Due to the novel coronavirus, Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe admits that postponing the Tokyo Olympics is an option.

The Tokyo Olympics is slated to run from the second to the last week of July to the second week of August. While it’s several months away from today, the novel coronavirus still hasn’t shown signs of slowing down. Cases are still rising in every part of the globe.

It should be noted that this is the first time that Abe admitted that canceling the sporting event is an option. According to Reuters per the Japan Times:

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that postponing the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games may become an option if holding the event in “complete form” became impossible amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Abe also told a Diet committee meeting that canceling the games was not an option.

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Last February, Team USA announced the 44 finalists for the 2020 men’s basketball tourney. Among those included are LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Kyrie Irving, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, James Harden, Russell Westbrook, among others. Legendary head coach Gregg Popovich will be the head coach while Steve Kerr, Lloyd Pierce, and Jay Wright will serve as assistants.

Team USA’s basketball line up might be their strongest one since the 2012 London Olympics — a team that was headlined by the late and great Kobe Bryant, as well as James, Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Love, among others.

While those in the long list of 44 finalists still have to go thru a tryout process, most of them have already vowed to represent Team USA if ever they get selected.