More than 18,500 people have died from Covid-19 globally, according to the Johns Hopkins pandemic tracker.
International Olympic Committee is stepping up its "scenario planning" for the Tokyo 2020 Games –– including a possible postponement –– as the coronavirus pandemic spreads, it says after an emergency meeting.
Here are comparisons of several sectors that are thriving and failing in pandemic:
The tournament will be held at the Ryogoku Kokugikan sumo arena on August 12-13, just days after the end of the Olympics and before the Paralympics begin on August 25.
Iran's only female Olympic medallist Kimia Alizadeh is in the Netherlands where the taekwondo athlete is training for this year's Tokyo Olympics after permanently leaving her country, her new coach says.
Tokyo Olympic organisers and government officials are preparing for everything including an earthquake taking place during next year's games, as all these increasing the budget of the games.
Iranian lifter Navab Nasirshelal could receive the gold medal in Torokhtiy's place, while another doping dispute could affect who receives the bronze medal after original bronze medalist Bartolomiej Bonk is potentially upgraded to silver.
The IOC released a proposal a week ago to move the marathons and race walking events to Sapporo.
Olympic champion Muhammad took gold with a time of 52.16 seconds at the Khalifa Stadium, bettering her own world record of 52.20 set at the US Trials in Iowa in July.
It was sweet revenge for the Swedes, who had lost the Olympic final to the Germans 2-1 in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
The president of Japan's Olympic Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda, is under formal investigation in France and was indicted over "active corruption" in connection with bribes on Japan's bid to host the Olympics.
Japan has activated amphibious troops, in a first since World War Two, to defend its remote islands against any external threat.
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