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Canada pulls out of 2020 Olympics

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | March 23, 2020
The Canadian Olympic Committee says it won’t send athletes to the Tokyo Games unless they’re postponed for a year, becoming the first country to threaten such a move in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Canadian Olympic Committee says it won’t send athletes
Olympic games   The Canadian Olympic Committee says it won’t send athletes
The committee sent out a statement Sunday evening saying it was willing to help the IOC search for alternatives, but that it was not safe for athletes, “their families and the broader Canadian community for athletes to continue training for these Games.”

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“In fact, it runs counter to the public health advice which we urge all Canadians to follow.”


 

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