After a weekend filled with calls for postponement from nearly all quarters of the Olympic movement, including Olympic committees, athletic governing bodies, athletes, health experts, anti-doping officials, and more, Olympic officials are finally beginning to concede what has seemed nearly inevitable for the past couple days, a postponement of the Tokyo Games.
The most likely scenario is a postponement to summer 2021; at least a couple invested groups have mentioned a full one-year postponement explicitly.
USA Gymnastics joined the chorus of NGBs asking for a postponement, although they did not specify a timeframe; others joining the chorus include the French swimming association, Austria's vice chancellor, and countless athletes.
Chairman of the British Olympic Association, Hugh Robertson, said he expected Britain to be 'joining shortly' according to the BBC.
A survey of US track and field athletes pegged support for a postponement at close to 90%.
Among those publicly acknowledging the possibility or likelihood of a postponement: