International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has sent a message describing the arrival of the Olympic Flame in Hiroshima as “a universal call for peace".
Dobromir Karamarinov, Interim President of European Athletics (EA), has made clear his support of the International Olympic Committee’s position on athletes involving themselves in podium protests at Tokyo 2020.
Tokyo 2020 has announced that all energy required for operations at the Olympic and Paralympic Games will come from 100 per cent renewable sources.
The Olympic Museum in Lausanne has launched a new exhibition featuring sport as it is depicted in manga comic books to run throughout the summer marking the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Hakubun Shimomura, a politician for the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, has suggested a decision should be made over the attendance of spectators at the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the start of June.
A majority of the Japanese public want the Olympics and Paralympics to be cancelled and more than 85 per cent are concerned that staging the Games will lead to an influx in coronavirus cases.
Rakuten chief executive Hiroshi Mikitani has described staging this year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo as a "suicide mission" and urged organisers to cancel the event.
Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer has urged Tokyo 2020 organisers to clarify to athletes whether the delayed Olympics will go ahead this year amid growing uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sapporo, host of the marathon and race walk events at the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, has been brought into an expanded state of emergency in Japan.
Annika Sörenstam has entered the US Women’s Senior Open, with the International Golf Federation (IGF) President set to compete at the event for the first time and therefore miss the men's Olympic tournament.
Approval of World Sailing’s latest financial statements looks like being delayed because the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has yet to respond to a request for confirmation that Tokyo 2020 is going ahead.
Around 400 athletes from 49 countries are set to compete at the World Rowing Final Olympic Qualification Regatta in Lucerne, although hosts Switzerland have seen their women’s quadruple sculls crew ruled out after a positive test for COVID-19.
Swimming Australia has amended the dates athletes were due to receive their second doses of COVID-19 vaccines to avoid potentially impacting performances at its trials for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
World Athletics President Sebastian Coe has expressed confidence that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games can be held safely after claiming participants will be "hermetically sealed from local people".
A petition calling for the cancellation of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has been submitted to organisers, having reached 350,000 signatures in just nine days.