The majority of Japanese people are opposed to the games going ahead, but there's more to the decision to hold the Olympics than public opinion.
Still in the midst of a global pandemic, the International Olympic Committee's dream of hosting the Tokyo Games in a "post-corona world" is not possible. But should the Games go ahead at all?
The IOC has set strict guidelines on protests and political expression, but athletes aren't entirely happy. The question now is whether the two sides can compromise in time for the 2021 Tokyo Games.
The event may have been postponed until July 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic, but there is already a big cultural legacy to Tokyo 2020.
The decision to reschedule the Olympic and Paralympic Games was the right move. But how should we decide whether and when the Games should now be held?
While sporting events around the world have put their seasons on pause, the International Olympic Committee has refused to cancel the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. For athletes, the delay is a dilemma.
Could the Olympic Games be postponed for the first time in its history?
Every Paralympics there's a sense that they will inspire more disabled people's sport participation. However, eight years since London 2012 and very little has changed
Japan's global influence has waned in recent years. Showing that renewables can decouple emissions from economic success could help the country find its niche and spark a race to power the Earth.
Athletes and spectators are likely to encounter dangerously hot temperatures when Tokyo hosts the 2020 Olympic games. With two years to go, there's still time to take protective measures.
Should athletes who dream of making it to the Olympics start their journey as young children? Research shows that specializing in a specific sport at a young age is not the best approach.
Instead of showcasing a rising global power with a booming economy, the 2014 Games put a spotlight on Brazil's most serious economic recession since the 1930s, along with a host of social problems.
The Olympic Games are a theatre — sometimes farce, sometimes tragedy, reality TV, morality play or soap opera — where geopolitical, social and technological dramas are played out.