New Zealand's Chef de Mission for Tokyo 2020 Rob Waddell believes organisers in Japan are "several steps ahead" of where Rio 2016 were with a little under a year until the Games.
Olympic gold medal-winning volleyball player Yang Fangxu has been banned for four years by the China Anti-Doping Agency (CHINADA) after she tested positive for erythropoietin.
Amidst the euphoria of this summer’s cricket World Cup and Ashes series, a FIFA Women's World Cup, an epic Wimbledon finals weekend and Shane Lowry winning The Open on home territory you had perhaps have been forgiven for having blinked and missed the "One Year to Go" celebrations ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
American star Dana Vollmer, five times an Olympic champion, is to retire from competitive swimming following this week’s US National Championships.
Dutch Olympian Madiea Ghafoor has been arrested in Germany after police allegedly found 50 kilograms of methamphetamine and ecstasy worth around €2 million (£1.8 million/€2.2 million) in the boot of her car.
Moala Takelo, a gold medallist for Tonga at the 2019 Pacific Games, has paid tribute to the country’s most well-known taekwondo athlete, Pita Taufatofua, for his role in the nation’s success in Samoa.