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Japan Pro Baseball Game Canceled due to Coronavirus

August 2, 2020

The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks said Saturday that outfielder Yuya Hasegawa has been infected with the new coronavirus, forcing the baseball club to call off its game scheduled for Sunday. Hasegawa, 35, is the first player from the 12 Japanese professional


IATF prohibits spectators in sports activities

July 17, 2020

Spectators are prohibited in all outdoor and indoor non-contact sports and exercises both in areas under general community quarantine and modified GCQ, Malacañang said on Friday. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the prohibition was reached during a


Ravena to play for San-en Neo Phoenix in Japan pro basketball league

June 25, 2020

Thirdy Ravena, a three-time Most Valuable Player in the Universities Athletic Association of the Philippines for Ateneo, will be playing  for San-en Neo Phoenix in the Japanese professional basketball league. The news was announced in the team’s website. San-en Neo


Duterte OKs creation of National Academy of Sports

June 10, 2020

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a bill establishing the National Academy of Sports, Malacañang said on Wednesday. Duterte approved Republic Act No. 11470 on June 9 in Davao City. RA No. 11470 seeks to establish the NAS in


Athletes Serving as Influencers amid Coronavirus Crisis

May 3, 2020

Tokyo- Japanese athletes who have been deprived of opportunities to play sports due to the spread of the new coronavirus now have a huge presence on social media and video distribution websites. Some athletes are putting out training videos, while


Tokyo Olympics set to be postponed until 2021

March 25, 2020

TOKYO –The Tokyo Olympics, originally slated for this summer, is now set to be postponed until next year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was learned Tuesday.     Japan and the International Olympic Committee agreed the same day to put


Tokyo Olympic Torch Handover to Be Held behind Closed Doors

March 16, 2020

London- Greece’s Hellenic Olympic Committee said Sunday that a ceremony slated for Thursday to hand over the Olympic flame to the Tokyo Olympic Games organizing committee will be held behind closed doors due to concerns over the new coronavirus. The


Olympic Countdown

March 15, 2020

TOPSHOT – A man walks in front of the Olympic countdown clock in Tokyo’s Ginza area on Sunday, March 15, 2020. AFP-Jiji Press.