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IOC says no kneeling, no raised fists at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Jan 10, 2020 - 4:22 PM

After a recent wave of athlete protesters, the Olympics prohibits gestures with political meaning on the podium or in the venues

This picture shows the Olympic Rings displayed at the Japan Sport Olympic Square beside the new National Stadium, still under construction, in Tokyo on July 23, 2019, nearly one year before the start of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP)

Sports wRap: Looking forward to 2020

Jan 10, 2020 - 1:20 PM

Rappler Sports host Naveen Ganglani and former editor Ryan Songalia take a look at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and other anticipated sporting events this year

Russia challenges WADA doping ban

Dec 28, 2019 - 12:44 PM

Banned from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and other major global events, Russia argues that majority of its athletes are clean and should not be deprived of the right to compete

CHALLENGE. The World Anti-Doping Agency confirms that Russia has sent a legal challenge to its decision to ban the country from sporting events. Photo by Yuri Kochetkov/EPA-EFE

Mbappe adds Olympic appearance to packed 2020 wish list

Dec 26, 2019 - 9:16 PM

'I'd really like to do the Olympics at least once in my career,' says French football star Kylian Mbappe

LOADED. A busy 2020 awaits Kylian Mbappe. Photo by Yoan Valat.EPA-EFE

Tokyo unveils heat-busting stadium, 7 months before Olympics

Dec 15, 2019 - 6:29 PM

Japan looks all set for the 2020 Games as it unveils the main Olympic Stadium with special features to beat the feared heat

Tokyo celebrates the completion of the main Olympic stadium that features use of lumber and other Japanese architectural tradition. Photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP

Injured Curry determined to play in 2020 Olympics

Nov 03, 2019 - 11:34 AM

Steph Curry won’t be back until next year, but the Warriors superstar still targets an Olympic debut

RECUPERATING. Steph Curry looks to recover after sustaining a left hand fracture. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

PH men's 3x3 clinches Olympic qualifier berth

Nov 01, 2019 - 10:39 PM

The Philippine team gets bunched with Slovenia, France, Qatar, and the Dominican Republic in Pool C of the Olympic Qualifying Tournament

KEY COGS. Santi Santillan and Alvin Pasaol both played a huge role for the Philippines in nailing an Olympic qualifer berth. Photo from Chooks-to-Go


Naomi Osaka picks Japanese citizenship with eye on Olympics

Oct 11, 2019 - 11:45 AM

Tennis star Naomi Osaka gives up her US citizenship to play for Japan in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

SPECIAL. A household name in Japan, Naomi Osaka says it gives her a 'special feeling' to play for her mother’s birth country. Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFP

Tokyo training pays off for Olympic-bound gymnast Yulo

Oct 09, 2019 - 5:57 PM

Filipino teen gymnast Carlos Yulo transforms from a shy kid to a celebrated Olympic bet

TRAILBLAZER. Carlos Yulo performs on the pommel horse in the men’s all-around qualifiers of the World Championships in Germany. Photo by Janet Tenorio/Photo release

Facing Olympic hotel shortage, Tokyo looks offshore

Jul 18, 2019 - 3:07 PM

Docked ships operating as floating hotels may soon be a common sight as Japan braces for an expected surge of Olympic fans

Olympic rings are pictured near the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on May 22, 2019. - Japan will host the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics from July 24 to August 9 next year. (Photo by Charly TRIBALLEAU / AFP)

PH sports legends 'confident' of 1st Olympic gold in Tokyo 2020

Jun 23, 2019 - 9:29 PM

Celebrated former national athletes Elma Muros-Posadas, Akiko Thomson and Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta continue to support the Philippines' Olympic buildup

INSPIRATION. Former long jumper Elma Muros-Posadas (center) and para triathlete Andy Avellana (left) kick off the torch relay featuring 5 pairs of Olympians and Paralympians. Photo release

PH women's football team ends 2020 Olympic bid

Apr 10, 2019 - 4:20 PM

The Philippine women's football team fails to advance to the third round of the Olympic qualifiers

BOWING OUT. The Philippines national women's football team caps off its Olympic bid with a 7-0 drubbing of Palestine. Photo from Qatar FA

Teen gymnast Carlos Yulo finds winning rhythm in Olympic quest

Dec 29, 2018 - 10:42 AM

The 18-year-old is already a favorite to deliver a medal – possibly a gold – for the Philippines in the next Olympiad

PREPPING EARLY. Carlos Yulo begins his quest for a seat in the Olympics as early as January. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler


Boxing's Olympic future in jeopardy

Oct 04, 2018 - 11:23 AM

The International Olympic Committee has warned that boxing could be axed from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

CONTROVERSY. Boxing has never been free of controversy, even during the Asian Games where Filipino boxers like Eumir Marcial (left) fell victim to controversial decisions. File photo from Asian Games media pool

Hidilyn Diaz on Olympic gold dreamers: 'The more the merrier'

Sep 07, 2018 - 9:03 AM

Hidilyn Diaz feels happy that Asian skate queen Margielyn Didal is also aiming for an Olympic gold

GIRL POWER. Hidilyn Diaz is happy that Margielyn Didal also shares the same Olympic gold dream as her. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

PH Blu Girls step up 2020 Olympic bid

Jul 25, 2018 - 11:37 PM

The Philippine softball team vies for an Olympic berth in the World Championship starting August 2 in Japan

CONSISTENCY. The Philippine women’s softball team, which finished runner-up in the Asian Softball Championships last year, hopes to sustain its solid run. Fille photo from Blu Girls

SONA 2018, Alvarez ousted, Olympics 2020 | Evening wRap

Jul 23, 2018 - 10:16 PM

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Afghan women swimmers defy threats for Olympic dream

Mar 29, 2017 - 2:49 PM

A 25 year old coach s story epitomizes the struggle to swim in a conservative landlocked conflict plagued country that largely opposes women taking part in sports

OLYMPIC DREAMS. In this photograph taken on March 18, 2017, Afghan swimmer and coach Elena Saboori, 25, head of the newly created Women's Swimming Committee, gestures as she speaks during an interview with AFP in a house in Kabul. Photo by Wakil Kohsar/AFP

Student-Olympian: Hidilyn Diaz balances training and her studies

Jan 13, 2017 - 3:18 PM

The silver medalist is taking up business at CSB while preparing for the 2020 Olympics

SILVER SMILE. Hidilyn Diaz waves and smiles after a successful lift. She was the first Filipina to earn an Olympic medal. Photo by Goh Chai Hin/AFP

Duterte & UN, war on illegal drugs, Tokyo 2020 | 6PM wRap

Aug 22, 2016 - 9:51 PM

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'Marvelous' Rio flames out as Japan takes the baton

Aug 22, 2016 - 8:16 AM

UPDATED The Rio Olympics ends in a blaze of color with an exuberant closing ceremony as Tokyo takes up the baton promising to host the best Games yet in 2020

Fireworks explode at the start of the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 21, 2016. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP

Hidilyn Diaz targets gold at 2020 Olympics

Aug 11, 2016 - 8:09 PM

Diaz the newest hero in Philippine sports returns to the country on Thursday

Yulo stamps class with 2 golds, 2 silvers at Pacific Rim

Apr 11, 2016 - 11:15 PM

Filipino gymnast Caloy Yulo shines in the 8th Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships making him a prospect for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

SILVER. Caloy Yulo (L) holds his silver medal high in the junior boys rings event of the 8th Pacific Rim Championships in Everett, Washington. Japan's Kanto Amano (C) takes the gold while compatriot Ryuko Sato and Canada's Anthony Tawfik share the bronze. Photo courtesy of GAP president Cynthia Carrion

French prosecutors investigate Rio, Tokyo Olympic bids

Mar 02, 2016 - 8:03 AM

UPDATED French prosecutors are investigating suspicions of corruption surrounding bidding for this year s Rio Olympics and the 2020 Games in Tokyo

A worker carries huge balloons next to the Olympic Park in Barra two years prior to the Rio2016 Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 5, 2014. Michael Kappeler/EPA