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PH tankers make Tokyo 2020 Olympics B cut

Aug 19, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Luke Gebbie and Remedy Rule are the first Filipino swimmers to make the Olympic Selection Time B for Tokyo 2020

STAR SWIMMERS. Remedy Rule (left) and Luke Gebbie moves a step into qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photos courtesy of Lani Velasco/Philippine Swimming Inc

Philippine football chief appointed chef de mission to Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Aug 13, 2019 - 5:45 PM

Mariano Araneta is set to lead Team Philippines in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

OLYMPICS-BOUND. Mariano 'Nonong' Araneta  of the Philippine Football Federation is responsible for the national athletes bound for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. File photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Daniel Caluag picked for Tokyo 2020 Olympics BMX test event

Aug 09, 2019 - 6:03 PM

Former Asian Games gold medalist Daniel Caluag is one of the 64 riders in the world picked to join the Tokyo 2020 Olympics' BMX test run

OLYMPIC BID. Daniel Caluag shows promise in qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Hidilyn Diaz receives P2 million for Tokyo 2020 Olympics bid

Aug 09, 2019 - 3:58 PM

The country's top weightlifter gets financial support to pump up her bid to win the country's first Olympic gold medal

TOP WEIGHTLIFTER. Hidilyn Diaz wins the 2018 Asian Games women's 53kg weightlifting gold. File photo by Money Sharma/AFP

Going for gold: Tokyo unveils 2020 Olympics medal designs

Jul 24, 2019 - 8:04 PM

The Olympic medals, made from recycled materials collected from old electronics, come on ribbons that use traditional Japanese checkered patterns and graphics

GLITTERY. The 2020 Olympic medals reflect myriad patterns of light to symbolize the energy of the athletes. Photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP

Mayweather made 'special advisor' to China boxing team

Jul 24, 2019 - 11:12 AM

China hopes to boost its boxing medal count at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with retired superstar Floyd Mayweather

NEW CHALLENGE. Floyd Mayweather, whose perfect 50-0 record includes a conquest of Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao, reportedly plans to 'go all-out' with the Chinese team. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

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)

Curry targets Tokyo Olympic challenge

Jun 24, 2019 - 12:46 PM

Pulling out of the 2016 Rio Olympic squad, Steph Curry appears set to join a Dream Team for the 2020 Games

MORE CHIPS. Steph Curry looks to add another gold medal to his haul. File photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/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


New Japan hotels must be wheelchair accessible before Tokyo 2020

Oct 16, 2018 - 4:17 PM

At least 1% of rooms in newly built and refurbished hotels or traditional inns must be barrier-free for wheelchair users by September 2019

WHEELCHAIR-FRIENDLY. Improvements in travel and lodging will be made for the disabled in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo from ShutterStock

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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LOOK: Tokyo reveals Olympic mascots’ names

Jul 23, 2018 - 4:48 PM

Tokyo 2020 organizers formally introduce Miraitowa and Someity to the world

DEBUT. Mascots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games Miraitowa (L) and Someity appear at their debut event in Tokyo. Photo by Kazuhiro Nori/AFP

Tokyo works to boost Paralympic profile before 2020 Games

Apr 12, 2018 - 2:51 PM

With the Paralympics looming, Japan is running a raft of new campaigns ranging from television programs to manga comics, aimed at ending public ignorance of disability and celebrating the community's athletic accomplishments

GOALBALL. This picture taken on February 26, 2018 shows blindfolded children playing goalball, a sport for the visually impaired, during a class at a school in suburban Tokyo. Photo by Kazuhiro Nori/AFP

IOC 'confident' Tokyo 2020 venues will be ready on time

Dec 11, 2017 - 1:53 PM

IOC's Games coordination commission chairman John Coates backs Tokyo 2020 to deliver the venue on time

Tokyo 2020 to feed IOC food from disaster-hit regions

Dec 04, 2017 - 1:04 PM

Tokyo 2020 organizers: 'By offering food from 3 disaster-hit prefectures, we hope to sweep away the false reputation of food from the regions and contribute to the restoration'

OLYMPIC SYMBOLS. The Olympic flag (L) and the logo of the Tokyo 2020 are displayed during the official flag arrival ceremony at the Tokyo's Haneda airport on August 24, 2016. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Tokyo slashes Olympic 2020 costs further by $360 million

Nov 07, 2017 - 3:45 PM

Olympic planning officials make the cuts by changing construction methods and installing cheaper temporary seats in some venues

PRAISE. The Tokyo Olympic Committee will slash their projected expenses to respond to the budget concerns of future bidders. File photo by Toru Yamanaka

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

Asia popularity gives 3x3 basketball new Olympic hope

Oct 04, 2016 - 2:16 PM

FIBA is pushing for 3 on 3 basketball to be included in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as the game increases in popularity in Asia

TRIPLE THREAT. Terrence Romeo is one of the players who have moonlighted in 3x3 for the Philippines. File photo by Josh Albelda

Duterte on China, Leila de Lima, Tokyo Olympics | 6PM wRap

Aug 24, 2016 - 9:12 PM

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Olympic flag arrives in Tokyo for 2020 Games

Aug 24, 2016 - 12:25 PM

After stepping off a plane from the Brazilian host city Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike carries the flag at a ceremony at the city s Haneda airport

ARRIVAL. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike (R) waves the Olympic flag beside Japan Olympic Committee (JOC) President Tsunekazu Kakeda (L) as she gets out of a plane upon its arrival at Haneda Airport in Tokyo. The Olympic flag arrived in Tokyo as Japan's capital gears up to host the 2020 Games. TORU YAMANAKA / AFP

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

Aug 22, 2016 - 9:51 PM

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Let's make Tokyo best Olympics ever, says PM Abe

Aug 22, 2016 - 12:02 PM

The Japanese Prime Minister meets with the country s Olympic medalists and urges them to make Tokyo 2020 the best ever Olympics

ON TO TOKYO. The flag of Japan is displayed after the flag handover during the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

'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

Baseball, skateboarding among 5 new Olympic sports in for Tokyo 2020

Aug 04, 2016 - 12:14 PM

Surfing karate and climbing will also be included in the Tokyo Olympics

NEW OLYMPIC CHIEF. New International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach  at a press conference closing the 125th IOC session on September 10, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. AFP / Fabrice Coffrini

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

Tokyo Olympics logo designer denies plagiarism claims

Aug 05, 2015 - 3:14 PM

Japanese artist Kenjiro Sano calls claims that he plagiarized his logo design for the 2020 Olympics from a Belgian theater company s emblem completely baseless

Tokyo Olympic logo designer Kenjiro Sano explains his design during a press conference at the headquarters of Tokyo 2020 in Tokyo on Wednesday, August 5. Sano denied plagiarism claims after his emblem triggered threats of possible legal action in Europe. Photo by Toru Yamanaka/AFP

IOC hails Tokyo's frugal Olympics budget

Jul 01, 2015 - 7:52 PM

Tokyo s budget compared favorably with previous Olympics insists John Coates chairman of the IOC s Tokyo 2020 coordination commission

An area of land where some facilities are planned to be constructed for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan taken on 06 September 2013. File Photo by CHRISTOPHER JUE/EPA

Tokyo reviews cost, environmental impact of 2020 Games venues

Jun 11, 2014 - 3:43 PM

We need to examine with realistic thinking what kind of legacy these plans would leave after the Olympics says Tokyo governor Yoichi Masuzoe

2020 Olympics candidate cities set for bid delivery

Jan 06, 2013 - 12:16 PM

Istanbul Madrid and Tokyo will all be sending high profile delegations to present their candidature files to the International Olympic Committee on Monday in Lausanne

The candidate cities: Tokyo, Madrid, and Istanbul.