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China crisis messes up PH bets’ Tokyo buildup

BY NICK GIONGCO   Olympic chief of mission Nonong Araneta said on Tuesday that the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak is messing up the timetable of Filipino athletes gearing up for berths to Tokyo 2020. “The health and safety of our athletes are our utmost concern,” said Araneta as he prepares to review the program and budget […]

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MVP, PSC back Diaz’s all-out bid for a Tokyo Games berth

BY Waylon Galvez   Manny V. Pangilinan, chairman of the MVP Sports Foundation, said yesterday the gold medal win of weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz in the 2020 Roma World Cup on Tuesday could just be start of something big for the country’s top Olympic hopeful for the year. “Congratulations to Hidilyn Diaz and Team HD for […]

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Pinoy lifter bags bronze, boosts Tokyo Games bid

BY WAYLON GALVEZ   John Fabuar Ceniza solidified his Tokyo Olympics bid after claiming a bronze medal in the men’s 61kg category of the Roma World Cup on Monday in Italy. The 21-year-old Ceniza, who won a silver in the recent Southeast Asian Games, had a total lift of 269 kgs to earn a podium […]

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Scrapping of Wuhan qualifiers gives PH boxers more time to prepare

BY NICK GIONGCO   The one-month postponement of the Asia-Oceania Olympic boxing qualifier owing to the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak only proved beneficial for the Philippine boxing team. Head coach Pat Gaspi said the scrapping of the Wuhan slugfest originally scheduled Feb. 3-14 would give the boxers additional time to prime themselves up for the opposition […]

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MVP rallies  behind Pinoy pugs; Jordan to host boxing qualifiers

BY NICK GIONGCO   The Jordan capital city of Amman will assume the hosting rights of the Asia-Oceania Olympic Boxing Qualification from March 3-11, the International Olympic Committee Boxing Task Force said on Saturday. The task force was compelled to look for a new venue after conditions in the Chinese city of Wuhan deteriorated owing […]

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POC going all-out  to help Tokyo Games aspirants

BY NICK GIONGCO   The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) will tap the help of private sector for the national athletes who will compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. POC President Bambol Tolentino said on Friday that aside from government assistance, he will move heaven and earth to assure that those bound for the Games scheduled […]

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