That was pretty quick, wasn’t it? One minute the Olympic Games are full steam ahead, the next they’re punted off into 2021, maybe 2020, sometime in the future anyway.

Quick – and painless, we’re assured. Just as the doctor assures Pink, in Pink Floyd’s The Wall, as he is about to inject him with some medication:

OK, Just a little pinprick

There’ll be no more ‘Aaaargh’

But you may feel a little sick

The decision to postpone the Games may ease some anxieties – no more ‘Aaaargh’ – but it is safe to predict that sports and athletes may yet ‘feel a little sick’ as the implications become known.

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