Sports was at its grandest best in the Land of the Rising Sun. In COVID times, it was nothing short of a miracle for Japan to successfully stage Tokyo Olympics. Here's a look back at world sports in 2021.
The 2020 Games were delayed until "no later than summer 2021", but Tony Estanguet said the first postponement of an Olympics during peacetime would not affect the Paris edition, which will now be staged three years after the Tokyo event
The actual costs for the country have been hotly debated, with a widely publicised audit report estimating national government spending -- from the bid in 2013 until 2018 -- for the Tokyo Olympic Games at 1.06 trillion yen, nearly 10 times the budget
Japan has asked for a one-year postponement of Tokyo 2020 Olympics over coronavirus pandemic. The Olympics have never before been postponed but were cancelled in 1916, 1940 and 1944 during the two world wars