Now that the decision to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games has been reached, the real pain begins. Like tearing off a Band-Aid, it’s that final separation that hurts the worst. I especially feel for the athletes who have been focused on exacting timelines and regiments in order to peak on the day of their competition. Arguably nothing is ever wasted, but countless hours of training will not be granted even a few minutes to shine and show the world what belief and discipline can achieve. Hopefully, without injury or tragedy, these patient warriors will get their chance within the year. But for the moment I too can feel the trauma of countless Band-Aids being torn away.