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A look back at Olympic Games that never were

The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed a year to 2021 because of the coronavirus outbreak, but it's worth remembering that the games have been rocked by upheaval before.

Three other times, the games were cancelled altogether because of World War I (1916) and World War II (1940 and 1944) - and in those latter two quadrennials, both the Summer and Winter Games were shelved.

1916

Olympic torch relay goes on; Tokyo seeks crowd 'restraint'

Tokyo Olympic organizers are pushing ahead with the Japanese leg of the torch relay despite the threat of the spreading coronavirus.

The Olympic flame, which is due to arrive on Friday from Greece, is scheduled to navigate the country for four months from March 26 until the planned opening of the Olympics on July 24 at the national stadium in Tokyo.