An amended version of sport climbing’s qualification system for this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo has been approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
It comes after the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) announced last month that no events will take place in China in April due to the coronavirus outbreak.
This has led to the IFSC continental championships facing disruption and, subsequently, the approval of the amended version of the qualification system, which can be viewed here.
One of those affected, the IFSC Asian Championships, which had been due to take place in Chongqing from April 25 to May 3, is a qualifier for Tokyo 2020 and as such will be rescheduled to take place at another location is Asia.
"The IFSC is closely monitoring the development of the coronavirus and will release an update over the coming weeks," a statement from the world governing body reads.
"Should it be deemed unsafe to hold the Championships at this time, the remaining quota places for sport climbing at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 shall be reallocated."
The Tokyo 2020 sport climbing venue was declared "Games ready" yesterday after a test event took place without any athletes.
Members of staff climbed walls themselves at the Aomi Urban Sports Park after the planned competition was scaled back due to the coronavirus outbreak.
There have now been more than 100,000 cases of coronavirus since the outbreak originated in Chinese city Wuhan, and numerous sporting events have either been postponed or cancelled.
This includes the IFSC Plenary Congress in Turkey.
More than 3,300 people have died and more than 80 countries and territories are impacted, but the overwhelming majority of cases are in China.
Japan has recorded more than 380 cases and six people have died.