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Japan’s Nishikori agrees with Osaka that Olympic ‘discussions’ needed

Japanese tennis star Kei Nishikori on Monday said he agreed with compatriot Naomi Osaka that organisers have to “discuss” whether they can hold the delayed Tokyo Olympics safely due to the coronavirus pandemic. A virus state of emergency in Japan’s capital city and other parts of the country was extended on Friday, less than three […] The post Japan’s Nishikori agrees with Osaka that Olympic ‘discussions’ needed appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneMay 11th, 2021

Japan’s Osaka ‘not sure’ Olympics should happen as doubts grow

Japanese superstar Naomi Osaka admitted she was “not really sure” the coronavirus-hit Tokyo Olympics should go ahead as doubts grew about the Games just weeks before the opening ceremony. The four-time tennis Grand Slam winner joined fellow Japanese player Kei Nishikori in raising concerns, with Tokyo and other parts of Japan under a coronavirus state […] The post Japan’s Osaka ‘not sure’ Olympics should happen as doubts grow appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 11th, 2021

Tennis: Nadal downs battling Nishikori to reach Barcelona quarter-finals

Rafael Nadal needed to go the distance for the second successive day in Barcelona before beating Japan’s Kei Nishikori to make the last-eight and stay on course for a 12th title at the tournament. The world number three triumphed 6-0, 2-6, 6-2 over 2014 and 2015 champion Nishikori and next faces Britain’s Cameron Norrie, a […] The post Tennis: Nadal downs battling Nishikori to reach Barcelona quarter-finals appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2021

Olympic torch relay barred from Osaka& rsquo;s public roads

Tokyo---The Olympic torch relay will be barred from public roads across Japan’s Osaka region as virus cases there spike, prompting officials to declare a medical emergency, the governor said Wednesday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 8th, 2021

Saso vaults to No. 26 in Olympic rankings

Saso vaults to No. 26 in Olympic rankings Dante Navarro (The Philippine Star) – November 13, 2020 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Yuka Saso will have all the impetus needed in pursuit of a third championship in the LPGA of Japan Tour – a new-found confidence, a solid game and a significant jump in the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  balitaRelated NewsNov 13th, 2020

Saso vaults to No. 26 in Olympic rankings

Yuka Saso will have all the impetus needed in pursuit of a third championship in the LPGA of Japan Tour a new-found confidence, a solid game and a significant jump in the Olympic rankings......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

Yulo gets additional P800K Olympic bid funding

Filipino gymnast Caloy Yulo preparation for the Tokyo Olympics got an additional boost after the MVP Sports Foundation (MVPSF) extended a much-needed financial help on Wednesday. MVPSF president Al Panlilio announced that they have granted an extra P800,000 funding for Yulo to cover his training expenses in Japan as he prepares for the Tokyo Olympics scheduled July 23 to August 8 next year. "The MVPSF wants to make sure that our athletes still get the best training possible, even as we face the current COVID-19 pandemic," Panlilio said. The financial donation was coursed through the Gymnastics Association of the Philippines. "Aside from the financial relief from the additional finding, we're hopeful that this also puts Caloy's mind at ease, because we want to show him that we're behind him all the way," said Panlilio. "His sole focus should be on his quest to win an Olympic medal, and we'll do our best to take care of the rest." The 20-year old gymnast is one of four Filipinos who have qualified for the Games, which was delayed for a year due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, along with pole vaulter EJ Obiena and boxers Eumir Felix Marcial and Irish Magno. Yulo earned his ticket to the Games after advancing to the final round of the men's all-around in the 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany. He also won the gold in the men's floor exercise in the same tournament. The Manila pride also won two gold medals and five silvers in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games hosted by the Philippines. With the financial help, Yulo got all-important shot in the arm as he vies for the elusive Olympics gold.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 5th, 2020

More discussions needed to okay POC amendments

More time will be needed to tackle the three key amendments proposed for inclusion the Philippine Olympic Committee’s constitution and bylaws......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 20th, 2020

Medal table at Tokyo Olympic Games on August 3

TOKYO, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- Following is medal table at the Tokyo Olympic Games after the competitions on Tuesday, August 3 (tabulated under delegations, gold, silver, bronze and total medals): China 32 21 16 69 United States 24 28 21 73 Japan 19 6 11 36 Australia 14 4 15 33 ROC 13 21 18 52 Britain 13 17 13 43 Germany 8 8 14 30 France 6 10 8 24 Netherlands 6.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 6th, 2021

Medal table at Tokyo Olympic Games on August 4

TOKYO, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- Following is medal table at the Tokyo Olympic Games after the competition on Wednesday, August 4 (tabulated under delegations, gold, silver, bronze and total medals): China 32 22 16 70 United States 25 31 23 79 Japan 21 7 12 40 Britain 15 18 15 48 Australia 15 4 17 36 ROC 14 21 18 53 Germany 8 8 16 32 France 6 10 9 25 Italy 6 9 15.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 6th, 2021

Medal table at Tokyo Olympic Games on August 5

TOKYO, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- Following is medal table at the Tokyo Olympic Games after the competitions on Thursday, August 5 (tabulated under delegations, gold, silver, bronze and total medals): China 34 24 16 74 United States 29 35 27 91 Japan 22 10 14 46 Australia 17 5 19 41 ROC 16 22 20 58 Britain 16 18 17 51 Germany 9 9 16 34 France 7 11 9 27 Italy 7 10 1.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 6th, 2021

Clinical Paalam outclasses home fighter to enter gold medal match

Carlo Paalam continued to shine in his Olympic bid, displaying counterpunching prowess on his way to a unanimous decision victory over Ryomei Tanaka of Japan to assure himself of at least a silver medal in the men’s featherweight boxing......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 5th, 2021

Appeal filed for controversial boxing loss

Tokyo, Japan. the Colombian Olympic Committee Appeal to Court of Arbitration for Sport (TAS) against boxer’s controversial defeat Eubrin Martinez before the Japanese Ryumi Tanaka.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 4th, 2021

“This game against the United States is a unique opportunity”

Saitama (Japan), Aug 2 (EFE) .- The pivot of Spanish basketball team Pau Gasol admits that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games quarterfinal duel against the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Dressel says he& rsquo;s not chasing Olympic greats

Olympics—US swim star Caeleb Dressel rejected comparisons with Olympic greats Michael Phelps and Mark Spitz after claiming his fifth Tokyo gold on Sunday, revealing he was “terrified” by the pressure to perform in Japan......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Back to zero for EJ

EJ Obiena vowed to make up for his disappointing finish in qualifying for the Olympic pole vault final at the Japan National Stadium tomorrow......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Inclusive or unfair? Transgender weightlifter sparks Olympic debate

TOKYO, Japan  – Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard makes her Olympic debut in Tokyo on Monday, with the New Zealander’s historic appearance igniting heated debate on one of sport’s most divisive issues. Hubbard was born male and competed as a man before transitioning to become a woman in her 30s, taking up the sport again after […] The post Inclusive or unfair? Transgender weightlifter sparks Olympic debate appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Heatwave hits Japan site of Olympic marathon

Japan's northern Hokkaido region was supposed to offer cooler climes for next week's Olympic marathons and race walks, but now the area is battling a heatwave......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Still alive: Obiena qualifies for Olympic pole vault final

Because he needed all three attempts to clear 5.75m, Obiena placed 10th among all finalists......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Rower Nievarez has bright future – Pato Gregorio

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cris Nievarez completed his Olympic debut by finishing at 23rd place in men’s single sculls of rowing on Friday, July 30 at the Sea Forest Waterway in the Bay of Tokyo, Japan. The 21-year old finished 23rd among 32 rowers. Despite losing his bid for a podium finish, his future is […] The post Rower Nievarez has bright future – Pato Gregorio appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Obiena up against best of the best

Amidst the scare from the Sam Kendricks case, EJ Obiena finally sets foot in the grand Japan National Stadium today to launch his bid to soar to Olympic glory......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021