The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has told athletes to prepare for a Tokyo Olympics in the northern hemisphere summer in 2021, after agreeing not to send a team should the Games take place in July.
Canada have said they will not compete at the Olympic and Paralympic Games should they be held this year as other nations also plan for a one-year postponement of Tokyo 2020.
National team training camps in Japan ahead of this summer's Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games have been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
World Athletics has called on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to postpone this year's Olympic Games in Tokyo because of the coronavirus crisis, insidethegames has learned.
Rugby coach Eddie Jones claimed Japan will "fight" to hold the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games this year, despite the coronavirus crisis.
A final decision on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be reached in four weeks by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) with postponement of the Games set to be assessed.
A survey of athletes carried out by the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) has revealed widespread support for postponing this summer's Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Japan could slip into its worst economic period since the 2008 global financial crisis due to the impact of COVID-19, according to a chief economist.
The world rankings for both men's and women's golf have been frozen due the coronavirus pandemic cancelling or postponing dozens of tournaments.
Huge crowds have turned out to see the Olympic Flame when it was put on display at Sendai railway station in the Japanese prefecture of Miyagi in spite of advice not to congregate.
Global Athlete, an organisation representing potential Tokyo 2020 competitors, has urged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to postpone the Olympic and Paralympic Games until the COVID-19 pandemic is under control.
The Brazilian Olympic and Paralympic Committees have joined growing calls for this summer's Games in Tokyo to be postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Four-time Olympic champion Michael Johnson has urged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to "communicate" as the coronavirus crisis continues to threaten the staging of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Usain Bolt's former coach Glen Mills has called for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympics until 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Tadamasa Fukiura, an advisor for the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, says he believes a decision must be made by the end of the month over whether the Games will take place this summer.