Tokyo 2020

Coronavirus control measures that may be employed at next year's Olympics were trialled at a gymnastics event in Tokyo at the weekend, in what was Japan's first international sports event since the pandemic…

Japan will lessen Covid-19 immigration curbs for athletes traveling to the country for competition or training in the run-up to next year’s Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, government sources said.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) sponsors Airbnb, Asics and Panasonic have pledged their support for a newly-announced refugee team that will compete at next year’s rescheduled Paralympic Games i…

Japanese marketing firm Dentsu played a deeper role than previously understood in helping Tokyo win the 2020 Olympics hosting rights, according to news agency Reuters, which is reporting on ongoing scrutiny…

British Rowing has extended its contract with global analytics partner SAS. The deal will now run until December 2021, meaning it will cover the rescheduled 2021 Olympic Games and Paralympics in Tokyo

The NBC Olympics division of US media company NBCUniversal has extended its content partnership with social media platform Twitter in a deal which covers the postponed Tokyo Summer Olympics set for the …

National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver has said the league is unlikely to take a break for the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics next summer

The organising committee for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games has named Mikako Kotani as its new sports director

The task force set up to manage the Covid-19 threat during next year's Olympics in Tokyo is considering using an app or pre-submitted movement plans to track athletes during the Games, and frequent testing,…

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.

Koji Murofushi, the sports director of Tokyo’s summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, has left the organising committee to take up a new role as commissioner of the Japan Sports Agency.

The International Olympic Committee has questioned the validity of a study from Oxford University that criticised the organisation for its failure to address hosting cost overruns

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) president Andrew Parsons has insisted that more must be done to ensure next year’s rescheduled Paralympic Games in Tokyo go ahead safely amid continued concerns o…

Indian conglomerate Inox Group has signed as the official sponsor of the Indian Olympic team for the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Swiss sports retailer Ochsner Sport has extended its premium partnership with Swiss Olympic, the National Olympic Committee representing Switzerland, until after the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles

Olympic sponsors have rallied around the cause of athletes in response to the postponement of Tokyo 2020 with at least four brands creating new athlete-focused programmes

Veteran International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound has said he would not expect the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics to go ahead if the Tokyo Olympics cannot take place next year due to lingering Covid-19…

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

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