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Holding Olympics in 2021 will be ‘difficult’ without coronavirus vaccine: official – National

Holding Olympics in 2021 will be ‘difficult’ without coronavirus vaccine: official - National

It is too early to consider lifting Japan’s state of emergency over the coronavirus, the head of the Japan Medical Association said on Tuesday, adding that it will be difficult for Tokyo to host the Olympics next year without an effective vaccine. The comments by the head of the powerful physician’s lobby …

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Coronavirus: Tokyo Olympic organizers, IOC clash over who pays for postponement – National

Coronavirus: Tokyo Olympic organizers, IOC clash over who pays for postponement - National

An open conflict broke out Tuesday between Tokyo Olympic organizers and the IOC over who will pay for the unprecedented year-long postponement. Tokyo spokesman Masa Takaya said the organizing committee has asked the Switzerland-based International Olympic Committee to remove a comment from its website suggesting that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe …

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Coronavirus: Olympic champ says Canada was right to pull out of Tokyo if Games not delayed

Coronavirus: Olympic champ says Canada was right to pull out of Tokyo if Games not delayed

Rosie MacLennan, a two-time Olympic champion and Canada’s flag bearer at the 2016 Rio Games, says Canada’s decision to pull out of the Tokyo Olympics if they’re not postponed in light of the worsening COVID-19 pandemic was the right call. She also said that she, other athletes, and the Canadian …

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

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

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 22, 2020 9:41 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Canada won’t be at this summer’s Tokyo Olympics unless the Games are postponed by a year. The Canadian Olympic Committee …

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IOC position on Tokyo Olympics draws mixed reaction from Canadian athletes – National

IOC position on Tokyo Olympics draws mixed reaction from Canadian athletes - National

Canadian athletes have mixed feelings about the International Olympic Committee’s four-week deadline to determine the fate of the Tokyo Games. In an open letter to athletes on Sunday, IOC president Thomas Bach said that the world governing body will spend the next four weeks deciding the best option for the …

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