The Tokyo Olympics scheduled to begin on July 23rd, 2021 will likely be canceled after they were postponed from the summer of 2020, according to a report from The Times of London.
The Japanese government has privately made the conclusion that COVID-19 will remain too large a threat to safely proceed.
“No one wants to be the first to say so but the consensus is that it’s too difficult,” the source said. “Personally, I don’t think it’s going to happen.”
Tokyo is focused on securing the Games for the city in 2032.
The NBA has been attempting to finish the 2021 Finals in time to allow players to compete in the Olympics and to avoid having its signature event air on television against the games.