The International Olympic Committee denied a report from the TImes of London on Thursday, which said that Japan's government had come to an internal decision to cancel the 2021 Games and focus on another bid in 2032.

According to The Times, the Japanese government has "privately concluded" that they'll have no choice but to cancel the Tokyo Olympics for a second straight year due to the pandemic.

According to The Times, Japan will shift their focus on getting the rights to host in 2032, which is the next available year.

The newspaper cites an anonymous senior member of the ruling coalition as their source. 

“No one wants to be the first to say so but the consensus is that it’s too difficult,” the source told The Times. “Personally, I don’t think it’s going to happen.”

Following the report, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach denied that the Games were in jeopardy.

"We have at this moment, no reason whatsoever to believe that the Olympic Games in Tokyo will not open on the 23rd of July in the Olympic stadium in Tokyo," Bach told the Japanese news agency Kyodo on Thursday. He also said there is "no Plan B."

Both the Canadian and U.S. Olympic committees released statements saying they had not received any official communication about Japan's reported decision to move on from this summer's Games.

The Tokyo Games were originally scheduled to take place from July 24 to August 9, 2020 but were postponed in March after the coronavirus hit much of the world. Canada said they would not be attending the Summer Olympics in 2020 before the International Olympic Committee made its decision to postpone. 

Currently they are set to take place from July 23 to August 8, 2021.

The 2022 Winter Olympics are now just a year away as well, scheduled for Beijing, China from February 4-20, 2022.