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  • Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has been postponed until next year amid fears over the coronavirus.

    Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe had called the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday to call for a one-year postponement.

    It is the first time ever an Olympics has been postponed during its 126-year history of the modern Games. World War I and II led to the cancellation of the Games in 1916, 1940 and 1944.

    In a statement on the Olympic website, it said the 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”.

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