The Canadian and Australian Olympic Committees have decided not to field teams at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The Canadian and Australian Olympic Committees announced Sunday that they would not field athletes for the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games set to be held in Tokyo this summer, citing the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. ... "This is not solely about athlete health - it is about public health," the committees added.

Backed by the Athletes' Commissions, National Sport Organizations and the Government of Canada, the COC and CPC say they "made the difficult decision to not send Canadian teams to the Olympic in the summer of 2020."

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IOC says 'cancellation is not on the agenda' for Tokyo Olympics

The two committees are calling on the International Olympic Committee to postpone the Games for a year, citing the safety of athletes and the general public amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

"This is not solely about athlete health — it is about public health,"  the committees said in a statement Sunday night.

posted Sunday March 22nd