Tokyo Games reset for 2021

A countdown display shows the remaining days until the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Wednesday.

A man walks past large displays promoting the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Tuesday. (AP Photos/Jae C. Hong)

A man is seen through the Olympic rings in front of the New National Stadium in Tokyo, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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.