The Argentine league game against Gimnasia was held up in the 10th minute of the game on what would have been Maradona's 61st birthday.
"It will be the goals, the nutmegs, the stepovers and the mesmerizing plays that will be dug out time and time again, continuing to prove that Maradona gets better each day."
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...