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(Reuters) - Olympic champion sprinter Yohan Blake of Jamaica said he would rather miss the Tokyo Games than get the COVID-19 vaccine, although getting vaccinated will not be required of the athletes competing there this summer.
(Reuters) - New Zealand's former shot put world champion Valerie Adams, hoping for a third Olympic gold medal in Tokyo this year, threw 19.65 metres in Auckland on Saturday, her longest in competition since 2016.
TOKYO (Reuters) - The Tokyo Olympic Organising Committee is expected to add at least 11 women to its board as it expands the panel to 45 from 35, Fuji Network News (FNN) said on Saturday, citing unidentified sources.
(Reuters) - Britain's Elliot Giles, who ran the second-fastest indoor 800m of all time in Poland last week, has withdrawn from the European Indoor Championships to focus on the Tokyo Olympics, British Athletics said.
(Reuters) - American Grant Holloway said he was not surprised by his blistering pace on the World Indoor Tour circuit this year as he eclipsed the long-standing world indoor 60m hurdles record in Madrid.
BERLIN (Reuters) - The refugee team that will compete at the Tokyo Olympics will be finalised in June from a group of 55 athletes preparing in 12 sports, the International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday.
(Reuters) - American Grant Holloway broke the world indoor 60m hurdles record that had endured since 1994 on Wednesday, finishing in 7.29 seconds to shave 0.01 seconds off the previous mark set by Briton Colin Jackson.
HIGH jump is one sport that Malaysia dominated in the region.
(Reuters) - British Athletics head coach Christian Malcolm is confident heptathlon world champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson will be fit for the Tokyo Olympics despite missing next week's European Indoor Championships due to an Achilles tendon injury.
MADRID (Reuters) - A long jumper was reduced to tears when officials mistakenly erased her mark after a leap that could have brought her a gold medal at the Spanish athletics championships on Sunday.