(CNN)Olympic organizers are playing a waiting game ahead of Tokyo 2020 before making any decisions on how the Games might be impacted amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has urged athletes to continue their preparation for the Games, which are set to get underway in July, as planned and offered assurance that no “drastic decisions” will be made in the immediate future.”This is an unprecedented situation for the whole world, and our thoughts are with all those affected by this crisis. We are in solidarity with the whole of society to do everything to contain the virus,” said a statement released by the IOC Tuesday.”The situation around the COVID-19 virus is also impacting the preparations for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, and is changing day by day.”The IOC remains fully committed to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, and with more than four months to go before the Games there is no need for any drastic decisions at this stage; and any speculation at this moment would be counter-productive.”Organizers canceled the Greek leg of the Olympic torch relay, but the Japanese leg is scheduled to go ahead as planned from March 26, according to Japanese PM Shinzo Abe.READ:


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