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Japanese cyclist who once competed in PH now Tokyo 2020 president

A Japanese female cyclist who once competed in the country is now the new president of Tokyo Olympics. Japan’s Olympic Minister Seiko Hashimoto on Thursday was selected as the new Tokyo 2020 president on Thursday with just over five months left before the staging of the world’s biggest sporting spectacle. Apart from being a cyclist, Hashimoto also […]

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Watch and learn for Cebuano sporting stars Didal, Tabal

By CARLO ANOLIN Cebuano connection? Ask Mary Joy Tabal and Margielyn Didal about it. Olympian marathon runner Tabal recently paid a visit to Filipino skateboarding sensation Didal and tried the extreme sport for herself. “[Us and our energy!] I’m at Margielyn Arda Didal’s playground and I’m taking the ‘risk’ of trying her sports,” wrote Tabal […]

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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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