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).
The Japanese Government has denied reports that this year's Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo will be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Greece narrowly defeated Hungary to top Group B at the Women's Water Polo Olympic Games Qualification Tournament in Trieste.
USA Boxing is holding a training camp in preparation for this year's Olympics in Tokyo in an abandoned department store.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has claimed there is "no reason whatsoever" to think Tokyo 2020 will not be staged from July 23 to August 8.