In a major jolt to International Olympic Committee and Hosts Japan, Canada has made it’s stand clear that it is not going time send it’s athletes for Tokyo 2020 Olympics. This becoming first Country to pull out of this year’s games.
Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Paralympic Committee (CPC) has said on Sunday that Canada would not be participating in the Olympic and Paralympic Games in the summer of 2020.
Canada’s decision comes after the International Olympic Committee set a four-week deadline to decide the fate of the Tokyo Olympics scheduled to open in June.
“The COC and CPC urgently call on the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to postpone the Games for one year and we offer them our full support in helping navigate all the complexities that rescheduling the Games will bring,” the committees said in a statement.
“In fact, it runs counter to the public health advise which we urge all Canadians to follow.”