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Australian Olympic Committee chief executive Matt Carroll (Image: AAP/Dean Lewins)

As Australia practically shuts down, the impact of the coronavirus here and around the world keeps hitting new peaks (a phrase we fear you may hear a lot in the next six months).

Olympics falls at the final hurdle

After what some might say was an irresponsibly long delay, the 2020 Summer Olympics has finally been postponed. International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound confirmed that the event would be postponed by at least a year.

Australia and Canada have already said they would not compete in Japan, and the British Olympic Association had said Great Britain would be unlikely to send a team.