Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the International Olympic Committee has "responded with 100 percent agreement" to his proposal to postpone this year's Summer Games in Tokyo. The U.S. Olympic Committee was the latest national group to publicly demand the event be called off, while longtime IOC member Dick Pound further hinted at the possibility to American media yesterday.
How many previous Olympics were scrapped? The First and Second World Wars derailed the games in 1916, 1940 and 1944.
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