Canada backed out, questioning the fate of the Tokyo Summer Olympics

Canada backed out, questioning the fate of the Tokyo Summer Olympics

Canada has backed off from the start of the Tokyo Olympics 2020 and Paralympic Games due to a new type of coronavirus pandemic. This will increase pressure on the director in Japan and the International Olympic Committee to postpone the Summer Games. On Monday, Japanese Prime Minister Abe Senzo decided to postpone the Olympic Games, which will be held between July 24 and August 9, to another date. Abe Senzo said it would be difficult to hold the Games in the current situation, and postponing them is inevitable if they consider the safety of the athletes, but he did not suggest canceling the Olympics.

In peacetime, the Olympic Games were not even postponed or canceled.

The Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Committee recommended that the year be postponed by a year to protect everyone’s health.

The Australian Olympic Committee also said it is supporting the 2021 event. According to the organization, it is also impossible to prepare for this year’s Summer Games due to travel and other restrictions.

Australian Olympic team captain Ian Chesterman said the athletes ’attitude is very positive, but that tension and insecurity are a huge challenge for them.

IAAF president Sebastian Coe wrote to Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, postponing the Summer Olympics. According to Coe, in the current situation, sportsmanship is at risk, judgments introduced due to the spread of the virus have a negative effect on athletes’ training opportunities, and the risk of infecting competitors is increased due to difficulties. He particularly stressed that the leaders of the continental sports federations also feel that he does not expect equal combat because athletes in many countries find it difficult to train properly.

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The president of the International Olympic Committee announced, on Sunday evening, that they are discussing the fate of the Tokyo Summer Olympics, considering the possibility of postponing it, but they certainly will not cancel it. A decision is expected within four weeks.

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