Tokyo Olympics 2020 postponed

(VOVWORLD) - The 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games have been postponed until next year due to the coronavirus pandemic at an estimated cost to Japan of 6 billion USD.
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On a day of unprecedented financial and logistical turmoil in sport, crisis talks between the International Olympic Commission and the Japanese government ended with an acceptance that the world’s biggest multi-sports event must be postponed for the first time in its 124-year history.

Sports and athletes are now awaiting confirmation of a new date, likely to be summer 2021,

The Olympics have previously only been cancelled completely during periods of World War - in 1916, 1940 and 1944 - but never postponed or suspended. Japan prime minister Shinzo Abe said that he had proposed the one-year delay and that IOC president Thomas Bach was in total agreement.