Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) continued its consultations with all the stakeholders of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The first took place with the International Olympic Summer Sports Federations. Those with the National Olympic Committees (NOCs), the athletes’ representatives, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), other International Federations (IFs) and other stakeholders will follow in the coming days.

There is still no need to add the Tokyo Olympics to the growing list of sports and events that have been canceled or postponed.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe has insisted the country will host this year's Olympic and Paralympic Games "without problem as planned", despite growing international concern over the coronavirus pandemic.

American broadcaster NBC Sports has announced an Olympic record after selling more than $1.25 billion (£970 million/€1.1 billion) of national advertising space for Tokyo 2020.

Tokyo 2020 President Yoshirō Mori has labelled suggestions this year's Olympics and Paralympics could be cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak as "irresponsible rumours" and reiterated his insistence that the Games will go ahead as planned.