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Only 18-20 Pinoy athletes  have inside track for Tokyo Olympics

BY NICK GIONGCO     Only 18 to 20 Filipino athletes have genuine chances of making the grade for the Tokyo Olympics, chief of mission Nonong Araneta said during a media briefing Tuesday at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex. Araneta said 19 national sports association leaders had submitted a list of 64 names but less […]

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2 Pinoy boxers relegated to boxoffs in Olympics qualifier

By Nick Giongco Middleweight Eumir Felix Marcial’s rousing performance failed to rub off on the four other Filipino fighters in the Asia-Oceania Olympic Boxing Qualifying Tournament in Amman, Jordan. Early Tuesday (late Monday night in Jordan), flyweight Irish Magno and lightweight Riza Pasuit wilted in the quarterfinals, dropping similar unanimous decisions to Mary Kom of […]

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BY NICK GIONGCO   AMMAN, Jordan – World championships silver medalist Eumir Felix Marcial overwhelmed Australian rival Kirra Ruston en route to a 5-0 decision win in their middleweight bout Thursday in the Asia-Oceania Olympic Qualifying Tournament at the Prince Hamed Hall. “Ito ang matagal nang pangarap namin ng tatay ko, ang makapunta sa Olympics. […]

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Nonong to NSAs: No junket trips

BY NICK GIONGCO   Football chief and Philippine Chief of Mission Nonong Araneta yesterday urged leaders of national sports associations to exercise sound judgement in asking for financial assistance in their quest to send qualifiers to the Tokyo Games. “Kung suntok sa buwan hwag na lang,” said Araneta after a series of one-on-one meetings with […]

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LPGA veterans fear losing Olympics to coronavirus

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Two-time LPGA major champions Stacy Lewis and Brittany Lincicome worry the growing coronavirus outbreak that forced three Asian events to be canceled will wipe out the Tokyo Olympics and other tournaments. The LPGA, which has played two US tournaments and two others in Australia this year, canceled a February event in […]

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Obiena targets US,  European tourneys as buildup for Tokyo Games

BY NICK GIONGCO   Pole vaulter EJ Obiena will keep himself neck-deep in training and immersed in competitions in the runup to the July 24-August 9 Tokyo Olympics, the Philippine Track and Field Association announced yesterday. With just about everyone affected by the coronavirus, the team of Obiena is in the process of finalizing the […]

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