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The news was officially released early Tuesday morning that the 2020 Summer Olympics have been postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Now, athletes who were planning to participate have had their lives put on pause, just like the majority of the world – awaiting the next steps to take during this time. 

South Jersey native and USWNT forward Carli Lloyd is just one of many whose training has been halted due to the news. NBC Sports Philadelphia’s John Clark was able to catch up with Lloyd following the announcement. 

“Life is on pause with literally everything around the world,” said Lloyd. “I think the olympics was sort of the elephant in the room for the last several weeks.”

It will ultimately become quite an adjustment – to see how pushing this event back will affect the Olympians that were planning to head to Tokyo, Japan in the summer. 

“I think all of the athletes around the world have been wondering what’s going to happen,” said Lloyd. “All of their training has been halted some way shape or form and it’s unfortunate. 

“I think a worst case scenario, they would have just cancelled it altogether. So, I’m happy for the postponement. I know it probably is going to affect so many different athletes in so many different ways, but I’m looking forward to it.”

This is the first time in a while where Lloyd’s life has been put on pause. While she will still be training to some degree with her home gym and backyard space, she is looking forward to spending more time with her husband. 

Lloyd further discusses the impact of the postponement of the Olympics and what her plans could possibly include for the summer in the video above. And of course, she makes sure to state her excitement for this upcoming Eagles season.