The news comes as questions swirl about how and whether the Olympics, also forced back a year by the Covid crisis, will go forward.
On This Day: Abhinav Bindra ends India's wait for an individual Olympic gold with historic medal in Beijing
Bindra had spoken about his relationship with the medal. He told how the medal is just a reminder of the panic and anxiety that he went through to achieve it.
Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori told Kyodo News in an interview that he disliked the idea of holding the Games in empty venues without fans.
We were raw in Rio and made mistakes, will be a better side in Tokyo, says Indian hockey team goalkeeper Savita
The Indian women's hockey team had created history when they qualified for Rio Olympics after a gap of 36 years. But that joy was shortlived as they crashed out in the group stages.
The NRAI has appointed High Performance Manager and former India shooter Ronak Pandit as the Nodal Officer in charge of overall co-ordination for hygiene and medical protocols of the camp.
With Tokyo Olympics a year away, experts warn of health risk to Japanese public if event proceeds as planned
Although Tokyo on Thursday confirmed 224 new infections, a record high for a single day, Japan has largely avoided the disastrous effects seen in other countries.
Turning Point: 'Olympic medal made me,' boxer Vijender Singh recounts the moment that changed his life
Boxer Vijender Singh went to the 2008 Olympics as an underdog and came home with a historic medal. 12 years later, he still feels his Beijing waltz was the turning point of his illustrious career.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Games CEO says 80 percent venues have been secured ahead of next year's rescheduled mega-event
Tokyo 2020 organisers announced on Friday that 80 percent of the venues required to run a successful Olympics have been secured ahead of next year’s rearranged Games.
IOC to open talks on allowing athletes to make protests at Olympic Games amid wave of anti-racism rallies
Only five months ago the Olympic body strengthened its ban on political statements by specifying that gestures such as taking a knee or raising a fist on a medal podium remain prohibited.
IOC chief Thomas Bach warns weightlifting could face Olympic exclusion after discovery of massive corruption in IWF
Weightlifting could lose its place in future Olympic Games if ongoing investigations into the sports’ international federation (IWF) reveal more corruption, the International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday.
IOC confirms that its ban on protests remains after several sports federations allow athletes to show dissent: Report
IOC has confirmed that athletes are still banned from protesting at the Games after several sports moved to allow protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death in police custody.
Tokyo Olympics organisers to skip one-year countdown event because of COVID-19 pandemic, says report
Organisers of the postponed Tokyo Summer Olympics have decided not to hold a large scale event marking the one year countdown to the Games because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Tokyo Olympics 2020 just beginning the race to reset themselves after postponement due to coronavirus pandemic
Just two months after the unprecedented Olympic postponement, preparations for Tokyo 2020 seem to be barely out of the starting blocks.
No 'meaningful' link between therapeutic use exemptions and winning Olympic medals, reveals WADA study
WADA said on Thursday a study it conducted showed there is no meaningful association between an athlete having a therapeutic use exemption and winning an Olympic medal.
Tokyo Games organisers face real problems staging the Olympics next year as coronavirus infections continue to soar, senior international Olympic official John Coates said.
Tokyo Olympics 2020 organisers say 'countermeasures' needed to combat coronavirus at Games, but don't specify what
Tokyo Olympics 2020 organisers say 'countermeasures' needed to combat coronavirus at Games. But what measures, exactly?
Coronavirus Outbreak: WHO calls for 'national unity' and 'global solidarity' in bid to make Tokyo Olympics a safe event
Speaking at a joint news conference with the IOC, the WHO's director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called for “national unity and global solidarity” to fight the coronavirus outbreak ahead of the Olympics. The Games, postponed this year, should bring athletes from more than 200 countries to Japan.
Tokyo Olympics 2020 could be one of the greatest Games, says Australian Olympic Committee chief John Coates
Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates has predicted that next year’s coronavirus-delayed Tokyo Games may ultimately be amongst the great games ever, if not the greatest.
Former US Olympic gymnastics coach Maggie Haney suspended for verbal and emotional abuse of athletes
Former US Olympic coach Maggie Haney has been suspended for eight years by USA Gymnastics for verbal and emotional abuse of athletes.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Japan PM Shinzo Abe says impossible to hold Olympics unless pandemic is contained
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday that the Tokyo Olympics could not take place next year unless the coronavirus pandemic is contained, as the city’s governor requested an extension of Japan’s state of emergency.