It really felt like the International Olympic Committee was going to do whatever they could to get the Tokyo Olympics to happen this year. We now know that they are in the process of accepting the fact they shouldn't go forward with the Olympics and postpone them.

IOC member Dick Pound said:

On the basis of the information the IOC has, postponement has been decided. The parameters going forward have not been determined, but the Games are not going to start on July 24, that much I know.

This comes shortly after the IOC issued a statement that they were going to give themselves four weeks to make a decision,

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.

This is certainly a situation unlike any we've had to deal with before, but some countries were already saying that if the Olympics went on as scheduled, they wouldn't be sending any athletes. The first to do this was Canada.

All in all this is the best decision for all involved. Take the time to get it right and get the Olympics done properly.