Nigeria, March 24 -- With more countries already threatening to pull out and the coronavirus pandemic not abating, there are strong indications that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games may be officially postponed today (Tuesday).

It is understood that officials of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will be meeting with the Japanese government today and an official announcement of postponement to possibly 2021 could be made.

"Today, the IOC is discussing with Japanese govt, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and IOC Executive Board about the scenario planning including the postponement of the Games and will communicate in due course." Mark Adams, the IOC spokesperson, was quoted as saying on Tuesday.

Several sporting events have either...