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Tokyo Games had to be held, Macron says in Japan

TOKYO—French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday backed Japan’s decision to host the delayed Olympics despite the pandemic, as he attended the opening ceremony in Tokyo with just a few hundred other officials and dignitaries......»»

Category: sportsSource: thestandard thestandardJul 24th, 2021

New poll finds half of Japanese back Olympics this summer

TOKYO (AFP) – Half of Japan’s public favours holding the Tokyo Olympics this summer, a new survey showed Monday, suggesting support for the contentious Games is rising seven weeks before the opening ceremony. The latest poll by the Yomiuri Shimbun daily showed 50 percent of respondents want the Games to be held this summer, with […].....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 7th, 2021

Hashimoto: Olympics must be held at any cost

Tokyo—Tokyo 2020 should be held next year “at any cost” given athletes’ efforts to be ready, Japan’s Olympic minister said Tuesday, a day after the IOC’s John Coates told AFP that the postponed Games would go ahead in 2021 “with or without Covid”......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 8th, 2020

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

‘It’s 2021 or never for Tokyo Olympics’

BRUSSELS: High-ranking Olympic official Pierre-Olivier Beckers on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) made plain that the delayed Tokyo Olympics “will be held in 2021 or not at all.” The Belgian was reiterating the stance put forward by Japan and International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach that next year was the last chance to hold the Games […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 8th, 2020

‘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

Paralympic flame arrives in Tokyo as virus surges days before opening

The Paralympic flame arrived in Tokyo on Friday as virus cases hit fresh records nationwide just four days before the Games begin. Japan’s daily infections topped 25,000 for the first time on Thursday, with the number of severe cases also higher than ever as the nation battles a fifth wave driven by the more contagious […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 20th, 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

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

“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

Skateboarder Didal: I am proud to represent country

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuana skateboarder Margielyn Didal held her head high despite placing seventh overall in the women’s street skateboarding competition in her Olympics debut earlier today in Tokyo, Japan.  According to the 22-year-old Didal, the pride of Barangay Lahug, Cebu City, that she was very proud to represent the country, which might be […] The post Skateboarder Didal: I am proud to represent country appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 26th, 2021

Business as usual inside Athletes& rsquo; Village

TOKYO—It may be a State of Emergency in Japan, but it’s business as usual inside the Athletes’ Village of the Summer Olympic Games here......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 21st, 2021

IOC vows to minimize virus risk to Japanese

Tokyo—Olympics chief Thomas Bach pledged Wednesday “not to bring any risk” to Japan with the Games, seeking to reassure a sceptical public as virus cases surge just over a week before Tokyo 2020 begins......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 16th, 2021

New Clark City Aquatics Center earns praise from visiting Israelis

Capas, Tarlac—The New Clark City Aquatic Center here has earned rave reviews from the 17-member Israel swimming team that is training for the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 16th, 2021

Incentive for Olympic gold may reach P50M

A Filipino athlete who will win a gold medal in the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan could receive as much as P50 million in cash incentives......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 13th, 2021

Nigeria pulls off stunner vs Durant-led USA in Olympics exhibition

Held in Las Vegas as part of Team USA's preparation for the Tokyo Olympics, Nigeria gave the US just its third loss in exhibition games since 1992......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 11th, 2021

EJ, Kiyomi PH flagbearers in Tokyo games

Pole vaulter Ernest John “EJ” Obiena and Fil-Japanese judo Kiyomi Watanabe won’t have a busy schedule the day after the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 9th, 2021

Barbosa& rsquo;s never-say-die attitude may come in handy in Tokyo

When taekwondo jin Kurt Barbosa steps into the dojang of the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, he could use a dose of the never-say-die attitude he flashed when he qualified for the quadrennial meet......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 4th, 2021

2 swimmers bring number of Tokyo Olympians to 19

Swimmers Luke Gebbie and Remedy Rule are headed to the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan after the international governing body for swimming, FINA, awarded them universality places......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2021