Tokyo Olympics officially postponed

The International Olympic Committee announced a first-of-its-kind postponement of the Summer Olympics today, bowing to the realities of a coronavirus pandemic that is shutting down daily life around the globe and making planning for a massive worldwide gathering in July a virtual impossibility.

The IOC said the Tokyo Games must be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020, but not later than summer 2021 to safeguard the health of the athletes, everybody involved in the Olympic Games and the international community.