The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
Tokyo Olympics organisers are eyeing next July as a start date for the postponed Games, Japanese media reported.
Athletes who had already qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics before they were postponed will keep their places when the showpiece takes place in 2021.
Australia has called for men's football at the postponed Tokyo Olympics to be changed from an Under-23 tournament to Under-24.
International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach says the postponed Tokyo Games will require "sacrifices and compromises" from all sides.
For a small and motley crew opposed to the Olympic Games, simply postponing the event doesn't go far enough.
The postponed Olympics will be held as a "testament" to humanity's victory over the new coronavirus pandemic, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says.
The International Olympic Committee has came under pressure to speed up its decision about postponing the Tokyo Games.
The US Olympic and Paralympic Committee have voiced support for delaying the Tokyo Games.
People in Tokyo are increasingly convinced the Olympic Games won't happen later this year.
Japanese star Naomi Osaka says she's disappointed not to compete at the Tokyo Olympics this year but supports the decision to postpone the event to 2021.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games delay may be no sweat for Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Rescheduling the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will involve "massive" additional costs, organisers of the Games have conceded.
With the 2020 Olympics postponed until 2021, there are fears the delay will shatter the gold medal hopes of many ageing athletes.
Olympic chief Thomas Bach says "all options are on the table" over finding a new date to hold the postponed Tokyo Games.
United States athletes welcomed the decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics, exhaling a collective sigh of relief tinged with disappointment.
Britain is set to follow Australia and Canada in refusing to send a team to the Tokyo Olympics due to the coronavirus pandemic.
British track cyclist Callum Skinner has labelled International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach "arrogant" and "stubborn".
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau praised Canadian Olympic officials' decision not to send athletes to the Tokyo Games due to the coronavirus.
Australian Olympic officials have told their athletes prepare for the Games to be held in 2021.
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