The International Olympic Committee has given itself four weeks to decide whether or not to postpone this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The IOC’s Executive Board met on Sunday and decided to see how far the coronavirus spreads before making a final decision.
Officially, the cancellation of the Games altogether has been ruled out.
However, there have been calls from some nations – the USA in particular – to move the Summer Games out to 2021.
Dubai World Cup postponed
Meanwhile, the Dubai World Cup meeting is the latest major sporting event to be cancelled due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.
The landmark 25th running of the $35m event was scheduled to be held this Saturday but the anniversary celebrations have been postponed until 2021.