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Bill exempting tax for athletes’ rewards hurdles House panel

By Filane Mikee Cervantes   (File photo) MANILA – A measure exempting the rewards, bonuses, and emoluments for national athletes and coaches who compete or win international sports competitions from all taxes, fees, and charges has hurdled committee level at the House of Representatives. In a virtual meeting on Monday, the House Committee on Ways and Means … Continue reading

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Tokyo Olympics officially ends with closing ceremony

  A performance being held during the closing ceremony of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan on Aug. 8, 2021. (Ali Atmaca-Anadolu Agency) TOKYO (Anadolu/PNA)– The 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which began without spectators on July 23 due to coronavirus, concluded with a closing ceremony on Sunday. During the ceremony, which was held without fans, athletes carried … Continue reading

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Yuka Saso’s last-ditch run falls short of medal in women’s golf

  Fil-Japanese golfer Yuka Saso (File photo) TOKYO – Yuka Saso fired an eagle-spiked six-under-par 65 on Saturday but her last-ditch run fell just short of a medal at the conclusion of the Tokyo Olympics’ women’s golf competition at the Kasumigaseki Country Club. The 20-year old Fil-Japanese caught fire in her final nine, going six-over over a … Continue reading

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Add’l cash reward, house and lot for Olympic winners: POC

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno   MORE INCENTIVES. Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Carlo Paalam and bronze winner Eumir Marcial thank Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) President Abraham Tolentino for announcing additional cash incentives and house and lot for medalists of Tokyo Olympics during an online press conference on Sunday (Aug. 28, 2021). Tolentino said the POC will give additional … Continue reading

IOC President’s speech – Tokyo 2020 Closing Ceremony
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IOC President’s speech – Tokyo 2020 Closing Ceremony

 International Olympic Committee Press Release   August 8, 2021IOC President’s speech – Tokyo 2020 Closing CeremonyPlease find below the full speech delivered by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach during the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 today, 8 August 2021. Your Imperial Highness, the Crown Prince,Dear Olympic Friends around the world,Good evening Tokyo, … Continue reading

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PH to end Tokyo Olympics as top-performing Asean team

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno   PH OLYMPIANS. The Filipino athletes who led the Philippines’ successful campaign in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Hidilyn Diaz (upper left) – gold medalist, women’s 55-kg. weightlifting; Nesthy Petecio (upper right), silver medalist, women’s boxing featherweight division; Carlo Paalam (lower left), silver medalist, men’s boxing flyweight division and Eumir Marcial (lower right), bronze … Continue reading

Paalam shoots for gold and glory, fights Britain’s Yafai in men’s flyweight finals on Saturday
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Paalam shoots for gold and glory, fights Britain’s Yafai in men’s flyweight finals on Saturday

 TOKYO – Carlo Paalam shoots for gold and glory when he fights Great Britain’s Galal Yafai in the men’s flyweight boxing finals of the Summer Olympic Games at the Kokugikan Arena here on Saturday. Paalam’s date with history is at 1 p.m. (Philippine time). On Thursday, Paalam barged into the fight for the gold after hurdling … Continue reading