How is the coronavirus pandemic affecting the sporting world?

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Three Olympics Games have been cancelled previously due to two world wars.

However, this yr is the primary time the occasion has been postponed.

Organisers of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics say the coronavirus pandemic made it unattainable to carry the occasions this summer season.

The delay will value the Japanese authorities, companies and sponsors billions of {dollars}.

Hundreds of tournaments and competitions world wide are both on maintain or cancelled.

What would be the monetary and psychological influence on athletes, followers and companies?

Presenter: Bernard Smith

Guests:

Gail Emms – badminton silver medallist for Team Great Britain within the 2004 Olympic Games

Tadgh MacIntyre – lecturer in sports activities and efficiency psychology on the University of Limerick

James Reade – affiliate professor on the University of Reading

Source: Al Jazeera