Kentaro Iwata, a professor of infectious diseases at Kobe University, said he is "very pessimistic" about the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games taking place next year.
Double Olympic rowing champion Mahé Drysdale has said he is unsure if he will compete at the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics as he has struggled with motivation for training during the COVID-19 lockdown.
British Government appoints former London 2012 chief to boost production of personal protection equipment
Former London 2012 chief executive Paul Deighton has been appointed to boost the production of personal protection equipment (PPE) for health workers treating COVID-19 patients in Britain.
Ten-time world champion canoeist Alexander Slafkovský claimed the ability for athletes to train is essential for next year's Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Grégoire Koenig has been appointed as an advisor of institutional relations for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Basketball NZ (BBNZ) has extended the contracts of its coaching staff including head coach Pero Cameron, after the rescheduling of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thierry Braillard, former Secretary of State for Sport in the French Government, has been appointed President of the French Sport Foundation.
The tower at Tokyo 1964's Komazawa Olympic Park is being turned blue to honour doctors and nurses working against coronavirus pandemic.
French President Emmanuel Macron pledged to rebuild Notre-Dame in time for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games despite recent delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
"Unrealistic" for Tokyo 2020 to take place unless coronavirus vaccine found, warns public health Professor
A Professor of Global Public Health based in the United Kingdom has said it is "unrealistic" for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games to go ahead in the summer of 2021 unless a coronavirus vaccine has been found by then.
Organisers of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games have admitted that the postponement of Tokyo 2020 by 12 months will cause them problems.
The Australian Olympic Committee have announced the 15 athletes who will represent the nation at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in shooting, with Rio 2016 gold medallist Catherine Skinner being the biggest omission.
British Swimming announced they are to uphold their selection policy for the marathon swimming event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games "as much as possible".
Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC) secretary general Keith Joseph confirmed the dates of the Caribbean Games would remain the same despite the postponement of Tokyo 2020 to the same year.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe has extended the country's state of emergency nationwide to slow the spread of coronavirus.