Former Japanese backstroke swimmer Aya Terakawa carries the Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch during the torch relay at the Expo ‘70 Commemorative Park in Suita, Osaka prefecture. Photograph: STR/JIJI Press /AFP via Getty Images

When Hideki Matsuyama sank the putt that won the Masters on Sunday, he not only made history by becoming the first Japanese man to win a Major golf ti(...)

The Japanese government has concluded that welcoming fans from abroad would not be possible, according to reports in Japan. Photograph: Getty Images

Japan has decided to stage this summer’s Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics without overseas spectators due to concern among the Japanese public about Co(...)

Seiko Hashimoto, the new president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics organising committee. Photograph: Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty/AFP

Seiko Hashimoto, the new head of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics organising committee, has said she understands there is “great public concern” over hosting t(...)

 Seiko Hashimoto has been chosen as the top candidate to replace Tokyo 2020 chief Yoshiro Mori after he resigned over a sexism row, reports said. Photograprap: Getty Images

The Tokyo 2020 organising committee will ask Japan’s Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto - a woman who competed in seven Games as a skater and a cyclist(...)

The Tokyo Olympics has been postponed for one year until 2021 because of the coronavirus outbreak. Photograph: AP

The Olympic Federation of Ireland has welcomed the decision to postpone the Summer Olympic Games to 2021, amid the current global coronavirus crisis. (...)

Visitors wearing masks take photos near the Olympic rings in Tokyo. The coronavirus outbreak has forced several major events to be cancelled in Japan, which could see the 2020 Summer Olympic Games postponed until later in the year. Photograph: Christopher Jue/EPA

As of Friday lunchtime, all underage Gaelic games in Co Clare have been cancelled in response to the arrival of the coronavirus. But, as things stand,(...)

The New National Stadium, venue for the opening and closing ceremonies at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photograph: Jae C Hong/AP

The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s president and executive board gave further strong backing on Tuesday to this summer’s Tokyo Olympics, wit(...)

As of midnight on February 3rd there were 20 confirmed coronavirus cases in Japan. Photograph: EPA

The Japanese prime minister says his government is in close contact with the World Health Organisation to prevent the coronavirus outbreak having an i(...)