Olympic race walking medallist Paul Nihill has died at the age of 81 after falling ill with COVID-19.
A test event for the Olympic marathon in Sapporo is now due to take place during the Hokkaido-Sapporo Marathon Festival on May 5.
Former World Athletics Athletes' Commission chairman criticises IOC process after 50km race walk axed
The former chairman of the World Athletics Athletes' Commission has criticised the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) decision to axe the men's 50 kilometres race walk from the Paris 2024 programme.
Los Angeles 1984 race walk champion Ernesto Canto has died at the age of 61, following treatment for pancreatic and liver cancer.
Mexican race walker María Guadalupe González Romero has failed in an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against her four-year drugs ban, and has been charged again with submitting false evidence.
Olympic race walking gold medallist Hartwig Gauder of Germany has died at the age of 65 after suffering complications from a heart attack.
Jesús Ángel García has confirmed he will aim to compete at a record eighth Olympic Games, despite the postponement of Tokyo 2020 to 2021.
Home athletes Dane Bird-Smith and Jemima Montag booked their places at Tokyo 2020 through the Oceania and Australian Race Walking Championships in Adelaide.
Tokyo Governor calls for Olympic races to remain in capital and criticises "unprecedented" IOC decision
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike reiterated her desire to keep Olympic marathon and race walk events in the Japanese capital during a lengthy rebuke of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for their decision to move the competitions to Sapporo.
Russian race walker Yekaterina Medvedeva has received an eight-year ban from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) for violating anti-doping regulations.