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Better to scrap Tokyo Olympics, prepare for Paris 2024, says PSC chief

Better to scrap Tokyo Olympics, prepare for Paris 2024, says PSC chief

By CARLO ANOLIN         Is it better to scrap the Tokyo Olympics for good? If Philippine Sports Commission chairman Butch Ramirez could have his way, he would rather choose to forfeit the Tokyo Games than risk the health and safety of the Filipino athletes amid the coronavirus pandemic. The PSC chief told Manila […]

Anything can happen with Tokyo Olympics – Japan minister

          TOKYO (AFP) – A Japanese cabinet minister admitted Friday that “anything can happen” with the coronavirus-postponed Tokyo Olympics, becoming the first senior official to concede uncertainty about the Games as Japan and other countries battle a surge in cases. Taro Kono, minister for administrative and regulatory reform, did not rule […]

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Boxers first Pinoy hopefuls to enter ‘Calambubble’

      By JEREMIAH SEVILLA     World champion Nesthy Petecio and two fellow boxers were the first athletes to enter the training bubble among Tokyo Olympics aspirants which formally started on Friday at the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna. Petecio, the gold winner in the featherweight division of the 2019 AIBA Women’s […]

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Calamba bubble begins for Tokyo Games hopefuls

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA       Bubble training for Tokyo Olympic hopefuls and qualifiers for three combat sports begin Friday at the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna. Among those who will first enter the camp are boxing coaches and their boxers mostly coming from Luzon and Mindanao. They are Nesthy Petecio, Junmilardo Ogayre, Marjon […]

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PSC OKs fencers’ request to undergo bubble training in seaside Ormoc City

By WAYLON GALVEZ       The national fencing team will train for two months in Ormoc City after the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) finally approved Wednesday the request of the Philippine Fencing Association (PFA) to train in the seaside city to prepare for this year’s Asian Championship. Amat Canlas, head coach of the national […]

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Fencer Catantan enjoying new environment, ready for US NCAA

        By WAYLON GALVEZ       Filipino fencer Samantha Catantan has finally moved to a dormitory provided by Penn State University, her new ‘home’ in the US after being recruited last year to firm up its roster in the NCAA. “Ayos lang naman po ako. Medyo naga-adjust sa new environment, pero OK lang […]

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