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Most Japanese don’t want foreign fans at Olympics: poll

TOKYO (AFP) – More than 75 percent of Japanese oppose overseas fans attending the Tokyo Olympics, a poll showed Monday, as organisers prepare to make a decision on foreign spectators. The poll, by the Yomiuri Shimbun daily, found that only 18 percent of people who responded were in favour of foreign spectators being allowed into […]

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Didal is 2020 Asia Skater of the Year

By CARLO ANOLIN Filipino sensation Margielyn Didal was crowned as the first Asia Skater of the Year in the 2020 Asia Skateboarding Awards Wednesday night.Didal bested seven other skaters from China, Indonesia, Japan and Thailand in the women’s category and took home $1,500, around P72,700, as announced by The Skateboarding Social on Instagram. Compatriot Cindy Lou […]

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ROUNDUP: Mighty US 5 vs France in Tokyo Games opener

TOKYO (AFP) – Olympic men’s basketball champion the United States will play France in its Tokyo Games opener on July 25 – three days after the end of the NBA Finals – organizers said Monday. The mighty US, aiming to win their fourth straight gold and 16th in total, will face the French at Saitama […]

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Mangrobang may become 1st PH triathlete to compete in Olympics

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Triathlon Association of the Philippines (TRAP) President Tom Carrasco is optimistic the country can send its first triathlete to the Olympics in the Tokyo edition this year. Carrasco pins his hopes on 29-year-old Kim Mangrobang, who has won three gold medalS in the Southeast Asian Games. “Kim M. is healthy, hopefully until […]

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ROUNDUP: Didal raring to see action once again

Skateboarding sensation Margielyn Didal is raring to return to competition despite high chances of having an outright berth in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.Since most of the Olympics qualifiers leading into the 2021 Tokyo Games were either cancelled or postponed, Didal has since then fortified her No. 14 spot in the world rankings in the women’s […]

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Marcial trains double time ahead of Tokyo Games

By CARLO ANOLIN Boxer Eumir Felix Marcial is determined to produce the country’s first Olympic gold medal that he’s now working double time ahead of the Tokyo Games in July. Marcial, who is currently based in Los Angeles, California, shared recent updates on social media regarding his training under the helm of renowned coach Freddie […]

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