Olympic judo gold medallist Rafaela Silva of Brazil has admitted testing positive for a banned substance during last month's Pan American Games in Lima.
South Africa's hopes of participating in the baseball competition at Tokyo 2020 suffered a major setback after a convincing defeat to Spain in the Africa/Europe qualification event in Bologna.
Italy's Marta Menegatti and Viktoria Orsi Toth topped their pool at the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) beach volleyball Olympic qualification event in Haiyang.
The Netherlands made a winning start to the Africa/Europe qualification event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games by overcoming the Czech Republic in Parma.
Olympic Channel general manager Mark Parkman has targeted giving fans one of the best digital experiences they have ever seen at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The Netherlands will hope to build on their European Baseball Championship success by winning the crucial Africa/Europe qualification event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Japanese Government Minister Kazuyoshi Akaba has called for increased collaboration between central and local authorities to help prepare for potential natural disasters.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach is confident a future bid for the Games from his home country of Germany could get off the ground despite the referendum defeats in Munich and Hamburg.
Two-time National Basketball Association (NBA) most valuable player Stephen Curry is expected to volunteer his services for the United States' men's basketball team at next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) Olympic Games executive director Christophe Dubi believes the Tokyo 2020 Urban Festival will help the international multi-sport event's programme stay relevant.
A senior doctor at the Japan Medical Association (JMA) has criticised the scheduling of next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo and warned heatstroke will be the "biggest risk" during the event.
Japan's new Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto has dismissed calls from South Korea to ban the "Rising Sun" Flag at Tokyo 2020, as she became the latest official to comment on the row threatening to overshadow next year's Olympic Games.
Artificial snow was sprayed on volunteers attending the Tokyo 2020 canoe sprint test event, as part of measures designed to combat the high temperatures expected during next year's Olympic Games.
World champion Alena Nazdrova was among the semi-final victors on the opening day of the Ready Steady Tokyo canoe sprint test event at Sea Forest Waterway.
The Japan Olympic Museum is set to open to the public on Saturday (September 14) with a ceremony marking the occasion having been held today in Tokyo.