Up to half of the Australian women's hockey squad are reportedly considering a strike just eight months before the rearranged Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are due to open amid a protracted dispute with senior team officials.
Tokyo 2020 has claimed the postponement of the Olympic Games will cost $2.8 billion (£2 billion/€2.3 billion), as the Organising Committee confirmed how the additional costs would be allocated.
The International Testing Agency (ITA) is set to run an independent anti-doping programme for the International Olympic Committee (IOC), leading up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Japanese softball coach admits to being "worried" over impact of pandemic on Tokyo 2020 preparations
Japanese softball team head coach Reika Utsugi has admitted she was "worried" about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Around 18 per cent of Japanese ticketholders for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics have requested refunds following the postponement of the Games.
Tokyo 2020 believe the number of spectators allowed at the Games will reflect the domestic and global coronavirus infection levels in the spring, with travel restrictions and the outcome of pilot events also taken into consideration.
Influential Australian basketball player Andrew Bogut believes competing at next year's rescheduled Olympic Games would be a stretch too far after calling time on his career.
Athletes could be tested for coronavirus every four to five days during their time at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, as part of countermeasures.
Japan will reportedly allow "large-scale" overseas visitors to enter the country for next year's Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo without mandatory vaccinations or quarantine periods.
New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) chief executive Kereyn Smith says the country is "on track" to send a team of more than 200 athletes to Tokyo 2020, which would be its biggest ever contingent at an Olympic Games.
It is hoped the return of the Olympic Rings to Tokyo Bay after safety and maintenance checks will help people "feel excited" about next year's Games.
The European Olympic boxing qualifying tournament for Tokyo 2020, which was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, is set to resume in London in April 2021.
Switzerland's Belinda Bencic has said it would be a dream to play mixed doubles with compatriot and tennis legend Roger Federer at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, if he wishes to do so.
Indian Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has stated that athletes heading to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and their support staff will be given priority for a COVID-19 vaccine when one is available.
The window for Japanese residents to request a refund for tickets to the postponed Olympic Games in Tokyo has now closed.