Anyone found guilty of ticket scalping faces up to a year in prison after legislation prohibiting ticket resales came into force in Japan.
Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) to ensure a ban imposed on the country by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is lifted by the end of the year so that they can compete at Tokyo 2020.
China’s unstoppable weightlifters racked up another nine world records, the United States had by far its best continental results, Japan and Korea continued their impressive progress, Saudi Arabia won a first major gold medal and Haiti made it on to the podium for the first time.
Japan Olympics Minister forced to resign after controversial comments on 2011 earthquake and tsunami
Japan’s Olympics Minister Yoshitaka Sakurada was today forced to resign for remarks that offended people affected by the massive earthquake and tsunami which triggered nuclear meltdowns in 2011.
Daniyar Ismayilov, the Turkish weightlifter who has made headlines for disciplinary problems as well as for winning a silver medal at Rio 2016, has crashed out of contention for a place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.