The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has revealed that it would wait for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and World Health Organisation (WHO) to give the final verdict on whether the 2020 Tokyo Olympics slated to begin on July 24 would still hold before taking its own decision.

The rapid spread of Corona Virus (Covid-19) across the world, including host nation, Japan, has forced many countries to review their participation in the event.

NOC Media Officer, Phemmy Adetula, said the committee was still monitoring situations, adding that the country would not join Canada and Australia, who have already announced their withdrawals from the Olympics due to fears of exposing their athletes to the virus.

Adetula, however, enjoined Nigerian athletes preparing for the games to still be hopeful, adding that the NOC would not allow them to travel to Japan if their health would be endangered by Covid-19.