The International Olympic Committee and Japan have agreed to officially postpone the Tokyo Olympics.
The games will now be played in the summer of 2021.
The decision became inevitable after the national Olympic committee in Canada announced on Sunday that it was withdrawing from the Games, and Australia’s committee told its athletes that it was not possible to train for this summer under the widespread restrictions in place to control the virus.
The United States urged the IOC to postpone on Monday.
The Olympics have only previously been canceled due to war and have never been postponed.