It was meant to be the first Games to be held beyond Europe and North America, a spectacle to showcase to the world that Tokyo had overcome the earthquake that had devastated the city some years earlier. But the 1940 Olympics was the Games that never was.
Athletes from around the world took to social media Tuesday to react with a mixture of relief, sadness and goodwill to the postponement of Tokyo 2020.
Roger Federer and his wife, Mirka, announced on Wednesday that they would be personally donating 1 million Swiss Francs ($1.02 million) to help the most vulnerable families in Switzerland impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.
Former Manchester United and England defender Gary Neville says it is "inconceivable" for the English Premier League to return to action in the next three or four months.
As the Olympic movement grapples with Tokyo 2020's postponement, Mallory Weggemann understands. She is built for adaptation.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to propose a delay of about one year for the Olympics to International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach on Tuesday, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reports.
International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound predicted the 2020 Games in Toyko will be postponed because of the coronavirus, which would make it the largest event yet halted or rescheduled by the global pandemic.
With football leagues around the world postponed for the foreseeable future due to the coronavirus outbreak, players and managers have found themselves with plenty of free time on their hands.
After insisting for weeks that the 2020 Olympic Games would go ahead as planned, Tokyo's Organizing Committee says that postponement is now a "realistic option."
With the biggest date on the sporting calendar looming, Sandi Morris has nowhere to train.
The Azerbaijan Grand Prix has been postponed, becoming the latest sporting event to be affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Different colored marbles race down a path curved in a sandy beach, crashing into one another as they vie for position.
Canada and Australia will not send athletes to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo because of the risks associated with the coronavirus outbreak, the Olympic committees for both countries said in separate statements on Sunday.
Galaxy Racers compete in world finals of Girl Gamer festival in Dubai.
Former Premier League footballer Peter Whittingham has died at age 35 nearly two weeks after sustaining a head injury in an accidental fall at a pub, according to South Wales police. He died at University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, police said.
Serena Williams says she is "on edge" as the US tennis star revealed the impact self isolating is having on her psychologically amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.