Tokyo 2020: Canada, Australia Pull Out Over Athletes’ Safety Concerns
Canada and Australia have pulled out of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games over concerns for athletes’ safety with the outbreak of Coronavirus across the globe.
The International Olympic Committee, IOC, has been in consultation with Japan about possibly postponing the Games, which is scheduled to start in July.
However, host nation Japan is adamant the Games will go on as scheduled much to the consternation of many countries and athletes, who have criticized the Asian country.
Canada followed up the announcement of withdrawing from the games with a tweet on Sunday:
Meanwhile, the Australian Olympic Committee said it was clear the Games would not be held in July, as Japan has recorded 1046 cases with 41 confirmed deaths.