Faster, stronger but not higher: Tokyo 2020 Olympics organisers warn countires against cannabis consumption
Cannabis rules in Japan are strict, with up to five years' prison for personal use and seven years for dealing. Tokyo hosts the Olympics next year from 24 July to 9 August.
FIH Series Finals 2019: Pro League tournament is killing hockey, says Japan men's team head coach Siegfried Aikman
Aikman, who has been coaching Japan since 2017 in his second stint with the country, is not happy with the direction international hockey is heading. He doesn't mince words when asked about FIH Pro League and its impact on the game.
Although Japan head to France for the women’s World Cup focussed on the task at hand, it is only natural that Asako Takakura’s young team should have one eye on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Malaysian ace Lee Chong Wei withdraws from Sudirman Cup on medical advice in another blow to Olympic dream
Malaysia’s badminton king Lee Chong Wei, under treatment for nose cancer, has withdrawn from next month's Sudirman Cup in China after doctors advised him against "exerting himself"
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Marathon scheduled to start at 6.00 am to avoid Tokyo's summer heat and ensure athlete safety
The marathon had been scheduled to begin at 7.00 am but with temperatures reaching over 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) last year organisers were under pressure to make changes to ensure the safety of athletes and supporters
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Russia's Umar Kremlev offers to clear AIBA's multi-million debt if body is allowed to stay in charge
Kremlev, in a letter to the IOC, said he was "ready to close the debts of AIBA in full so long as our favourite sport remains on the Olympic programme".
Badminton great Lee Chong Wei has pulled out of next month's Malaysian Open, despite being given the all-clear after cancer, throwing his Tokyo 2020 Olympics dream into jeopardy.
Badminton legend Lee Chong Wei set to delay comeback from cancer for second time, likely to miss Malaysia Open
Lee Chong Wei is likely to miss the Malaysia Open and delay his comeback from nose cancer for a second time as the badminton great struggles to make a full recovery.
All England Championships: Viktor Axelsen foresees purposeful 2019 after being thwarted by asthma, injuries in past year
After spending more than a year battling persistent ankle injuries and asthma, a wiser Viktor Axelsen begins his journey to becoming a world-beater once again.
Chinese Table Tennis Association to dock pay, demote coaches if country fails to sweep medals at Tokyo Olympics 2020
China has vowed to dock table tennis coaches their pay and demote them if they fail to keep the country at the top of the sport at the Tokyo Olympics.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Price of hosting opening, closing ceremonies rises 40 percent to $118 million, says organising committee
The price of the opening and closing ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics has risen about 40 percent according to numbers released by the organizing committee
Teenage shuttler Lakshya Sen says he needs to work on speed and stamina, aims to break into top-30 ranking by year end
India's teen badminton sensation Lakshya Sen says he needs to work on his speed and stamina as he eyes to break into the top 30 BWF ranking by the year end.
World champion weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu clinches gold medal on competitive return from back injury
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu notched up a gold medal at the EGAT Cup, making a strong comeback from the lower back injury that kept her out of action for more than half of 2018
Tokyo Olympics head says organising committee chief Tsunekazu Takeda doesn't need to quit over corruption 'reports'
Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda, being probed for suspected corruption, does not need to step down from his role with the Tokyo 2020 organising committee
Tokyo 2020 organisers unveiled plans for a centre to monitor extreme weather, after concerns the city's scorching summer could cause heatstroke or even deaths during the Games.
Mary Kom faces difficulties in finding suitable sparring partner among women, ready to hire male boxer for practice
Difficulties in finding a suitable sparring partner among women has led six-time world boxing champion Mary Kom to think of hiring a tall male boxer to practice in the ring again after six years.
Firstpost Explains: Why Indian hockey teams' route to qualify for Tokyo Olympics 2020 is tricky after Asian Games heartbreak
With the Tokyo Olympics less than two years away, we take look at Indian hockey teams' complicated qualification route for the mega event after they failed to win gold at Asian Games.
Malaysian shuttler Lee Chong Wei announces plans to return to badminton after successful cancer treatment
Cancer-stricken Malaysian star shuttler Lee Chong Wei has announced that he has no intention of retiring and that he aims to return to training within a month.
New hotels in Tokyo will be required to be completely accessible to differently-abled individuals who are confined to a wheelchair, with there being a very small number of rooms that currently fit the required specifications.
In pursuit of gold at Silesian Women's Boxing Championships, Mary Kom loses 2kgs in a span of four hours
Mary Kom was the lone senior gold-winner for India at the tournament in Poland, a testimony to her incredible longevity and also a reflection of the lack of depth in Indian women's boxing.