The coronavirus pandemic is disrupting Japan’s choice course of for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics this summer time, as many qualifying occasions have been postponed or canceled.
The Video games are scheduled to begin in seven months however Japan has chosen solely 20 % of its athletes.
NHK’s survey reveals 117 Japanese athletes have been chosen for 13 sports activities out of 33. The entire measurement of the nation’s Olympic squad is predicted to be round 600.
Spots for judo, desk tennis, taekwondo, sport climbing, and biking have been all crammed, however the general ratio stays low.
For sports activities the place home occasions are central within the choice course of, like swimming and athletics, it is going to be essential for the remaining nationwide championships and different main tournaments to be held as deliberate.
In the meantime, dates for some worldwide qualifying occasions have but to be set.
Many sports activities affiliation officers additionally say it’s unsure if their competitions will happen as scheduled as a result of continued unfold of the coronavirus.