No Olympic Basketball? Tokyo Olympics in jeopardy due to coronavirus outbreak


Team USA might get the chance to defend Olympic gold this summer. AP Sports quoted IOC member Dick Pound, who said that Tokyo Olympics organizers have time until late May to see if coronavirus is under control.

If not, the Olympics will likely get cancelled instead of being moved to another location.

Olympic Basketball tournament is scheduled to take place between 25 July and 9 August. Japan, Nigeria, Argentina, United States, Iran, France, Spain and Australia are already qualified.

Twenty four more teams will battle for the 4 remaining spots in four FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournaments that will take place from 23 to 28 June in four cities: Victoria (Canada), Split (Croatia), Kaunas (Lithuania) and Belgrade (Serbia).