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The full speech delivered by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach during the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 today, 23 July 2021
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The full speech delivered by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach during the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 today, 23 July 2021

International Olympic Committee Press Release IOC President’s speech – Tokyo 2020 Opening Ceremony The full speech delivered by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach during the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 today, 23 July 2021. Your Majesty, the Emperor,Dear Athletes,Dear Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide,Dear Governor Koike Yuriko,Dear President of the Organising … Continue reading

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Duterte gives Olympians additional allowance

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno   President Rodrigo Duterte with sports officials and national athletes at Malacañan Palace in 2019 (Presidential photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte has given the Philippine athletes joining the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics an additional PHP100,000 each in allowances while at the Japanese capital. The additional support was approved upon the … Continue reading

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Int’l travelers told to follow strict testing, quarantine rules

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– To prevent the entry of new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) variants, the government is requiring international travelers in all Philippine ports of entry to observe strict testing and quarantine protocols, Malacañang said on Friday. “All incoming international travelers in all ports of entry must strictly comply … Continue reading

PAL: Official Carrier of the PH team for Tokyo 2020 Olympics 
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PAL: Official Carrier of the PH team for Tokyo 2020 Olympics 

  Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL), in partnership with the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC), is the official carrier of the Philippine delegation for the upcoming 2020 Summer Olympics (also known as Tokyo 2020).    PAL will fly over 80 athletes and sports officials to Tokyo. PAL offers three weekly flights to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport and … Continue reading

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Pinoy rower Cris Nievarez qualifies for quarterfinals

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno  (Anadolu photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Cris Nievarez made the quarterfinal cut in the Tokyo Olympics men’s rowing single sculls event after finishing third in his heat on Friday at the Sea Forest Waterway in the Japanese capital. Nievarez clocked in at seven minutes and 22.97 seconds, making the quarterfinal cut as … Continue reading

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No need for Duterte to resign if he wants to run for VP

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– President Rodrigo Duterte need not resign from post, in case he decides to seek the vice presidency, Malacañang said on Thursday. In an online press conference, Roque said there is no rule mandating Duterte to resign if the President files a certificate of candidacy for another elective post … Continue reading

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PH Olympic dream on brink of reality: Ramirez

  Philippine Sports Commission chairman William “Butch” Ramirez (File/screengrab) TOKYO – Philippine Sports Commission chairman William “Butch” Ramirez and Chief of Staff Marc Velasco arrived here on Thursday and expressed their readiness to cheer the country’s 19 Filipino athletes when they head to battle in the Summer Olympic Games. Ramirez, who owns the distinction as the only … Continue reading