Canada won't send athletes to 2020 Games

Mar 23, 2020

Ottawa (Canada), Mar 23: Canada's Olympic and Paralympic committees say they will not send Canadian teams to the Tokyo Games if the events are held this year.
The two committees announced their decision on Sunday amid the new coronavirus outbreak.
They called on the International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee and the World Health Organization to postpone the games for one year.
The Canadian committees said, "Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our athletes and the world community."
Meanwhile, the Australian Olympic Committee also issued a statement saying, "Australian athletes should prepare for a Tokyo Olympic Games in the northern summer of 2021."
The statement comes after the IOC said it will start discussions on how the Tokyo Games should be handled, including their possible postponement.
The Australian committee said, "It's clear the Games can't be held in July. Our athletes have been magnificent in their positive attitude to training and preparing, but the stress and uncertainty has been extremely challenging for them."
Source: NHK World

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