IOC officials tried their best to keep the games on ... but pressure from critics clearly grew too heavy for them to move forward with the July games as planned.
Remember, both Canada AND Australia said they would NOT send players to Tokyo to compete if the games were not postponed.
"With COVID-19 and the associated risks, it is not safe for our athletes, and the health and safety of their families and the broader Canadian community for athletes to continue training towards these Games," Canadian Olympic officials said in a statement.
"Containing the virus must be our paramount concern. We are in the midst of a global health crisis that is far more significant than sport."
President Donald Trump has suggested officials reschedule the Summer Games next year.