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.
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.
International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Andrew Parsons believes the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games are the "most important" in the event's history following the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The International Ski Federation must "take a clear position" on issues including climate change and human rights, according to Presidential candidate Urs Lehmann.
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.
The International University Sports Federation (FISU) has announced the new dates for the Summer World University Games following the postponement of the event to 2022.
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.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has welcomed the Swiss Federal Tribunal decision to reject a petition by race walker Alex Schwazer to suspend his eight-year ban from the sport.
World Sailing’s hopes of negotiating an early exit from an expensive lease on its London offices have taken a knock because of COVID-19.
Next week's men's and women's Hockey Pro League matches between Belgium and Argentina have been postponed due to travel restrictions imposed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A total of 1,005 players from around the world will receive financial relief from the newly established FIFA Fund for Football Players through its first phase of grants.
Swiss Olympic has pushed for all athletes to be vaccinated against coronavirus as the country prepares to ease restrictions.
The British and Irish Lions' tour to South Africa is set to be played behind closed doors, with matches held in either Cape Town, Johannesburg or Pretoria, following a revised schedule.
Financial services group Value Casa de Bolsa has been named as the latest sponsor of Mexico's team at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Aberdeen is set to host the latest major curling event to be held during the COVID-19 pandemic when the city stages the World Mixed Doubles Championship from tomorrow.