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Tokyo 2020: 48 hours that rocked the Olympics

(CNN)It was on Sunday morning in Geneva, that the proverbial extinguishing of the Olympic flame -- at least for Tokyo 2020 -- effectively began.At the headquarters of the World Health Organization, the ever-growing numbers of those infected by the coronavirus outbreak caused alarm for International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach.The previous bullishness over staging the Games later this year that had been shown by Bach, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Tokyo 2020 organizers showed its first cracks as the number Olympic nations affected by the global pandemic began to soar.Bach's eyes were drawn to the data from Africa as the continent became the latest to feel the full force of the pandemic. That Sunday morning, the fo ...