The Olympic Qualifying Tournament for synchronized swimming, scheduled for Tokyo, Japan, is delayed, Report mentions, referring to Kyodo.

The reason for this is the imposition of a state of emergency in Japan until February 7 due to coronavirus.

The authorized representatives intend to extend the term for another month. As part of these measures, discounts for Japanese athletes and foreigners returning to the country from abroad have been canceled.

The International Swimming Federation, the Organizing Committee of Tokyo 2020, and the Japan Swimming Federation discuss the possibility of postponing the competition to April or May. The tournament was to be held on March 4-7.