The grand steward of the Imperial Household Agency, Yasuhiko Nishimura, shared the emperor's concerns at a news conference.
Laurel Hubbard will become the first transgender woman to compete at the Olympics after being selected in New Zealand's weightlifting team for the Tokyo Games.
The Tokyo Olympics quickly reversed the decision to sell alcohol in Olympic venues after backlash regarding the COVID-19 measures still in place.
Wolfe, who identifies as a transgender female, spoke to Fox News on Monday to explain her deleted post from March and said, "Anyone who thinks that I don't care about the United States is sorely mistaken."
"If there is an announcement of a state of emergency during the Games, all the options like no-spectator games will be examined," said Seiko Hashimoto, president of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee.
Grimes' time Saturday night is the third-fastest all-time for the 15-16 age group behind only Katie Ledecky (2013) and Janet Evans (1988).
"We believe the risks of infections inside venues would be lowest by holding the event with no fans," the experts said in a report to Olympics organizers.
The only way that the "old" Ryan Lochte can make a fifth Olympic team is to become the old Ryan Lochte on Friday night at the Olympic swimming trials.
Grand-Slam Tennis champion Naomi Osaka announced her withdrawal from Wimbledon this year, and many fans are standing in solidarity. "In 20 years, Naomi Osaka will be known as the person who finally got the masses to understand that there is no difference between mental health and physical health."
This will be the third tournament Osaka will miss after withdrawing from the French Open at the end of last month.
Nadal, who lost to Novak Djokovic in four sets in the semifinal of the French Open last week, hasn't missed Wimbledon since 2016.
"Their hope is to get through the games with as few missteps as possible," political scientist Aki Tonami told the Associated Press.
In a new Facebook Watch documentary, the most decorated gymnast in history Simone Biles reveals the prospect of training for another 12 months took a hefty psychological toll.
Simon Biles is the star of a new seven-part documentary. The Facebook watch show on the 19-time world champion and gymnastic star premieres on Tuesday, June 15. Here is how to watch it live.
A four-year ban could also keep her out of the 2024 Paris Olympics in addition to next month's Tokyo Games.
The complimentary, souvenir condoms are "not for use at the athletes' village," Olympic organizers stated.
Titmus is closing in on multiple world records ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, and she even said some words to fuel the rivalry with Ledecky.
Torri Huske, 18, swam the world's fastest time this year and missed the world record by a fraction of a second Monday night in Omaha.
"I'm feeling reassured by the firm support I received from all the other leaders. I have renewed my determination to make the Tokyo Games a success at any cost," Yoshihide Suga said.
"[Katie Ledecky] is not going to have it all her own way I guess...I can't control what she does, I can only control myself," the Australian swimmer said.
The eight-day Olympic Swimming Trials start Sunday, and Katie Ledecky, Simone Manuel, Lilly King, Caeleb Dressel and Ryan Murphy headline a loaded field. Here's how to watch this week.
She was kicked off her high school team, won the 2000 gold medal with a broken foot, retired in 2008 and raised four kids at home during a pandemic. But what she's doing at 43 is more impressive.
Corporate sponsors have hired consultants to determine whether being associated with Games could have a negative impact on their brands.
"We have not yet clearly decided on the [alcohol] policy," Tokyo organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto told Japanese media Wednesday. "We hope to do so by the end of this month."
The prime minister is also pushing to have 1 million shots administered daily so all of the country's 36 million older adults will be fully vaccinated by the end of July, in time for the Olympics.
Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto said Olympic journalists will be tracked with GPS upon arriving in Japan to make sure they follow their 14-day quarantine. Muto did not say whether IOC officials, national Olympic committee officials and other workers would also be tracked.
"We have heard the plaintiffs' testimony, and their allegations are heartbreaking. We hope that this allows them to begin a new chapter in their lives," said the CEO of USA Water Polo.
"When the Olympics came back to me, it was a no-brainer to go back," the lightweight boxer said.
Yasushi Moriya died on Monday morning when he reportedly jumped in front of a train at Nakanobu Station in Tokyo.
Simone Biles, the best gymnast in the world, aims for a seventh national championship in primetime Sunday. This is the last meet before the Olympic Trials later this month.