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.
The reappearance of the rings is the latest sign that organisers and the International Olympic Committee are increasingly confident that 15,400 Olympic and Paralympic athletes can safely enter Japan during the pandemic.
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju says Olympic bound athletes will be given priority once COVID-19 vaccine is out
Rijiju said he wants more national and international events in the coming months since the Olympic qualification events are going to happen.
IOC president Thomas Bach has said during this week's trip to Tokyo that he is “encouraging” all Olympic “participants” and fans to be vaccinated — if one becomes available — if they are going to attend next year's Tokyo Olympics.
Australian swimmer Shayna Jack was found guilty of accidental doping and was given a two-year ban that expires days before the start of the Tokyo Olympics.
Bach, on his first trip to Tokyo since the Games were postponed in March, is hoping to convince athletes, Japanese citizens and Olympics sponsors that the Games can be held safely next year.
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.
Some 2,000 fans in face masks sanitised their hands regularly, checked their body temperature and remained socially distanced, while being encouraged not to shout support to avoid spreading droplets.
Gymnasts from the United States, China, and Russia will join counterparts from Japan in a one-day meet on Sunday in Tokyo, believed to be the first international sports event in the country since the Olympics were postponed seven months ago.
London Marathon: Kenenisa Bekele pulls out due to calf injury ending hopes of showdown with Eliud Kipchoge
Bekele, a three-time Olympic champion on the track, said in a video message that he felt pain in his calf two weeks ago. He had hoped to get through it, but said on Friday that he can't.
The organising committee of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has named Mikako Kotani as its new sports director.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Games will go ahead 'with or without COVID-19', says IOC vice-president John Coates
The Olympics have never been cancelled outside of the World Wars. IOC vice-president Coates is adamant that the Tokyo Games will start on their revised date of 23 July, 2021.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Local sponsors to chip in with $3.3 billion as organisers look to re-evaluate costs
With the Games delayed for a year, sponsors will be asked to sign up again. Tokyo spokesman Masa Takaya said talks would begin next month.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Tennis ace Leander Paes won't wait for eighth appearance if Games are cancelled
Paes is the only Indian to appear in seven Olympics, starting from Barcelona Games in 1992 and Rio Olympics in 2016. The year 2020 is his last year in professional tennis.
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.
Olympic runner Bralon Taplin faces four-year ban for dodging doping test, set to miss Tokyo Games next year
Olympic runner Bralon Taplin lost his appeal against a four-year ban for dodging a doping test and will miss next year's Tokyo Games and the next two track world championships.
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.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Tough to hold Tokyo Olympics next year in absence of vaccine, says Japan Medical Association chief
It will be difficult for Tokyo to host the Olympic Games next year unless there is an effective vaccine against the coronavirus, the head of the Japan Medical Association said.
The chief executive of the Tokyo Olympics promised “transparency” with the Japanese public on Thursday regarding the cost of postponing the games until next year.
A staff member of the Tokyo Olympic organising committee has tested positive for COVID-19.