Olympics: Biggest sporting event in 2021

Now with adjustments hopefully making sports’ new normal possible, the Filipino sports world can look forward to a busy schedule.

The biggest sporting event expected to banner 2021 is, of course, the delayed Tokyo Summer Games penciled in July.

A year removed from its original start date, Japan is hopeful in hosting the quadriennial event which was held off last year in an unprecedented decision that saw the first Olympic postponement in peace time due to the coronavirus pandemic.

As of the new year, four Filipinos make up the Philippine contingent in the Olympics so far.

Pole vaulter EJ Obiena, Gymnast darling Carlos Yulo, and pugs Eumir Marcial and Irish Magno, have all qualified for the postponed Olympic games.

Scores more are expected to vie for a ticket in sports’ biggest stage like skateboarder Margielyn Didal, boxing world champion Nesthy Petecio, Karateka Junna Tsukii, weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz and golfer Yuka Saso.

Source: https://www.philstar.com/sports/2021/01/02/2067708/olympics-sea-games-headline-busy-2021-philippine-sports

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