The International Olympic Committee has postponed the Summer Games, that had been scheduled to hold between July 24 to August 9 in Tokyo to 2021 over the coronavirus pandemic.
The Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, had proposed a one-year postponement for the games during talks with the International Olympic Committee President, Thomas Bach.
Abe had earlier said Bach was in 100 percent agreement when Japan asked the IOC to push back the Games.
The IOC had come under mounting pressure in recent days to postpone the world’s biggest sporting event, with teams, athletes and sports bodies all calling for a delay.
The postponement comes after top federations announced they would pull out of the Tokyo Games, the highest-profile event to be affected by a virus that has decimated the sporting calendar.