Coronavirus: Canada refuses to send athletes to Tokyo Olympics unless Games postponed – National


Canada won’t be at this summer’s Tokyo Olympics unless the Games are postponed by a year.

The Canadian Olympic Committee sent out a statement Sunday evening saying it’s refusing to send a team to Tokyo unless the Games, which are scheduled to start on July 24, are pushed back by 12 months.


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The COC’s statement comes amid a chorus of criticism aimed at the International Olympic Committee’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.






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IOC president Thomas Bach said earlier Sunday that they’d set a deadline of four weeks to determine the fate of the Games, and that the global organization is considering options including postponement.


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Cancelling the Games entirely, Bach said, is not being considered.

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It was the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began that the IOC had admitted that it would consider other options.

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