Seventy percent of 300 athletes in an online survey supported a postponement of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics this summer due to the coronavirus pandemic, a U.S. daily reported Sunday.

"Forty-one percent said they did not support the games going ahead as scheduled this summer, with another 34 percent saying it was complicated and they needed more information," USA Today said in its Sunday online edition.

The athletes surveyed participated in a virtual town hall meeting of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee on Saturday.

As for when the decision should be made on the Tokyo Games, 34 percent said as soon as the International Olympic Committee has enough information, while 18 percent said "they want a decision now," the daily said.

"Another 23 percent said no later than April 15," it added.

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