The Tokyo Olympics torch relay got underway on Thursday after a year's coronavirus delay, with officials hoping it will be a "ray of light" after the problems caused by the pandemic.
Giving a guarantee that the rescheduled Olympic Games will go ahead was not something Dick Pound could do amid the latest virus surge.
Thomas Bach will stand unopposed to serve a second term as International Olympic Committee president, the body said on Tuesday.
The coronavirus pandemic has already forced the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics and could yet lead to a cancellation, Thomas Bach warned.
The IOC has faced criticism over its handling of the Olympics but Thomas Bach defended the body.
Former world number one Naomi Osaka will have to wait another year to represent Japan in a home Olympics, but she is on board.
Athletes who had already qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics before they were postponed will keep their places when the showpiece takes place in 2021, sources told AFP on Thursday.
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised Japan's decision to delay the Tokyo Olympics over the coronavirus pandemic and indicated he will attend the rescheduled games next year.
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Dick Pound says the IOC will postpone the Tokyo Olympics and then deal with the "immense" ramifications of putting the Games back.
British gymnast Max Whitlock acknowledges athletes must be patient as they wait to find out if the Olympic Games will be postponed.
Russian Olympic officials on Monday urged the global sports community to remain calm as the coronavirus pandemic threatens the upcoming Tokyo Games.
International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said the 2020 Tokyo Olympics would not be cancelled but that a postponement was an option as the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.
IOC president Thomas Bach admitted different scenarios for the Olympics are being reviewed, but cancellation is not on the table.
World athletics chief Sebastian Coe admitted on Thursday that the Tokyo Olympics could be moved to later in the year by the coronavirus outbreak but said it was too early to make a definitive decision
Five months before the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and as the coronavirus crisis worsens in Europe, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will convene Tuesday morning a meeting.
Decathlon world record holder Kévin Mayer favors postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (July 24-August 9) due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Gregg Popovich was asked about Kevin Durant possibly representing the United States at the Olympics.
Olympic 3000m steeplechase champion Ruth Jebet has been banned for four years after testing positive for banned blood booster EPO, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced Wednesday.
The threat of the spread of coronavirus could yet cause problems for the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Paris Saint-Germain star and World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe, 21, is on the initial 80-man list for the Olympics.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics are going ahead, organisers said Wednesday, even as the government called for major events in coming weeks to be postponed, cancelled or scaled back over the new coronavirus.
Halimah Nakaayi of Uganda won the women's 800m at the world championships here Monday, producing a sprint finish to claim the throne left vacant by the absent South African Caster Semenya.
After securing his eighth FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup overall title in a row in 2018-19, Marcel Hirscher has called time on his career.
Sun Yang has firmly denied wrongdoing after claims emerged from a visit to his home by drug testers and his case will be examined at CAS.
Tsunekazu Takeda denies any wrongdoing in the bidding process for the Tokyo Olympics, but will quit his role in June.
Dakar Rally champion Nasser al-Attiyah said Friday that his next ambition is to compete in his seventh Olympic Games -- with a shotgun in his hand.
Leading Japanese politician, Toshihiro Nikai, has said the Olympic Games in Tokyo could be cancelled if it risks a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Olympic legend Mark Spitz has spoken about stars taking a political stance, saying the 1968 Black Power protest "still resonates".
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Athletes will not have to be vaccinated against COVID-19 at the Tokyo Olympics but Genzebe Dibaba thinks competitors should have the jab.