An unnamed member of the Ugandan team for the delayed Olympic Games in Tokyo tested positive for COVID-19 upon arrival and was denied entry to the country, the Japanese Government has confirmed.
The Olympic and Paralympic Games are meant to be the ultimate test for competitors from around the world, and so it has proved with the mental strength of would-be Olympians and Paralympians challenged as never before by the incursions of the COVID-19 pandemic.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has paid fulsome tribute to the country’s sprint legend Milkha Singh - known as “The Flying Sikh” - who has died aged 91 after a month-long battle with COVID-19.
Zimbabwe's men began the rugby sevens Olympic repechage tournament with a convincing win against Mexico - although it was the only game played in Monaco today after Uganda were withdrawn following a coronavirus outbreak.
Last-minute hosts Brazil maintained their winning start to the defence of their Copa América title in Brasília as they beat Peru 4-0 in their second Group B match.
Football’s Coming Home is a song we’ve been singing for more decades than I care to remember and an ever sanguine, if not so little Englander, like me continues to hope that this time the key has been left under the doormat.
Bolivian striker Marcelo Martins is facing disciplinary action from the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) after criticising the organisation for staging the Copa América during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Emirates Group, the Dubai airline which sponsors a wide range of sports organisations and events, has posted a heavy loss for the strongly COVID-19-impacted 12 months to end-March 2021 - its first-ever annual deficit.
The British Olympic Association (BOA) and Randox Health have signed a two-year partnership which will see the company provide COVID-19 testing for Team GB around the Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 Olympic Games.
The International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) has confirmed plans for its European Championship Division B tournament in Poland, set to be the first event staged by the organisation since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Six-time world speed skating champion Igor Zhelezovsky has died at the age of 57 after contracting COVID-19.
The Japanese Government has struck a deal with Pfizer to provide another 20,000 workers involved in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics with the company's COVID-19 vaccine.
Spanish golfer Jon Rahm is set to make his return to the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) Tour at the US Open after returning two negative COVID-19 tests.
Argentina's match against Venezuela at the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Women's AmeriCup in Puerto Rico has been postponed due to "inconclusive" COVID-19 test results in the team's camp.
Last-minute hosts Brazil swept aside a COVID-19-inflicted Venezuela to make a winning start to the defence of their Copa América title in Brasília.