The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will be postponed, according to IOC committee member Dick Pound in an interview with USA Today.
“On the basis of the information the IOC has, postponement has been decided,” Pound said in a phone interview with USA Today. “The parameters going forward have not been determined, but the Games are not going to start on July 24, that much I know.”
“It will come in stages,” he said. “We will postpone this and begin to deal with all the ramifications of moving this, which are immense.”
While it has been speculated that the Olympics will be postponed to 2021, there has been no concrete decision made at this time.
As of Saturday, the number of COVID-19 cases in Japan has exceeded 1,000, according to the “Japan Times” website.