The Diamond League track and field schedule was changed slightly, including moving the season's first meet.
Christian Coleman, the Olympic 100m favorite before being banned last year over missed drug tests, had his suspension reduced. He will miss the Tokyo Games.
The head of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday was again forced to assure the world that the postponed games will open in just over three months and not be canceled despite surging COVID-19 cases in Japan. Organizing committee president Seiko Hashimoto was asked at a news conference if there were any conditions under which the Olympics would be canceled. The question comes as the general secretary of ruling LDP political party, Toshihiro Nikai, raised the possibility the day before.