Tokyo Paralympics to open under shadow of pandemic

The Tokyo Paralympics open Tuesday after a year-long pandemic delay and with the virus continuing to cast a long shadow as Japan battles a record surge in cases......»»

Category: sportsSource: thestandard thestandardAug 22nd, 2021

Pandemic Games open with handful of VIPs

The opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics took place on Friday in a nearly empty stadium after a year-long pandemic postponement and a build-up marred by scandal and controversy......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2021

First athletes positive for COVID-19 in Tokyo Olympic Village

Two athletes have become the first to test positive for the coronavirus in the Tokyo Olympic Village, officials said on Sunday, just days before the pandemic-delayed Games open......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 18th, 2021

Foreign reporters to be tracked by GPS at Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — Overseas journalists covering the Tokyo Olympics will have their movements tracked by GPS, the Games president said Tuesday, and could have their passes revoked if they break the rules. Organizers of the pandemic-postponed 2020 Games, which open in just over six weeks, are trying to reassure a skeptical public that the […] The post Foreign reporters to be tracked by GPS at Tokyo Olympics appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

Japan extends virus emergency

Tokyo —Japan’s government is set to approve a month-long extension of its coronavirus state of emergency on Tuesday, less than six months before the pandemic-postponed Olympic Games open in Tokyo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2021

Pinoy para bets brace for major events

The Filipino para athletes will have a busy year amid the COVID-19 pandemic as they brace for three major events including the Tokyo Paralympics slated Aug. 24 to Sept. 5......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 31st, 2021

Laos, Afghanistan lift inbound restrictions for Pinoys travellers

Two countries in Asia and the Pacific – Laos and Afghanistan – have lifted inbound restrictions on Filipino travelers, subject to flight availability and medical protocols amid the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said in a report on Monday.  (ALI VICOY / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) On the other hand, Malaysia, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Nepal, Tajikistan, and Hong Kong have imposed stricter medical protocols and visa regulations for those who are exempt from entry restrictions. Mongolia’s borders, meanwhile, remain open but inbound travelers in the country are now required to present negative COVID-19 test results and must have all applicable documents to support their visa status. In Tokyo, the Japanese government has gradually opened up inbound entry for students, dependents, and technical interns but still prohibit entry of short-stay travelers, including tourists.  Back here at home, beginning October 21, Filipinos may resume their overseas plans after Malacañang announced the lifting of restrictions for non-essential outbound travelers, including tourists.  Outbound Filipino tourists may be allowed to leave the country after submitting confirmed roundtrip tickets and adequate travel and health insurance. With the still evolving changes in travel restrictions worldwide due to the pandemic, the DFA advises Filipino travelers to always check ahead of their travel dates with airlines, as well as with relevant Embassies or Consulates before booking a ticket and before departure.  .....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 19th, 2020

Philippine Paralympic team hit by COVID-19

The Philippine team to the Tokyo Paralympics has suffered a blow even before the start of the Games, with a number of delegation members, including a para-athlete, testing positive for COVID-19......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated 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

Guion ready for heavier lifts at Tokyo Paralympics

Achelle Guion is ready for the lift of her life in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games......»»

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

Organizers bar spectators from Paralympics over virus

TOKYO—Spectators will be barred from the Tokyo Paralympics over coronavirus fears, organizers said Monday, as Japan battles record infections despite emergency measures in several parts of the country......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

Philippine Paralympic Committee names flagbearers for Tokyo Paralympics

Philippine Tokyo Paralympics chef-de-mission Francis Diaz said the team is inspired to perform well after the country came through with its best effort in the Tokyo Olympics where it brought home a historic gold medal thanks to Hidilyn Diaz and two silver and a bronze courtesy of Nesthy Petecio, Carlo Paalam and Eumir Marcial, respectively......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 17th, 2021

PH Paralympians are ready and fully motivated

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Members of the Philippine Paralympic team are drawing inspiration from the historic showing of Team Philippine when they compete in the Tokyo Paralympics from Aug. 24 to Sept. 5. Francis Diaz, the country’s chief of mission to the Paralympics, said they’re not pressured to deliver the same amount of success that the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsAug 17th, 2021

Forum tackles weightlifting, Paralympics

Members of the Philippine delegation to the Tokyo Paralympics and the top man of the National Sports Association that produced the country’s first ever Olympic gold make up the two-part session of the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum online version this Tuesday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 17th, 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

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

Tokyo counts cost of $15 billion pandemic Olympics gamble

Tokyo awoke to a huge bill and soaring coronavirus cases on Monday after pulling off a mid-pandemic Olympics that at times looked impossible and had a mixed reception to the end......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 9th, 2021

Shared gold, knitting and cardboard dogs: memorable moments of Tokyo Olympics

The pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics may have lacked crowds, but there was no shortage of memorable moments. Here are some of the Games' memorable moments:.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 8th, 2021

Non-medalists in Tokyo get P.5M each in incentives

Tokyo—Not one of the 19 Filipino athletes, who competed in the pandemic Tokyo Olympics will be left behind, according to Philippine Olympic Committee  president Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 5th, 2021

The key to success?

What is one common factor among all the Filipino Olympians who are favored to medal in Tokyo? It’s something that was made even more obvious by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 26th, 2021