Athletics' global governing body says the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics will give athletes respite in such uncertain times.
The IOC is now considering postponing the 2020 Olympic Games – a move World Athletics welcomed on Sunday.
Elite-level sport is facing further delays amid the coronavirus pandemic. We look at when the Premier League, NBA and others hope to return.
Uncertainty continues to rein over the Tokyo Olympics, with USA Track and Field calling for the Games to be postponed.
IOC president Thomas Bach admitted different scenarios for the Olympics are being reviewed, but cancellation is not on the table.
Elite-level sport has come to a halt amid the coronavirus pandemic. We look at when the Premier League, NBA and others are hoping to return.
Golf's first major of 2020 has been postponed, as has the Giro d'Italia and marathons in London and Boston.
Two-time 800-metre Olympic champion Caster Semenya has announced her intention to switch to 200m for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
After the Boston Marathon opted to push back this year's race, the London Marathon has taken the same step.
The threat of the spread of coronavirus could yet cause problems for the Olympic Games in Tokyo.