first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Fujikawa becomes first openly gay male pro golfer Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college City spokesman Akihiro Okumura says the two will brief Bach about an earthquake a week ago in the northern region that killed about 40 people.He says “we haven’t officially announced other items to be discussed with the IOC, however, I understand various matters might come up.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe withdrawal — widely reported in Japan — isn’t a shock. City officials said four months ago that the city was better prepared to bid for the 2030 Games.The IOC will name the winning bidder a year from now. The four contenders are: Stockholm, Sweden; Calgary, Canada; a joint Italian bid from Turin, Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo; and Erzurum, Turkey. FILE – In this Jan. 23, 1972, file photo, members of Japan’s self-defense ground forces raise Olympic Flags in Sapporo at Makomanai speed skating stadium in a rehearsal of ceremony at the official opening of Winter Olympic. The Japanese city of Sapporo is expected to withdraw from bidding for the 2026 Winter Olympics. This would leave four candidates as the International Olympic Committee finds it increasingly difficult to find hosts, particularly for the Winter Olympics. The IOC will name the winning bidder a year from now. The four remaining are: Stockholm, Sweden; Calgary, Canada; Turin, Milan, and Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy; Erzurum, Turkey. (AP Photo, File)TOKYO — The Japanese city of Sapporo is expected to withdraw from bidding for the 2026 Winter Olympics, leaving four candidates as the IOC finds it increasingly difficult to find hosts — particularly for the Winter Games.A city official says Deputy Mayor Takatohsi Machida and Japanese Olympic Committee president Tsunekazu Takeda will meet International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View commentslast_img read more