Young athletes from areas hit by the earthquake and tsunami which devastated parts of Japan in 2011 are to be invited to next year's Olympic Games, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government have announced.
Duncan Mackay EditorFollow @Duncan_ITG
Recent articles by Duncan
Bach hails Pyeongchang 2018 for its part in Korean peace process and promises IOC will continue to play role
Thomas Bach has used the impending first anniversary of last year's Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang to highlight the important role the event played in helping open the Korean peace process.
Iran has chosen Hadi Rezaei as its Chef de Mission for next year's Paralympic Games in Tokyo, it has been announced.
China's two-time taekwondo Olympic gold medallist Wu Jingyu has announced she is planning to make a return to the sport in time for Tokyo 2020 after receiving encouragement from International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach.
Trinidad and Tobago next to have bid for 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games inspected after Gibraltar visit
An inspection team is travelling to Trinidad and Tobago to inspect their bid for the 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games after completing a site visit last week to Gibraltar.
Northern Ireland has started talks about forming a hockey team to compete at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Adelaide is the best choice to be chosen as Australia's city to bid for the 2026 Commonwealth Games, being a better option than Perth and Sydney, it has been reported.
Russian Athletics Federation President admits he expected athletes to be banned by CAS based on Rodchenkov evidence
Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) President Dmitry Shlyakhtin has admitted that they were expecting the news from the Court of Arbitration of Sport yesterday that 12 athletes, including Olympic high jump champion Ivan Ukhov, would be banned.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has extended the deadline to submit abstracts for its VISTA 2019 scientific conference until later this month.
A group of 12 Russian athletes, including the 2012 Olympic high jump champion Ivan Ukhov, have been suspended for periods ranging from two to eight years after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled against them.
Embattled Takeda backed to stay on as Japanese Olympic Committee President by Tokyo 2020 chief executive
There is no reason for Tsunekazu Takeda to step down as President of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC), despite allegations of corruption, Tokyo 2020 chief executive Toshirō Mutō claimed today.
A special weather centre to protect athletes and spectators from extreme heat and typhoons during next year's Olympic and Paralympic Games is to be established by Tokyo 2020, it was announced today.
European baseball and softball leaders gather in Athens to discuss ensuring sport has long-term Olympic future
Senior officials representing a number of European countries at the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) have held a meeting to discuss the future of the sports in the Olympic Games in Athens.
The scoreboard from the famous ice hockey match at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, where the United States beat the Soviet Union, is to be displayed at the US Olympic Museum in Colorado Springs.
This year's International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Indoor Tour, a series of six of the world's top indoor meetings, is due to start in Boston tomorrow.