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Olympic chief consults with IOC members over virus fallout

Olympic chief consults with IOC members over virus fallout

  LAUSANNE (AFP) – Olympic chief Thomas Bach on Wednesday held a series of talks with International Olympic Committee members on the potential consequences of the coronavirus pandemic that has seen the Tokyo Games pushed back a year to 2021, sources said. Bach was to address the 100 IOC members in three different sessions decided […]

4 swimmers determined to gain Tokyo slots

By Kristel Satumbaga       Despite the altered preparation, the Philippine Swimming Inc. is upbeat of its athletes’ chances to qualify to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics that was rescheduled next year due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. PSI President Lani Velasco said five of the 11 national swimmers who are based abroad are now […]

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A blessing in disguise for EJ Obiena

By Kristel Satumbaga       Even elite athletes have their lowest moments as they continued to deal with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic situation. Pole vaulter EJ Obiena admitted to “feeling lost” while in quarantine in Formia, Italy after learning of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics’ postponement from July this year to summer of 2021. The […]

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Pinay fencer hoping next year’s Olympics will push through

By Waylon Galvez         Southeast Asian (SEA) Games gold medalist Jylyn Nicanor of fencing is keeping her fingers crossed that the Tokyo Olympics will push through next year – reason why she keeps on training at home. “Tuloy lang ako, maski yung ibang fencers, sa pag-ensayo everyday. Kailangan kundisyon pa din maski […]

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Coates says Tokyo Games face ‘real problems’

MELBOURNE (Reuters) ‒ Tokyo Games organizers face “real problems” staging the Olympics next year as coronavirus infections continue to soar, senior international Olympic official John Coates said. Coates, Australia’s Olympic chief and head of the International Olympic Committee’s inspectorate for Tokyo, said organisers had to assume there would be no vaccine for COVID-19, or none […]

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IOC chief says Games would be cancelled if not held in 2021

International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief Thomas Bach says the Tokyo Games would have to be scrapped if the event cannot be held next year due to the COVID-19 crisis. In March, the IOC and Japanese government took the unprecedented decision to delay the Games, which had been due to start in July, for a year […]

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