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Olympic Golf leaves its mark in Tokyo 2020

A throwaway comment by Rory McIlroy after he missed out on a bronze medal was worth its weight in gold as golf’s much talked-about acceptance in the Olympic Games was reinforced following two glorious weeks at Tokyo 2020......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarAug 12th, 2021

Pandemic Games will show true Olympic values : Tokyo 2020 chief

The stripped-back Tokyo Games, held despite the ongoing pandemic, will highlight the Olympics' "true values", Tokyo 2020 chief Seiko Hashimoto said as organisers mark a month to go......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2021

Olympic cancellation specter haunts Tokyo

Japan held subdued celebrations to mark one year to go until the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Thursday, with the coronavirus pandemic raising stark concerns about whether the Games will go ahead at all. In Tokyo, which should have been buzzing with thousands of athletes and fans by now, if the Games had been able […] The post Olympic cancellation specter haunts Tokyo appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2020

Eumir Marcial says Manny Pacquiao offered to manage his pro career

Eumir Marcial has already made a name for himself in the amateur boxing ranks, with three SEA Games gold medals and a runner-up finish in the 2019 World Championships.  Now, the 24-year old Zamboangueño is targeting a gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics next year.  Marcial qualified for the Tokyo games (which was originally scheduled for 2020, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic) after reaching the semifinals of the 2020 Asia and Oceania Olympic Boxing Qualifier Tournament held in Amman, Jordan back in March.  The heavy-handed middleweight went on to capture gold in his weight division.  While Marcial is intent on going pro, he has maintained that right now, his top priority is still to bring home an Olympic gold medal.  Because of the Olympics being postponed however, Marcial made the decision to go pro, and while he hasn't made any decisions on which promoter he'll be signing with, it appears as though he's quite keen on joining the MP Promotions stable.  MP Promotions, of course, is Manny Pacquiao's boxing promotions outfit and is home the likes of WBO Bantamweight World Champion Johnriel “Quadro Alas” Casimero, IBF Super Flyweight World Champion Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas, IBF Minimumweight World Champion Pedro Taduran, former WBO Bantamweight World Champion Marlon Tapales, former interim WBA Bantamweight World Champion Reymart Gaballo, former interim WBA Featherweight World Champion Jhack Tepora, and rising star Mark Magsayo, their newest big-name recruit.  On an interview with Radyo Pilipinas 2, Marcial shared that Pacquiao offered to help him in his professional career.  "Nakausap ko and sabi ni Senator na talagang tutulungan niya ako," Marcial said. Very thankful ako na binigyan tayo ng oras ni Senator Manny Pacquiao, and nakaka-inspire talaga yung words na sinabi niya sa akin na tutulungan kita, ako mag-mamanage sa’yo. Napaka-sarap pakinggan yung mga galing sa isa sa mga nagbigay ng inspiration sa akin." Like most up-and-coming Pinoy boxers, Marcial says that he has long looked up to the eight-division world champion.  "Simula po nagkaroon ako ng isip sa boxing, siya na yung isa sa mga inspirasyon ko." Marcial clarified that there hasn't been any official discussions about signing with MP Promotions, but it looks like the pro-bound pug is leaning in that direction.  "Hopefully sir, sana as soon as possible," Marcial said about when he's set to meet with Pacquiao regarding a deal. "Hindi pa naman kami nag-uusap talaga, na magsabi about na doon ako pipirma, pero yung sinabi ni senator na kung sa akin pupunta, tutulungan kita, ako ang mag-mamanage sa’yo, akong bahala sa’yo." "Napaka-gandang marinig yun," Marcial added.     .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 16th, 2020

Hometowns ng 19 olympians reregaluhan Milo

MANILA, Philippines – Inanunsiyo ng Milo, ang official choco milk drink ng Philippine Olympic Team, na tatanggap ang hometowns ng 19 Philippine Olympians na lumahok sa katatapos na Tokyo 2020+1 Olympics ng Nestlé products bilang pagkilala sa kanilang ipinakitang champion energy at pagbibigay ng pinakamagandang performance ng Pilipinas sa kasaysayan ng Summer Games. Matapos makuha […] The post Hometowns ng 19 olympians reregaluhan Milo appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsAug 13th, 2021

Diaz: Thank you, Tokyo 2020!

Behind the spectacle and glory that was the Tokyo 2020 were the men and women, who braved the COVID-19 pandemic and made it all happen for the Olympic dreamers......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 11th, 2021

Sangiao salutes PH Olympians, calls for continuous support for athletes

Legendary Team Lakay coach Mark Sangiao is one with the nation in expressing his glee for the superb showing Team Philippines had in the recently concluded 2020 Tokyo Olympics......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 10th, 2021

Hidilyn: Aaminin ko nabuhay ako with doubts, takot at anxiety sa puso ko…

Hidilyn Diaz INAMIN ng Filipina weightlifting champion na si Hidilyn Diaz na totoong nagkaroon siya ng agam-agam, takot at pagdududa sa buhay mula noong magkaroon ng pandemya. Sa pagtatapos ng Tokyo 2020 Olympics last Sunday, binalikan ng kauna-unahang Filipino Olympic gold medalist ang naging journey niya sa pakikipaglaban para sa Pilipinas. Ayon kay Hidilyn, tulad ng karamihan talagang […] The post Hidilyn: Aaminin ko nabuhay ako with doubts, takot at anxiety sa puso ko… appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 10th, 2021

Team PH: Tokyo Olympics by the numbers

4 -- It’s mission accomplished for Team Philippines at the Tokyo Olympic 2020+1, churning out its best performance ever with a gold, courtesy of Hidilyn Diaz in weightlifting, two silvers from boxers Nesthy Petecio and Carlo Paalam, and a bronze medal by Eumir Marcial, also in boxing.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 9th, 2021

Top-5 schemes cybercriminals are running amid Olympic Games

After an unprecedented year-long delay, the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics have begun this month. This time, all events are taking place with no spectators, which reduces physical risks – in terms of health and from a cybersecurity point of view (such as data theft using the vulnerabilities of public Wi-Fi at the stadium). However, sports enthusiasts should not forget that cybercriminals will aim to take advantage of fans’ eagerness to watch the Olympic Games by instigating various online fraud schemes......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 8th, 2021

Filipino bets in Tokyo have reshaped history , says Philippine Olympic chief

The Tokyo 2020 Philippine team put on a performance for the ages, ushering in a new dawn and new day in Philippine sports......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 8th, 2021

Olympic disappointments in Tokyo 2020

August 7, 2021, 3:9By Jonah Diaz Gonzalez, Special Envoy TOKYO, Aug. 7 (Prensa Latina) Of all the romantic things about the Olympics, today illusions occupy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 7th, 2021

Tokyo 2020: France vs United States: Video summary and final results of the Olympic Games basketball gold medal match

Final result: France 82-87 United States The United States became basketball champions at the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020, defeating France 87 to 82 in.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 7th, 2021

Marcial loses to Ukrainian, settles for Olympic boxing bronze

It’s the end of the road for Eumir Marcial in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and the gallant Filipino boxer will take home a bronze medal......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 5th, 2021

Manila golf bet stays in the hunt for gold

Tokyo---Bianca Pagdanganan of the Philippines weathered the sweltering conditions at the Kasumigaseki Golf Club in Saitama and shot a two-under-par 69 on Wednesday to keep the leaders within reach after the opening round of the Summer Olympic Games’ golf competition......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 4th, 2021

Saso& rsquo;s caddie suffers from heat stroke as Olympic golf play begins

Tokyo—Yuka Saso and Bianca Pagdanganan begin their quest for an Olympic medal on Thursday at the Kasimugaseki Golf Club. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

Carlo Paalam ousts champ Zoirov, secures Olympic medal

MANILA, Philippines–Carlo Paalam pulled off a mighty upset after knocking Olympic champion Shakhobidin Zoirov off his perch to become the Philippines’ latest medalist at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday. Paalam punched his way through the men’s flyweight semifinal via split decision after the fight was stopped at the 1:40 mark of the second round following […] The post Carlo Paalam ousts champ Zoirov, secures Olympic medal appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

Olympic opening round pairings for Yuka, Bianca known

There’s the Filipina duo that are as raring as anyone to bang away amidst all the challenges offered by the Olympic golf for one of the most coveted gold medals in offer in the closing days of the Tokyo Games......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 2nd, 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

Pagunsan out of medal contention

Tokyo—The Philippines’ Juvic Pagunsan skied to a five-over par 76 on Saturday and fell out of medal contention in the men’s golf competition of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics at the Kasumigaseki Country Club......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021