Theare still five months away, but organizers are already thinking about the effect the could have on the international sporting event.
Former Canadian swimming champion Dick Pound, the longest-serving member of the International Olympic Committee, told the Associated Press a decision could be put off until late May. But Pound said that if the Olympics are affected, it’s more likely to be canceled than postponed or moved elsewhere.
“You just don’t postpone something on the size and scale of the Olympics,” he told the AP. “There’s so many moving parts, so many countries and different seasons, and competitive seasons, and television seasons. You can’t just say, ‘We’ll do it in October.'”