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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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Fencers leave for 2-month bubble training in Ormoc

By WAYLON GALVEZ Five of the six Filipino fencers that will compete in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament via the Asian Championship are set to leave Saturday for a two-month bubble training camp in Ormoc City. Southeast Asian (SEA) Games gold medalist Jylyn Nicanor leads the contingent of Olympic hopefuls set to train at the city […]

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Athletes, volunteers slam Tokyo 2020 chief’s sexist comments

TOKYO (AFP) – Olympic medalists, Japanese sports officials and local volunteers have lined up to lambast octogenarian Tokyo Games chief Yoshiro Mori over his sexist remarks, describing anger and disappointment at his comments. Mori sparked outrage on Wednesday for saying women speak too much in meetings then dug himself into a deeper hole a day […]

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Tokyo 2020 boss faces resignation calls over sexist remarks

Tokyo 2020 Games chief Yoshiro Mori has apologized and said he may have to resign after sparking a sexism row by claiming women speak too much in meetings, a Japanese daily said Thursday. Mori, an 83-year-old former prime minister known for public gaffes, told the Mainichi Shimbun he was sorry for his “thoughtless” remarks, which […]

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Filipino fencer Tan part of IOC’s young leaders program

By WAYLON GALVEZ US-based Filipino fencer Lance Tan has been selected as one of the 25 young leaders who will be part of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) four-year program. Tan, who represented the country in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Argentina, will have the privilege to get weekly learning modules and leadership […]

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Olympic chief Bach calls for ‘patience’ over Tokyo Games

      LAUSANNE (AFP) – Olympic chief Thomas Bach called on Wednesday for “patience” over the Tokyo Games, the holding of which this summer are in continued doubt due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Tokyo Olympics were originally to have taken place last year but were postponed in the face of the first wave […]

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