The International Olympic Committee announces that they have suspended North Korea from participating in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing after the country failed to send a delegation to the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The suspension will last until the end of 2022.
Indonesian Badminton players Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu win the country's first gold medal for the Women's Doubles category of badminton. This makes Indonesia the second country, after China, to have won a gold medal in all five categories of Badminton.
New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard becomes the first transgender athlete chosen to compete in the Olympic Games, as the New Zealand Olympic Committee announces she is selected to compete in the Tokyo Olympics as part of the women's weightlifting team.
The Belarus Olympic Committee elects Viktor Lukashenko, son of President Alexander Lukashenko, as its new President. Lukashenko is currently suspended from the International Olympic Committee meaning Belarusian athletes will likely be forced to compete as an independent team in the upcoming Tokyo Games.
South Africa's team manager Sipho Nkumane and commercial director Victor Nosi are suspended by the South African Football Association (SAFA) one month before the start of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. [http:--news.bbc.co.uk-2-hi-africa-8675013.stm (BBC)] [http:--www.bangkokpost.com-news-sports-177572-s-african-football-officials-suspended ("Bangkok Post")]date=August 2019