In a public poll, 91 percent of the respondents said they wanted spectators to be kept at a minimum or not allowed at all.
The IOC's Boxing Task Force, which is in charge of conducting the qualifiers as well as the main event for the sport in Tokyo, decided to cancel the world qualifiers and push the European qualifiers to June from April in view of the COVID-19 restrictions globally.
While ranking high on a range of international indicators, Japan persistently trails on promoting gender equality - ranking 121 out of 153 nations surveyed in the World Economic Forum's 2020 global gender gap report.
The IOC has taken issue with the Italian government's formation of a new organisation, "Sport e Salute," that was created at the start of 2019 to run the country's sports finances.
His words come as recent polls in Japan show 80% of the public believe the Olympics should not happen with virus cases surging — or will not happen.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC president Thomas Bach arrives in Japan as cheerleader for next year’s Games
IOC president Thomas Bach will be in Tokyo making the rounds, shaking hands and posing for photos in his first visit since the Olympics were postponed seven and a half months ago.
The IWF said it had appointed Michael Irani, the British chair of the federation's medical committee and a former chair of its anti-doping commission, as interim president.
Bach has taken issue with the Italian government's creation of a new organisation, Sport e Salute, that was created at the start of last year to run the country's sports finances
Surveys have shown a majority of Japanese companies and the pubic don't think the Olympics will happen next year — or should happen.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) says women now account for almost half of the membership of its various commissions, an all-time high in the organisation’s drive for gender equality.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: We don't know how IOC money will be spent, says CEO of organising committee Toshiro Muto
Organisers of the Tokyo Olympics, first in history to be postponed, said they were not aware of detailed spending allocations for $800 million committed to next year’s rescheduled Games by the IOC
Coronavirus Outbreak: Organising Tokyo Olympics next year without a vaccine in market would be 'uniquely risky', feel medical experts
Questions persist whether the Olympics can go ahead 15 months from now, as a vaccine could still be at least a year away, according to the most optimistic estimates
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Games spokesman Masa Takaya says there is 'no B plan' for another Olympic postponement
Masa Takaya, the spokesman for the Tokyo Olympics, said organisers are proceeding under the assumption the Olympics will open on 23 July, 2021.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Tokyo Olympics flame taken off public display, will be used by IOC as symbol of fight against pandemic
In the long-term, the flame is expected to be used by the International Olympic Committee as a promotion device and as a symbol of the fight against the pandemic
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Opening ceremony of postponed Games likely to take place in July 2021, say sources
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Japanese organisers are in the final stages of talks to set the opening date for the Tokyo Games in July next year, Japanese media said.
Coronavirus Outbreak: IOC accused of irresponsibility after two Turkish boxers, trainer contract COVID-19
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has been accused of irresponsibility after two Turkish boxers and a trainer caught the coronavirus during a qualifying event in London this month.
The IOC is working with sports bodies to arrange a July-August window for the postponed Tokyo Olympics in 2021 and hopes to confirm the schedule within a month, Japan’s Yomiuri newspaper reported.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Canada's Andre De Grasse has opportunity to be part of sprint show after postponement of Games
Andre De Grasse now has the chance to be a major part of the sprint show at the Tokyo Games.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Major sponsors to stick by IOC in trying times after Games' postponement to 2021
Despite the severe financial toll on the sponsors, the companies generally consider themselves long-term partners of the IOC
Qualifying trials for three of the United States’ Olympic sports, athletics, swimming and gymnastics, have been postponed for 2020, officials after the Tokyo Games were delayed by one year because of the coronavirus pandemic