From $1,000 (P50,000), PSC chairman William “Butch” Ramirez Thursday tripled it to $3,000 (P150,000) with hopes of adding to their motivation and give it their best......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 12th, 2021