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Athletics chief eyes 3 more Tokyo slots

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA The Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (Patafa) is hoping that three of its athletes will clinch berths to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics set July 3 to Aug. 8. PATAFA President Philip Ella Juico said tracksters Eric and Kristina Knott, and pole vaulter Natalie Uy – all national record-holders and based in […]

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Paris World Qualifiers cancellation could be beneficial for PH boxers

By JEREMIAH SEVILLA World champion Nesthy Petecio and other Filipino boxers now have huge chances of making it to the Tokyo Games after the Olympic Boxing Task Force (BTF) decided to cancel the Paris World Qualifiers and base the qualification through rankings instead.  ABAP president Ricky Vargas said that “this might prove beneficial to our […]

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Didal, 2 other PH skateboarders among best in regional awards

By CARLO ANOLIN Asian Games champion Margielyn Didal and two other Filipino skateboarders have landed in the Top 3 spots in different categories in the inaugural 2020 Asia Skateboarding Awards. Didal was named in the Top 3 of the Fastest Feet and Creative Sole awards in the women’s category while Jerwin Santos and Motic Panugalinog […]

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Tokyo Olympics boss Mori to resign over sexist remarks

TOKYO (AFP) – Tokyo Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori is to resign over sexist remarks that have sparked outrage in Japan and abroad, reports said Thursday. Multiple major Japanese media outlets, citing anonymous sources, said Mori has told officials of his wish to step down and intends to announce his resignation at a meeting of Games […]

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This time, EJ Obiena settles for 5th in France

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Olympic-bound pole vaulter EJ Obiena settled for joint fifth place in the Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de Calais Tuesday at the Arena Stade Couvert in Lievin, France In the event that gathered the virtual who’s who, Obiena managed only to clear 5.60 meters on his first attempt to tie reigning Olympic champion Thiago Braz […]

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Razon to provide Tokyo-bound athletes, coaches with vaccines – Tolentino

BUSINESS tycoon Enrique Razon guaranteed to provide the country’s Tokyo Olympic bound athletes and coaches with the Covid-19 vaccines. Razon made the assurance in a meeting with Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) President Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino on Tuesday. “We would like to thank Mr. Enrique Razon for providing our Olympics-bound athletes with vaccines,” Tolentino said. […]

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