According to Kyodo, citing a source, at the request of international sports federations, the IOC may decide to hold competitions in the spring of 2021, since Tokyo is very hot in the summer.

On March 24, it was decided to transfer OI-2020 to 2021 due to the spread of coronavirus. Games in Tokyo were originally supposed to be held from July 24 to August 9.

On March 11, WHO announced an outbreak of the new coronavirus pandemic.