IOC member tells USA Today Games will be postponed

Canadian IOC member says it's been decided
Posted at 4:25 PM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 17:25:56-04

Canadian IOC member Dick Pound says the Olympics will be postponed.

Pound told USA Today's Christina Brennan that "On the basis of the information the IOC has, postponement has been decided."

Pound went on to say he didn't no how long, or what the changes would look like. "The parameters going forward have not been determined, but the Games are not going to start on July 24, that much I know," he said.

"It will come in stages," he added. "We will postpone this and begin to deal with all the ramifications of moving this, which are immense."

Monday, team Canada announced it would not be sending athletes to Tokyo, regardless of whether or not the games are held. Calls from other countries like Germany and Norway have asked for postponements. USA Track & Field, as well as USA Swimming have both made public pushes for postponement.