The 2020 Olympic Games will be postponed by one year because of coronavirus, says International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound.
It comes after the chairman of the British Olympic Association said Great Britain would be unlikely to send a team to Tokyo this summer.
"On the basis of the information the IOC has, postponement has been decided," Pound told USA today.
The International Olympic Committee has given itself four weeks to decide on the future of this summer's Games, but veteran IOC member Pound says a decision will be announced soon.
World Athletics president Lord Coe has called for this summer's Olympic Games in Tokyo to be postponed.
In a letter to IOC president Thomas Bach, Coe says an Olympics in July 2020 is "neither feasible or desirable" because of the coronavirus crisis.
UK Athletics, its US counterpart, and several national Olympic governing bodies have urged the IOC in recent days to delay the Games. »