Tokyo 2020

Japanese marketing giant Dentsu Group has withdrawn its earnings guidance for 2020 and is looking to make a 7-per-cent cut in global costs this year, as Covid-19 starts to affect its financial results

Tokyo Olympics organisers and the IOC have clashed over who will foot the bill for the year-long delay of the Games

Athletes organisation Global Athlete has urged sponsors to keep up payments to Olympic athletes through the Games in 2021

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach has said the organisation would face extra costs of "several hundred million dollars" due to the postponement of Tokyo 2020

The Olympic flame is being removed from display in Japan as the country enters a month-long 'state of emergency' in response to the coronavirus pandemic

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.

Tokyo 2020's record domestic sponsorship sales will help the organisers absorb extra costs related to the Games' rescheduling, the International Olympic Committee said yesterday

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

Japanese businessman Haruyuki Takahashi was paid $8.2m (€7.4

Only a handful of the biggest sports events globally were insured for the Covid-19 interruption. Tommy Elliot of specialist events insurer Circles Group tells SportBusiness about the implications for sports properties, and for his own industry.

Regulation has limited the extent to which China’s sporting stars can capitalise on their sporting prowess via commercial deals. But recent rule changes by the General Administration of Sports offers new possibilities. Chen Yaolin investigates.

In the third of a trilogy of interviews with the Tokyo 2020 organising committee, SportBusiness speaks to Hideyo Hirata, head of the innovation promotion office and deputy executive director of technology services.

A two-year IPO freeze has hit Chinese sport companies, with numbers down and Wanda Sports’ listing a high-profile disappointment. How did ‘IPO fever’ fade, and will things change in 2020? Chen Yaolin reports.

The Australian Olympic Committee has said its decision to withdraw from Tokyo 2020 was unilateral, moving to quash speculation that it had acted in concert with Canada and the International Olympic Committee

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

The costs of rescheduling the Olympics next year will be "massive", Tokyo 2020 organising committee chief executive Toshiro Muto has said

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch relay has been postponed, in the wake of the postponement of the Games themselves

The postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics until 2021 will crowd the sports calendar and have a knock-on impact on a large number of other events next year

Uefa has postponed this year's Champions League and Europa League finals due to the coronavirus pandemic. The women's Champions League final has also been postponed

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has insisted that cancelling this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo due to the Covid-19 outbreak is not under consideration.

An International Olympic Committee spokesperson said yesterday "no solution will be ideal", regarding the impact of the coronavirus epidemic on Tokyo 2020

The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday remained steadfast in its messaging that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will go ahead, as doubts around the event grow

Uefa has already decided to postpone the Euro 2020 championship, the Financial Times has reported

The National Basketball Association is suspending its 2019-20 season indefinitely following games on March 11, after a player on the Utah Jazz tested positive for the coronavirus

UK-based civil engineering company Sir Robert McAlpine has agreed a deal to sponsor the ParalympicsGB governing body ahead of this year’s Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

Haruyuki Takahashi, a member of Tokyo 2020's organising committee's executive board, told the Wall Street Journal that the event would most likely be postponed by one or two years if it could not take…

The Six Nations rugby union clash between Italy and England in Rome on March 14 has been postponed until later this year as the country continues to attempt to stem the tide of its coronavirus outbreak

International media company Discovery has opened a new technology hub in the Dutch city of Hilversum to store and distribute live sporting productions. Discovery has invested close to €40m ($44.5

Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund has cancelled plans to tour Asia this summer due to the coronavirus outbreak

Chinese swimmer Sun Yang, a multiple world and Olympic champion, is to appeal the eight-year ban he was given in a Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling last Friday

Motorcycle racing championship MotoGP has cancelled its season-opening race in Qatar that was due for March 8

Officials behind a potential bid for Salt Lake City to host the 2030 or 2034 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games have pledged to make the process transparent and frugal

Australian financial services company Westpac has agreed a deal to become the official banking partner of the Australian Olympic team

In an effort to build support for its bid to host the 2032 Olympics, Indonesia's National Olympic Committee plans to build an Indonesian Village, also called the House of Indonesia, within the Tokyo 2020…

Japanese advertising and sports marketing agency Dentsu yesterday ordered its 5,000 employees at its Tokyo headquarters to work from home, after a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus

Tokyo 2020 mascots Miraitowa and Someity are visiting six European cities on a promotional tour for the upcoming Olympics that will tie in the event's 'Make the Beat' social media campaign

Confectionery brand Cadbury Australia has become an official partner of the Australian Olympic and Paralympic teams for Tokyo 2020