What does Olympics postponement mean for Tokyo, athletes and sporting calendar?

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The Tokyo 2020 Olympics have become the first Games in modern history to be postponed for anything other than a world war.

Here, the PA news agency takes a look at what the decision will mean for the city, the athletes, and the enormous financial and logistical implications on the sporting calendar.

Didn’t the IOC say it would delay any decision?

When will the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics take place?

Japan Daily Life
The re-arranged Games could take place in cherry blossom season (Kiichiro Sato/AP)

What are the financial and logistical implications of the decision?

Tokyo 2020
Tokyo is set to shoulder a massive financial blow (Adam Davy/PA)

Is there a precedent for postponement?

No previous Games have been postponed since 1944 (Lynne Cameron/PA)

How will it affect the sporting calendar?

Dina Asher-Smith
Dina Asher-Smith faces some hefty rescheduling (Mike Egerton/PA)

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