Three-time Grand Slam champion Osaka dmitted being anxious by a recent poll that found 80 percent of the Japanese public were opposed to Tokyo hosting the event this year because of the pandemic.
Japan is now under a state of emergency, trying to fight the pandemic. 'Everyone is flying in from different places.
D'Tigress have been drawn against defending champions the Unites States of America, hosts Japan and France in Group B of the basketball event of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
"I will stay in my room for two weeks to play the Olympics", said Osaka, who lives in Florida.
"Our collaboration with the NBA and the World Health Organization will ensure that the latest know-how is used for the protection of basketball players, being constantly shared with the International Olympic Committee and Tokyo organizers", FIBA secretary general Andreas Zagklis said.
World number two Rafael Nadal echoed Osaka's sentiments and hoped to play, but said health experts should have the final say. Combining our tour with another 15 days of quarantine to play Olympics. "It looks hard to fix it in our calendar".
And, of course, all this comes with the caveat that some National Basketball Association stars (not to mention the teams that pay them millions of dollars a year) might not be too keen on the idea of travelling to Japan after a long, compressed season... during a global pandemic.
I'm not going to lie.
"Hopefully it can elevate attention for the future of squash", David said as the sport - already part of the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games - now eyes inclusion in the Paris Olympics in 2024.
Simona Halep of Romania hits a return in women's singles match against Ashleigh Barty of Australia in the "A Day at the Drive" exhibition tennis tournament in Adelaide, January 29, 2021. It's obviously not up to me to talk about organisation or what can be done, should be done, what will be done'.
Although plans are changing daily, Tokyo organisers are not now considering wholesale quarantine for the 11,000 athletes taking part in the Games.
"For me Olympic Games are very important ... it's like a fifth Grand Slam".
Mori also said he will hold discussions with Bach, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike and Olympic minister Seiko Hashimoto in February to prepare for the games, which were delayed from 2020 due to the global health crisis.
"The main goal is a medal at the Olympics, to go there and be able to compete at the highest level", she told the WTA website.