Some athletes, led by star sprinter Hima Das, have requested the sports ministry to allow them to train outdoors within the NIS Patiala campus amid the coronavirus-forced lockdown.
World athletics championships were scheduled to take place in Oregon on August 6-15, 2021, but can no longer be held on those dates.
The decision means the entire early season calender for the Diamond League has been wiped out.
Kiren Rijiju was all praise for Hima Das's announcement as he lauded the sprinter's efforts to make a difference.
The USA Track and Field joined calls for the Tokyo Olympics to be postponed, urging US Olympic chiefs to push for the Tokyo Olympics to be delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Dutee Chand is wary of missing out of the Olympics after she was deprived of her training-cum-competition stint in Germany due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Katerina Stefanidi said athletes were being forced to take health risks as competitors started to speak out about holding the Tokyo Games during the coronavirus crisis.
Hima Das urged the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Mary Kom, Sania Mirza and Rani Rampal to take the challenge forward.
The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has decided to bring the contingents back in the wake of the rising concern over the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
The meetings affected are Doha on April 17, Shanghai on May 16 and another Chinese venue that was yet to be named, on May 9.
Indian javelin thrower Shivpal Singh has qualified for his maiden Olympic Games in Tokyo this year by breaching the qualification mark at an event on Tuesday.
Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei lowered the 5km world record on Sunday with a time of 12 minutes 51 seconds.
Bhawana Jat became only the second Indian woman to qualify for Olympics in 20km race walk event after Khushbir Kaur competed in 2016 Rio Games.
Indian Olympic Association secretary general Rajeev Mehta wrote a letter to Sourav Ganguly asking the BCCI president to be the goodwill ambassador for Tokyo games later this year.
Former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar will be flagging off the Kolkata Full Marathon on Sunday.
India's javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with a throw of 87.86m at the Athletics Central North East meeting in South Africa.
Shyamali Singh didn't disappoint in TSK 25K as she finished second with a timing of 1:39:02 on Sunday.
The Athletics Federation of India congratulated Pakistan javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem after he won gold in the South Asian Games and secured qualification for the Tokyo Olympics.