Tokyo Olympics: American Olympian Will Claye releases 'Dreams Don't Die' for postponed Games

American three-time Olympic medallist Will Claye has released a new song with an inspirational message to athletes, after the Tokyo Games were postponed.

The Olympic Games, initially scheduled for July/August 2020, have been pushed back 12 months, as the coronavirus pandemic causes havoc around the world. 

On Tuesday (NZ time), the 2016 Rio triple jump silver medalist released a music video, entitled 'Dreams Don't Die' on social media.

The clip features a host of Olympic hopefuls, including US sevens star Carlin Isles and professional surfer Carissa Moore, who was meant to compete at last month's Piha Pro.

"New Olympic dates, but the goals still remain," Claye posted on Instagram.

"This song is dedicated to every Olympic athlete around the world who’s [sic] dream has been postponed till 2021." 

The video ends with a message saying: "The dream may be delayed, but it's only allowing the fire inside of us to grow bigger." 

American golfer Lexi Thompson said she was "inspired" by the song. 

Last week, the Games were postponed for the first time in the 124-year history of the modern Olympics.