The International Olympic Committee will give itself until mid-April to decide whether to move forward with the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to Devin Heroux of CBC Sports.
The Games are currently scheduled to take place from July 24 to August 9, but the global pandemic has led to shutdowns around the world.
According to the World Health Organization, there have been over 260,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide as of Sunday, leading to over 11,000 deaths.
While major sporting events have been postponed or canceled in order to slow the spread of the disease, the 2020 Olympics have mostly been continuing as planned.
More than 50,000 people gathered at Sendai station in Miyagi, Japan, to see the lighting of the Olympic flame Saturday, per CNA.
In addition to health concerns at the Olympics, there could be logistical problems with many qualifying events being canceled. Per Heroux, only 57 percent of spots have been filled for Tokyo.
The head of USA Swimming and the head of USA Track and Field have each called for a postponement of the 2020 Summer Olympics.
Though the IOC is holding out before making a decision, it has at least set a deadline to hopefully reduce uncertainty going forward.