As was to be expected, the IOC has finally thrown in the towel. It was natural that the body would cling on to any remote hope, but unfortunately reality has bitten.
We're into an Olympic year, with Tokyo preparing to host the Games for a second time, and I can't help but feel sorry they won't be held rather closer to home...
Mixed fortunes for Boca and River ahead of Libertadores semi
River Plate one step closer to defending Libertadores title
River celebrate Libertadores win with fans at El Monumental
Copa Libertadores 2018
River Plate celebrate Copa Libertadores win in Buenos Aires
Gustavo Alfaro set to be named new Boca Juniors coach
Watching River Plate out there parading the trophy, I thought of Alfredo Di Stéfano, who I saw taste success so many times on the same pitch...
It’s true that we have had two continental finals here between teams from Madrid, but it comes nowhere close, believe me
Maybe it coincides with reading Sergio del Molino's latest book, ‘Lugares fuera de sitio’ (Out of place locations) that inspired me with today's headline.