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

The International Olympic Committee is working with sports bodies to secure a July-August 2021 slot for this year’s rescheduled summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, according to John Coates, chair of t…

Spanish football's LaLiga is running an online global music concert to raise funds for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic

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

World Athletics and the local organising committee of the 2021 World Athletics Championships, Oregon21, have said they are open to rescheduling their event to accommodate any possible postponement of the…

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

Shinzo Abe, the Japanese prime minister, has offered the first major indication from the country that a postponement of this summer’s Olympic Games may be unavoidable, as the world continues to deal w…

Canada and Australia have signalled their withdrawal from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, as pressure mounts on the International Olympic Committee to postpone the Games

Kevin McCullagh looks at the growth of the B. League, Japan's domestic basketball league, and considers whether it might be the country's biggest sports expansion of the Reiwa era.

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.

In just a short amount of time, the Wizards have put themselves in prime position to become the NBA's most-popular team in Japan following the arrival of Rui Hachimura. Bob Williams discovers how they have done it.

USA Track and Field has joined numerous other stakeholders in urging the International Olympic Committee to postpone this summer's Olympic Games in Tokyo due to the global Covid-19 pandemic

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 Dentsu agency is in the process of finalising FIA World Rally Championship sublicensing agreements in Japan with terrestrial broadcasters NHK and TV Asahi, SportBusiness understands

Senior executives at three of Tokyo 2020’s sponsors have reportedly stated the summer Olympic Games will likely be postponed due to coronavirus, with executive board member Haruyuki Takahashi stating a…

Sportswear company adidas has said it expects first-quarter sales in China to drop by up to €1bn ($1.1bn), due to the impact of the coronavirus.

A report by Japanese financial firm SMBC Nikko Securities has estimated that Japan's gross domestic product would be reduced by 1.4 per cent, equivalent to ¥7.8tn ($75bn), if the Tokyo Olympics was cancelled.

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

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…

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

The Asian Football Confederation is arranging emergency meetings with member associations and leagues from its east and west regions to discuss the ongoing effect of the coronavirus epidemic on football…

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

Japanese football authorities have suspended J.League and Levain Cup matches until mid-March, due to the coronavirus outbreak

Dick Pound, the long-serving member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has estimated there is a three-month window to decide whether the 2020 summer Olympic Games will proceed as planned in…

Formula One team Scuderia AlphaTauri has extended its sponsorship deal with Japanese design and technology company RDS

Four Italian Serie A football matches were postponed at the weekend after an outbreak of coronavirus cases in the north of the country

Electronics company Samsung has signed as a top-tier Gold Partner of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in the ‘Wireless Communications Equipment’ category.

Sportswear company adidas's sales in China are down 85 per cent in the period from Chinese New Year until now, compared to the same period last year, due to the coronavirus outbreak

China has forfeited its away Davis Cup tennis match against Romania next month as its team cannot travel due to the coronavirus epidemic. The match was scheduled for March 6-7

SNTV, the sports video news agency, is to manage the new international YouTube channel for Japanese professional football’s J.League.

Japanese consumer electronics company Panasonic has stepped up its backing of this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo by becoming a supporting partner of the Olympic Torch Relay.

The Japanese Football Association is planning to launch the country's first fully professional women's league in 2021-22