The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee on Monday called for the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Games, citing "enormous" disruptions to training and the qualification process due to the coronavirus pandemic.
"It's more clear than ever that the path toward postponement is the most promising," the committee said in a statement, encouraging the International Olympic Committee to "take all needed steps" to ensure the games can be conducted under "safe and fair conditions for all competitors."
A survey garnering responses from more than 1,780 U.S. athletes revealed that nearly 93 percent prefer postponement to outright cancellation of the games.
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"We are now confident that we have heard a wide range of viewpoints and understand the diversity of challenges our athletes face. We regret that there is no outcome that can solve all the concerns we face," the USOPC statement read.
The USA Track and Field and USA Swimming federations have both called for this summer's 2020 Olympics in Tokyo to be delayed because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The Canadian Olympic Committee announced on Sunday that it would not send its athletes to the July 24-Aug. 9 Games due to the risks of the coronavirus.
The International Olympic Committee said Sunday it would make a decision in four weeks. On Monday, IOC member Dick Pound told USA Today that the decision to postpone had already been made and that details would come to light in the coming weeks.