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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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

Team PH coach to be sent home after positive COVID-19 test
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Team PH coach to be sent home after positive COVID-19 test

TOKYO – A coach of Team Philippines will be sent home following back-and-forth false positive and negative tests for COVID-19, Philippine Olympic Committee president Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino revealed during a mini conference at the CONRAD Tokyo on Thursday. The daily tests at the Athletes Village on coaches and players, yielded a false positive test … Continue reading

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Japanese PM confident of successful Tokyo 2020

  TOKYO (Xinhua/PNA) – Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has expressed his confidence in successfully delivering the Tokyo Olympic Games despite the specter of Covid-19. “Because of the Covid-19 pandemic since last year, the (pandemic) situation is making progress and sometimes backwards, but vaccinations have come. After a long tunnel, an exit is now in our … Continue reading

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71 people accredited for Olympics test positive for Covid-19

  TOKYO (Anadolu/PNA) – A total of 71 people accredited for the Tokyo Olympics have tested positive for Covid-19, organizers said on Tuesday, just days before the start of the major sports event. Among those who tested positive were athletes, officials, and volunteers. On Monday, two athletes tested positive for coronavirus in the Olympic village. Czech … Continue reading

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PH batch of Olympians in Tokyo ‘strong’: Ramirez

  Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William Ramirez (File photo) TOKYO (PNA)– For Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William Ramirez, three times could be a charm. Ramirez owns the distinction as the only chairperson since the PSC’s establishment in 1990 to be at the helm of the sports agency in three Olympics—his first in Beijing 2008, followed … Continue reading

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2 athletes in Tokyo Olympic village test positive for Covid-19

  TOKYO (Xinhua/PNA)– Tokyo Olympic organizers confirmed on Sunday that two athletes have tested positive for Covid-19 in the Olympic village and are now isolated in their rooms. This came after a non-athlete in the village tested positive for coronavirus earlier on Saturday, and these two confirmed cases are the first among competitors. At a press … Continue reading

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Organizers confirm 1st Covid-19 case in Tokyo athletes’ village

Tokyo 2020 staff on duty at the fever clinic entrance in the Olympic Village, June 20, 2021. (Xinhua/Wang Zijiang) TOKYO (Xinhua/PNA)– The first positive Covid-19 case has been identified in the athletes’ village of Tokyo Olympic, organizers confirmed here on Saturday. The infected person, who received a negative result at the airport but tested positive during the … Continue reading

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PH exec to Tokyo Olympics contracts Covid-19

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno  READY. The 5,300-square-meter Village Plaza of the Tokyo Olympics houses the Athletes’ Village and other services, like banks and salons, for participants, officials, guests, and media center. It is made of timber, with 40,000 pieces of wood branded with the name of the 63 municipalities that donated them. (Photo courtesy of Tokyo2020) MANILA (Philippines … Continue reading