.Tokyo, Japan
Japan's top athletes put the new Tokyo Olympic stadium through its paces at a track meet Sunday, one year ahead of the Games which have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Tokyo 2020 organisers threw open the doors of the Olympic Village to the media on Sunday,
  • They showcased virus upgrades including a fever clinic
  • The event will be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021

Tokyo Olympics was postponed for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo credit: File/PTI)

  • For Tokyo Olympics, Japan has already banned overseas spectators
  • The number of participants, volunteers and guests, too, have been reduced
  • Politicians and organisers are pushing for some spectators to be allowed

.Tokyo, Japan
India has been clubbed in group 1 alongside Afghanistan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka (Photo credits- Representational/Unsplash)

  • Indian athletes and officials travelling to Japan have been put under strict regulations 
  • "The unfair and discriminatory" rules have drawn sharp criticism from the IOA
  • Upon arrival athletes would not be allowed to interact with anyone for three days 

.Tokyo, Japan
With just over a month until the July 23 opening ceremony, organisers are in the home stretch and scrambling to finalise virus rules. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The International Olympic Committee has donated enough Pfizer/BioNTech doses for 40,000 people
  • Japanese Olympic athletes have already begun receiving vaccines
  • The number of fans at the Games will be limited by government virus measures

Naomi Osaka is currently seeded on the second position in the ATP rankings. (Photo Credit : PTI)

  • The announcement was made by Osaka's agent Stuart Duguid
  • Osaka is "taking some personal time with friends and family"
  • She also withdrew from French Open citing her struggle with depression and anxiety

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Rafael Nadal is a Spanish tennis player and former world number one. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Nadal cited that the two-week recovery time after French Open would not be enough for his body
  • He said the decision was made "after discussion with my team"
  • "It’s never an easy decision to take", said the Spaniard

.Tokyo, Japan
People walk by posters to promote the Olympic Games planned to start in the summer of 2021, in Tokyo, Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (AP/PTI Photo)

  • Until July 11, Japan will implement "quasi-measures" in seven areas, including Tokyo
  • Tokyo Olympics is scheduled to be held from July 23 to August 8 this year
  • It is not yet decided how many spectators will be allowed at Tokyo Olympics

.Tokyo, Japan
The decision on Olympic fans is expected by the end of the month (Photo credits- Representational/Unsplash)

  • Recent reports have said that the plan would limit spectators of 50% of a venue's capacity 
  • The government could introduce "quasi-emergency" measures
  • The decision is expected only after the coronavirus emergency in Tokyo ends

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US middle-distance runner Shelby Houlihan will also miss the 2024 Olympics. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@shelbo800)

  • I want to be very clear. I have never taken any performance enhancing substances: Shelby Houlihan
  • I have learned that eating pork can lead to a false positive for nandrolone, said the runner
  • The four-year ban means Houlihan will now miss both the Tokyo Olympics

The Tokyo Olympics are due to open on July 23. (Photo credit: Unsplash)

  • Since the 1988 Seoul Olympics, large amounts of condoms have been given out to create awareness of HIV and AIDS
  • Tokyo Olympic organisers said that they plan to give around 150,000 free condoms to athletes
  • The rulebook urges the athletes to not use the condoms at the Olympic village