London Marathon

Tokyo 2020 organising committee CEO Toshiro Muto said he hopes outgoing Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe will remain involved with the Olympics hosting effort - Reuters/CNA A

The London Marathon has added butter spread brand Flora – a headline sponsor of the event from 1996 to 2009 – to its portfolio of sponsors.

The mass participation element of the London Marathon has been cancelled due to Covid-19, but the elite race will take place - BBC

The London and Boston marathons have become the latest major sporting events to be postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak

The London Marathon will begin searching for a new title sponsor after financial services brand Virgin Money decided not to renew its contract with the event