i newspaper, February 10, 2020
Cancellation means scrapping an event entirely. The only event in this story which was cancelled was the London Winter Run. All the football and rugby matches were postponed, in other words they will be rescheduled. The horse races were cancelled, but the parlance for this is ‘abandoned’. You could use ‘called off’ for a postponement providing you make it clear that it will go ahead at a later date.