Tennis star Naomi Osaka is now a Barbie doll.

Tokyo has officially entered a state of emergency period lasting until August 22 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the restrictions here due to last for the duration of the upcoming Olympic Games.

The reason Sha’Carri Richardson won’t run the 100 meters in Tokyo is only partially about marijuana.

With under one month to go until the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics begin, main sponsor Toyota has intensified the final practice runs of its e-Palette electric autonomous vehicles that will ferry athletes and staff from the Olympic Village to venues and back. And so far, everything is running smooth and driverless.

The Japanese government’s decision to declare a covid19 state of emergency (SoE) in Tokyo and ban fans from all stadiums for the Olympic Games had already been factored into the TT Olympic Committee’s plans ahead of the July 23-August 9 gamest.