Source: Laura Scott, Dan Roan and Alex Capstick, bbc.com, March 24, 2020
Several National Olympic Committees (NOCs) from around the world have requested a postponement, while some countries have pulled out all together.
Even the Olympics is not immune. It now seems almost certain that Tokyo 2020 will be postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world.
But as the IOC gives itself another four weeks to mull over a delay, what forces are at play behind the biggest peacetime decision world sport has ever seen? Why do they need so long to do what most now see as the only option? And what will the fallout be?
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