The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are being postponed to try and curb the spread of the coronavirus, according to USA Today's Christine Brennan.
A number of local athletes had qualified for the U.S. Olympic trials, including EmKay Myers (marathon), Donna dePolo and Emma Karam (swimming) and Krysta Palmer (diving).
“On the basis of the information the IOC has, postponement has been decided,” veteran International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound told 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. We will postpone this and begin to deal with all the ramifications of moving this, which are immense.”
It is unknown how the postponement will impact the U.S. qualifying. Myers already went through the qualifying process. The swimming and diving qualifications were set for June.