Japan

The Australian Institute of Sport is to provide funding of more than A$115m ($82.1m/€69.7

A Japanese government-led group has agreed to set up a disease control centre in the athletes village at next year's Tokyo Olympic Games

Cricket Australia confirmed the schedule for the Vodafone Test series, Dettol ODI Series and Dettol Twenty20 International Series against India – Cricket Australia G

Sunday's NRL grand final in Sydney provided a 12 per cent boost in television ratings from last year, 2.97 million tuned in to free-to-air broadcaster Nine up from the 2

The newly built Tokyo Aquatics Centre was unveiled during an event on October 24, marking the completion of all venues built for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics - The Japan Times

US and UK authorities have accused Russia of conducting the “most disruptive and destructive” series of computer attacks ever attributed to a single group in wide-ranging charges that include the 2018 and…

China has withdrawn from hosting the Asian Football Confederation's 2022 Under-23 Asian Cup tournament "due to scheduling conflicts, stadium completion timelines ahead of other international events and…

Japanese authorities will evaluate procedures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 at events with large numbers of spectators using a series of near-capacity professional baseball games later this month

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…

The Covid-19 pandemic has stalled a modernisation of Japanese sport with a lot of domestic teams falling back on private backers and corporations to see them through the crisis. Kevin McCullagh and Tom King report.

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.

Japan’s biggest domestic sports league, Nippon Professional Baseball, commenced its 2020 season on June 19 following a three-month delay due to Covid-19.

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.

This weekend’s British Champions Day horse-racing event at Ascot will enjoy international broadcast exposure, with US network Fox Sports and sub-Saharan pay-television operator SuperSport among the broadcasters t…

Tokyo will hold a one-off international gymnastics tournament next month that may serve as a trial event ahead of next year's Olympics

Organisers of the Tokyo Marathon, one of the six races that constitute the World Marathon Majors (WMM), have announced that next year’s event will be rescheduled from March until after the city’s staging of …

The International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee have announced that the streamlining measures outlined for next year’s Games are set to contribute to a saving of ¥30bn (€240m/$280m).

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

Japanese automotive manufacturer Honda will conclude its participation in the Formula One motorsport series at the end of the 2021 season, leaving the Red Bull Racing and AlphaTauri teams searching for…

The Endeavor-owned WME Sports athlete representation agency has signed up leading amateur golfer Takumi Kanaya from Japan

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

Sports merchandise manufacturer and retailer Fanatics has announced a ten-year deal with Japanese baseball team Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters

The International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee have announced a series of 52 measures they intend to take to ensure the delivery of a safe, simplified Games next year

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach raised the possibility of next year's Olympics in Tokyo going ahead without a Covid-19 vaccine being available, in an optimistic address yesterday…

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,…

Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball league will admit increased numbers of fans to its games from this weekend, following the Japanese government's relaxation of Covid-19 spectator limits

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.

Seven-times MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi has dismissed speculation he will be retiring from the sport at the end of the season, saying he is on the verge of signing a new deal with Malaysian-based team…

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has said “important and intensive discussions” will take place in the coming weeks over Covid-19 countermeasures for Tokyo’s summer Olympic Games…

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said "important and intensive discussions" were taking place in the coming weeks about Covid-19 counter measures for the Tokyo Olympics

Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball and J-League have appealed to the country's government to increase the 5,000-spectator cap on attendances at their matches

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

The French Open tennis championship at Roland Garros later this month will allow entry to up to 11,500 fans per day - Reuters/CNA

John Coates, the vice-president of the International Olympic Committee, has said that the Tokyo Olympic Games will go ahead in 2021 regardless of the status of the Covid-19 pandemic

A study from the University of Oxford claims the Tokyo Olympics are the most expensive Summer Games on record, with expenditure set to increase further due to the one-year postponement

The Japanese Skating Federation has announced its intention to bid for the 2023 World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama

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