BBC, the national broadcaster, took the decision to remove an England women's football game against France from one of its television channels.
"Today, we are embarking on an unprecedented Global Conversation with all those who love our sport and want to have a say in its future," World Athletics president Sebastian Coe said in a release.
Reports last week suggested the Japanese government is set to ban fans from abroad over fears of a rise in infections.
Russian athletics has been in crisis since 2015 when its federation was suspended for repeated doping scandals, and its athletes continue to miss international events.
Gestures against racism fine but can't be in detriment of others' right to celebrate, says Sebastian Coe
Top athletes across the world have expressed solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, which gathered steam after the death of African-American George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer in the USA.
The Games are scheduled to start in July after being postponed for a year due to the pandemic in a move unprecedented in peacetime.
I'm not sure Russian doping issue can be resolved in 'near future', says World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe
Russia was suspended in 2015 after a report commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) found evidence of mass doping among track and field athletes.
Tokyo Olympics 2020 organisers have 'cast-iron determination' to stage Games in 2021, says Sebastian Coe
"The future is uncertain but let me give you a slightly more optimistic message. I recently visited Tokyo... there I saw a cast-iron determination to stage the Olympics," Sebastian Coe said at AFI's AGM.
World Athletics chief and newly enshrined IOC member Sebastian Coe has backed athletes' right to "take the knee" on the Olympic podium, as long as it was done with "complete respect" for other competitors.
Coe also argued that pacemakers had been around for decades, notably citing Roger Bannister's first sub-four-minute mile as a "pace-made event".
Tokyo Olympics 2020: World Athletics boss Sebastian Coe backs athletes' right to 'take knee' at Games
"I've been very clear that if an athlete wishes to take the knee on a podium then I'm supportive of that," World Athletics president Sebastian Coe told reporters in Tokyo.
World Athletics president Sebastian Coe says sport will benefit from people taking up running during lockdown
Coe said athletics can benefit from the new-found habit of more people taking to walking and running and his sport will try to build on it to broaden its base.
World Athletics said it will call on its congress to vote virtually on expelling Russia if the $5 million fine and another $1.3 million in costs aren't paid by 15 August.
Opening an online seminar, Coe underlined the importance of holding the attention of the audience in a complex entertainment landscape
Russia's track federation, known as RusAF, owes a $5 million fine and another $1.31 million in costs for various doping-related work and legal wrangles.
World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe says having women in all governance structures a key element in global body's reforms
World Athletics president Sebastian Coe says a key element of his organisation's reforms has been to recognise the importance of having women in all governance structures.
Russia's sports ministry wants World Athletics to allow their athletes to compete even if $5 million fine isn't paid
Russia edged closer to a new fight with World Athletics after the sports ministry said its leading athletes must be allowed to compete internationally even if a $5 million fine isn't paid.
Paris trial of ex-IAAF president Lamine Diack and son exposes dark backdrop of athletics' golden era
The grim picture emerging from the corruption trial of the Diacks in Paris shows how the thrilling era for track fans was poisoned behind the scenes by a father-son partnership at the top of the IAAF
Coronavirus Outbreak: No Indian athletes to take part in international events this year, says AFI President Adille Sumariwalla
Earlier this month, the AFI prepared a tentative calendar for this year starting with the Indian Grand Prix on 12 September and squeezing in three national champions in a period of less than two months
World Athletics president Sebastian Coe 'genuinely hoping' pandemic will be curtailed before Tokyo Olympics
IOC President Thomas Bach and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said last month when the delay was announced that the Tokyo Games would not be held beyond the summer of 2021.