Tokyo Olympic organizers and the IOC are to unveil new plans this week to explain how 15,400 Olympic and Paralympic athletes can compete in Japan when the games open in three months in the midst of a pandemic.
Philippine Swimming Inc. president Lani Velasco called it an unprecedented feat for the country to list four tankers brandishing Olympic Selection Time B credentials, each within range of registering Olympic Qualifying Time A levels to automatically claim a ticket to the coming Tokyo Summer Games.
At this year’s Olympics, the stakes couldn’t be higher for the United States — but perhaps not for the reason you think.
The Tokyo Olympics open in under three months and there are still more questions than answers, despite the rollout of new rule books to explain how the games will take place in the middle of a surging pandemic in Japan.
The Philippines’ search for more Olympic berths goes into a final windup as Filipino Tokyo Games hopefuls from various sports plunge into action in their respective qualification tournaments in different parts of the world in the next few weeks.
While many Japanese towns and cities that signed up to host Olympic teams have been forced to rethink their plans due to the ongoing pandemic, Maebashi is an exception.