Canada ain’t playin’ round … demanding officers postpone the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo for a 12 months — or they’ll NOT compete.
The Canadian Olympic Committee and the Canadian Paralympic Committee have fired off their ultimatum to the International Olympic Committee … saying they’ve “made the difficult decision to not send Canadian teams to the Olympic and Paralympic Games in the summer of 2020.”
The Canadians really feel the coronavirus pandemic is not only a danger to athletes — however households and spectators as properly.
“With COVID-19 and the associated risks, it is not safe for our athletes, and the health and safety of their families and the broader Canadian community for athletes to continue training towards these Games,” the joint assertion learn.
“Containing the virus must be our paramount concern. We are in the midst of a global health crisis that is far more significant than sport.”
As we beforehand reported, a number of Team USA sports activities — together with Gymnastics and Swimming — really feel the identical manner. They are additionally calling for the IOC to postpone the video games.
However, the IOC says they’re giving themselves 4 weeks to research the scenario earlier than making a ultimate determination.