Aiko Yoshitomi triumphed in her first match of the All Japan Tennis Championships, a test event for next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The Netherlands thrashed Pakistan to book their place in the men's hockey tournament at next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo.
In recent years the debate about the hosting of major sports events has intensified.
Bahrain will play in the men's handball tournament at the Olympic Games for the first time, after beating South Korea in the final of the Asian qualifier in Doha.
Olympic bronze medallist Pavel Eigel of Russia qualified fastest for the men's K1 semi-finals at the Tokyo 2020 canoe slalom test event.
The decision to move the marathons and race-walking events at Tokyo 2020 is final and will not be revisited, despite local opposition to the switch, senior International Olympic Committee (IOC) official John Coates has confirmed.
Australia moved a step closer to securing a place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with a 4-2 win over Russia in the first leg of their women's International Hockey Federation Olympic qualifier in Perth.
A special aircraft will transport the Olympic Flame to Tokyo next year, with an arrival ceremony due to be held on March 20.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is considering proposing a start time of 3am or 5am for the marathons and race walks at next year's Olympic Games in an effort to ensure the events remain in the Japanese capital instead of being switched to Sapporo.
South Korea will take on Bahrain in the Asian Men's Handball Olympic Qualification Tournament, with a place at Tokyo 2020 on the line in Doha.
The new Paris 2024 joint Olympic and Paralympic Games emblem has been given the thumbs up by the French public.
Heineken and the Dutch Olympic Committee*Dutch Sports Federation (NOC*NSF) have revealed that the Holland Heineken House (HHH) for Tokyo 2020 will be located in Tokyo Bar.
Tokyo 2020 will be the focus at two Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) regional forums in Bangkok next month.
Golfer Rory McIlroy has confirmed he will represent Ireland at Tokyo 2020.
South Korea edged a thriller against Bahrain to overhaul their rivals into first place in Group B of the Asian Men's Handball Olympic Qualification Tournament for Tokyo 2020 in Doha.