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The organising committee for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games has announced its refund policy for ticketholders who are unable to attend the two rescheduled events in 2021

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said the Olympic Games must avoid turning into a “marketplace of demonstrations”. "The Olympic Games are firstly about sport. Th

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has hinted that the UK could boycott the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics over China's treatment of the Uighur Muslims

The Paris 2024 organising committee says it is not planning to revise its sponsorship targets downwards as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic. The city is still aiming to raise €1.1bn ($1.2

The Paris 2024 organising committee has made further revisions to its construction plans, announcing that it will no longer build two temporary venues as part of a suite of cost control measures to ensure…

French prosecutors and police investigators who have expanded their investigation of former World Athletics president Lamine Diack and his son Papa Massata Diack have said they are surprised by the level…

A consulting firm working for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic bid committee paid $370,000 (€315,196/£289,227) to Papa Massata Diack, the controversial son of former IOC member and World Athletics president Lamine Di…

A coalition of 160 human rights groups have written a joint letter to the International Olympic Committee calling on it to revoke its decision to award Beijing the 2022 Winter Olympics because of China’s h…

The English Premier League allowed 2,500 supporters to attend a friendly between Brighton and Chelsea in a test of Covid-19 measures - AFP/CNA

Against a background of renewed optimism that the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympics will go ahead, Asian sports industry experts share their hopes that the event can bring a new maturity to the Japanese sports sector. Kevin McCullagh and Tom King report.

Self-confessed 'Olympophile' Lee Gibbons, managing director of the Sport Unlimited agency, explains why the values and strategies attached to Olympic sponsorships translate so well to today's market in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Three leading brands from The Olympic Partner Programme have described the challenges they have faced as a consequence of the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and how they have adapted their activation plans. Ben Cronin reports.

How will global sports industries adapt to the likely prospect of a more inward looking world? And can cancelled events easily win back the hearts of fans in Asia? SportBusiness asks three experts on the region for their thoughts.

A survey of 13,000 Japanese companies has found that more than half want next year's Tokyo Olympics to be either cancelled or postponed again - Kyodo News

The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics have signed Sankeshu Paint as official exclusive paint supplier for the Games

Jason Gardener, president of UK Athletics and a former Olympic gold medallist, has described how the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association ignored an approach from him to address allegations of racism…

Tokyo 2020, the organising committee for the delayed Olympic and Paralympic Games, claims to be receiving interest from Japanese companies keen to sponsor the event despite the lingering hosting doubts

Cricket Australia confirmed it will stage the longest ever Big Bash League in 2020-21, despite some players calling for a reduced version of the domestic Twenty20 tournament – Reuters A

The Association of National Olympic Committees will make $11.65m (£9.2m/€10.3m

Competitor-led movement Global Athlete has published an explosive report into the way the International Olympic Committee distributes its revenues, accusing the organisation of a lack of financial transparency…

Two health experts have come forward to question the likelihood that the postponed Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will go ahead next summer

More staff at the Australian Olympic Committee are taking voluntary pay cuts due to the ongoing financial uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic

Australian Olympic Committee president and International Olympic Committee member John Coates has opted to take a voluntary 20-per-cent pay cut amid ongoing financial uncertainty caused by the Covid-19…

Next year’s edition of the World Games multi-sport event in Birmingham, Alabama has been postponed by 12 months to accommodate the new date for the summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The International Surfing Association has reached an agreement with the government of El Salvador to postpone the World Surfing Games until further notice

Brazilian commercial broadcaster Globo is facing up to the prospect of having to renegotiate advertising deals worth a reported R$580m (€103.6m/$113.7

Olympic marketing expert Michael Payne believes that the postponing of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will not have a knock-on effect on the subsequent Winter Olympics, but acknowledges that the complications…

The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics will be delayed following an agreement reached early on March 24 between Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach

The International Surfing Association and the government of El Salvador have jointly agreed to postpone the World Surfing Games in light of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic

The International Olympic Committee will not look to implement a closed doors policy at this summer’s Tokyo 2020 Olympics as a response to the coronavirus outbreak because this would run against the c…

Digital bank Starling has agreed a deal to become the official banking partner of Team GB for this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Live events accounted for 71 per cent of all video views during the Olympic Channel’s coverage of the recent Winter Youth Olympic Games in the Swiss city of Lausanne, with viewers' average watch time i…

The executive board of the International Olympic Committee has approved the Paris 2024 organising committee’s plans for a new urban sports arena near the Champs-Elysées and also given the green light fo…

A majority of athletes believe they should have the right to build and sell their brands at the Olympic and Paralympic Games, according to a new survey

The German Paralympic Committee (DBS) has extended its exclusive marketing partnership with the Deutsche Sport Marketing (DSM) agency

The International Boxing Association (Aiba) is considering a rebrand as it tries to overcome multiple issues that saw the International Olympic Committee (IOC) strip it of its Olympic status last June

Mariam Mahdavi, at one time a prominent executive at the Sportfive agency, has been appointed the International Olympic Committee’s new legal affairs director.