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The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games run from July 23 to August 8, 2021. Nineteen Filipino athletes competing in 11 sports will be in action as the Philippines seek to win their first official Olympic gold medal. Ahead of the Games, ESPN5 is producing a four-part series about the 19 athletes. This is the second part, …

Source: Change.org / Aliyah Shipman A Teenage Taekwondo fighter who used to compete with Team USA says she is barred from fighting in the Tokyo Olympics because she represents Haiti now. Aliyah Shipman, 18, says US Olympic officials are trying to sabotage his “dream” of fighting in the Olympics by questioning his eligibility under false …

EDMONTON – An Edmonton man is on the verge of making his dreams of an Olympic referee come true after decades of dedication. Hong Kong-born Eric Wah, 67, was one of 30 selected across the world to referee taekwondo competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Much of his life has been focused on purpose. …

Breadcrumb Links Chroniclers Author of the article: Nick lee • Edmonton Journal UPLOADED BY: Nick Lees ::: EMAIL: [email protected] ::: PHONE: 7804823603 ::: CREDIT: Provided ::: LEGEND: Former Edmonton restaurateur King and I Eric Wah worked as a waiter at the Keg while seeking to qualify as a taekwondo referee at the Tokyo Olympics in …

Pita Taufatofua’s name might not ring a bell to most people, but a quick Google Images search of his name and you might remember him. The two-time Olympian has become a viral sensation, not for what he did in competition, but rather for his shirtless, oiled body during the opening ceremonies of the 2016 Rio …

Team GB athletes who arrived in Tokyo for the Olympics feel ‘paranoid’ about contracting Covid, which would force them to self-isolate and likely unable to compete, one of the top prospects says of Great Britain Medal. Bianca Walkden, the taekwondo fighter who won a bronze medal at the Rio Games in 2016, said the entire …

Faith Ogolla demonstrates her skills in Tae Kwon Do. [Jonah Onyango, Standard] Faith Ogallo loves nature as she loves sport. Her long and winding journey took her through two major disciplines before she was finally accepted into Tae Kwon Do, a Korean martial art that promotes the good spirit through mental weaponry. The 27-year-old is …

Of the 613 Olympians that the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee will send to compete in the upcoming Summer Olympics in Tokyo, 33 are from Colorado. The Colorado Springs-based Olympic Committee announced the full national team on Wednesday. Athletes from 46 states and the District of Columbia are represented on this year’s U.S. team. …

After winning seven gold, two silver and two bronze medals in Oceania Taekwondo’s 2021 Open Online Poomsae and Flying Side Kick Championships last May, Guam Taekwondo Center master coach Noly Caluag did wasted no time joining another tournament to keep the momentum going. Twelve black belts from Guam Taekwondo Center donned their dobok (uniforms) and …

Truong Thi Kim Tuyen (in red) will represent Vietnam in taekwondo at the Tokyo Olympics. Photo by VnExpress / Ngoc Hai. During a training trip to Kazakhstan, three members of the Vietnamese national taekwondo team tested positive for Covid-19. In May, the team put in an impressive performance during the Asian Olympic qualifiers held in …