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Next year's Tokyo Olympics will take place even if the Covid-19 pandemic is still underway, said Toshiro Muto, chief executive of the Games' organising committee

The restart of the Italian Serie A football season has been moved back a week to September 19 - Reuters/CNA The WTA Tour restarted yesterday with the Palermo Ladies Open in Sicily, Italy - Reuters/ec/CNA

The Indian Premier League's governing council has confirmed it plans to run its 2020 tournament from September 19 to November 10 in three venues in the UAE - Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi

World Athletics said Olympic qualification for marathon and race walk events will restart from September 1, three months earlier than previously announced - Reuters/CNA

The International Olympic Committee will meet today to discuss ways of pushing ahead with plans for a "frugal" Tokyo Games next year

World Athletics has halted the process allowing Russian track and field athletes to compete internationally as neutral athletes after Russian Athletics missed a deadline to pay a $6

There have been six positive Covid-19 tests from English Premier League players or club staff after the league's first phase of testing - Sky Sports

The president of the German football federation and the chairman of Bayern Munich are proposing a salary cap for professional football in Europe

London-based sports marketing agency CSM has been appointed to play a major role in a new joint venture between Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company, the sovereign wealth fund of the Kingdom of Bahrain, …

The International Table Tennis Federation has agreed a sponsorship deal with Chinese sports content, marketing and entertainment platform LD Sports

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has acquired naming rights to a new arena being developed in Abu Dhabi.

Israel Cycling Academy (ICA) has signed up not for-profit organisation Start-Up Nation Central as a title sponsor ahead of its debut season on the UCI World Tour in 2020

Qatari telecommunications provider Ooredoo has been unveiled as the latest national supporter of the upcoming Fifa Club World Cup, which kicks off in Doha this month

Branding and signage firm The Look Company has signed as the second National Supporter of Fifa Club World Cup 2019 in Qatar

Swiss private banking group Julius Baer has agreed a two-season extension to its global sponsorship of Formula E, while the electric racing series has retained Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) as title…

Middle Eastern logistics firm GWC has signed as the first Official National Supporter of the 2019 Fifa Club World Cup in Qatar. The company will deliver logistics and supply chain services for the event

Expo 2020 Dubai has agreed a sponsorship deal with the Formula One motor-racing championship