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The Olympic rings floating on a barge are seen behind cherry blossoms in the Odaiba section of Tokyo on Wednesday. Not even the Summer Olympics could withstand the force of the coronavirus. After weeks of hedging, the IOC took the unprecedented step of postponing the world's biggest sporting event, a global extravaganza that's been cemented into the calendar for more than a century.

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The Olympic rings floating on a barge are seen behind cherry blossoms in the Odaiba section of Tokyo on Wednesday. Not even the Summer Olympics could withstand the force of the coronavirus. After weeks of hedging, the IOC took the unprecedented step of po

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