Human Rights Watch is among 116 organisations to have signed a letter calling for Japan to draft and pass an anti-discrimination bill on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity prior to the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board will meet tomorrow, with preparations for the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics a key topic amid ongoing doubts over the Games.
Foreign athletes may not be able to take part in the World Athletics Continental Tour meeting scheduled for Tokyo on May 9, which is doubling up as the track and field test event for the re-scheduled 2020 Olympics due to start less than 11 weeks later.
The Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) is set to avoid sanctions from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after the Italian Government approved a decree to guarantee the autonomy of the National Olympic Committee.
Organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Torch Relay may be forced to divert the event away from public roads when it begins its journey around Japan two months from today.
Greece's Olympic pole vault champion Katerina Stefanidi - who urged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to postpone Tokyo 2020 last year - has supported the staging of the Games this year.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics faces further uncertainty due to the Japanese Government's COVID-19 vaccination plans, with its roll out not expected until late February.
USA Basketball has reportedly sent out invitations to 60 players interested in competing at this year's postponed Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Japan’s six-time Asian Games champion Rikako Ikee, who returned to swimming last August after leukaemia treatment, has booked a place at April’s Olympic qualifying meeting.
World Athletics President Sebastian Coe has said he was concerned athletes hoping to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics might be "swept along from rumour to rumour".
Swimming Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) have provisionally nominated six athletes to represent the country in the sport at this year's Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
A study has estimated that staging this year's Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo without spectators would result in a ¥2.4 trillion (£16.9 billion/$23.1 billion/€19 billion) economic loss for Japan.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has pledged to support National Olympic Committees (NOCs) gain access to COVID-19 vaccines for their athletes prior to Tokyo 2020.
Hungary will play hosts Italy in the semi-finals of the Women's Water Polo Olympic Games Qualification Tournament in Trieste.
Tokyo 2020 marketing agency Dentsu is reportedly looking to sell its headquarters in the Japanese capital for ¥300 billion (£2.1 billion/$2.89 billion/€2.37 billion).