Latest Philippines Olympic Team News

US draws Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico for World Cup qualifying

Aug. 31, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

USA Basketball will face Puerto Rico, Mexico and Cuba in the first round of qualifying for the 2023 Basketball World Cup. The Americans, who won a fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal in Tokyo but finished only seventh at the most recent Basketball World Cup two years...

Olympics latest reminder of down year for South Koreans

Aug. 10, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

KAWAGOE, Japan (AP) — The LPGA Tour is about two-thirds of the way through its season, and the last of the five majors is next week in Scotland. Missing thus far is the usual dominance of South Korea. The Olympics was the latest reminder of that. ...

Roundup of Olympic gold medals from Saturday, August 7

Aug. 07, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A roundup of gold medals from Saturday, August 7, at the Tokyo Games: ___ ARTISTIC SWIMMING TEAM FREE Svetlana Romashina has won the seventh gold medal of her Olympic career by leading the...

Olympic Latest: France earns gold for 1st volleyball medal

Aug. 07, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT France made sure its first Olympic volleyball medal would...

Weightlifting faces uncertain Olympic future after Tokyo

Aug. 05, 2021 09:55 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Weightlifting had a rare moment in the Olympic spotlight at the Tokyo Games. It may not get another. When Laurel Hubbard made history as the first transgender female weightlifter at the Olympics, the sport found itself at the forefront of social change. ...

Olympics Latest: Women's semifinals set in beach volleyball

Aug. 03, 2021 10:09 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ The women’s semifinals are set in beach volleyball after a pair of upsets. ...

Olympic women's boxing is bigger, deeper, better in Tokyo

Jul. 29, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — About 15 minutes after Nesthy Petecio clinched the Philippines' first-ever medal in Olympic women's boxing, Irma Testa laughed with joy when she achieved the same history for Italy. When Sena Irie also clinched Japan's landmark first women's boxing medal a...

Euphoric Philippines, rewards greet Olympic gold winner home

Jul. 28, 2021 21:31 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The rewards, the citations and the nationwide parties are going to have to wait, for a week or so anyway. Philippine weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, fresh from winning her country’s first Olympic gold medal in nearly a century at the Tokyo Games,...

Family reunion awaits Philippines' 1st Olympic champion

Jul. 26, 2021 23:21 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — From a bamboo pole to Olympic gold, weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz’s arduous buildup to the Tokyo Games culminated on the top step of the podium. Diaz won the first gold medal for the Philippines on Monday, a triumphant result for a country that has competed...

Weightlifter Diaz gets 1st Philippines gold, no China sweep

Jul. 26, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Hidilyn Diaz became the first Olympic gold medalist from the Philippines on Monday, winning the women’s 55-kilogram category to stop China's bid for a perfect Tokyo Games in weightlifting. At her fourth Olympic Games, Diaz overtook Liao Qiuyun of China on...