Börse Express – VIRUS: Canada will not participate in the Olympic Games in summer 2020

Canada waives because of the corona pandemic
a posting of athletes to the Olympics in this
Summer and only wants to participate in a shift. A
the Canadian Olympic communicated this decision
Committee (COC) on Sunday (local time) on its website. “The
is not a boycott, “said Communications Director Photi Sotiropoulos
the German Press Agency. Should the games go to a later one
Time at which a health risk is posed by the
Canada is happy to have spread of the corona virus
in Tokyo. The country’s Paralympic Committee (CPC) met one
corresponding decision for the Paralympics.

The two associations told the International Olympic Committee
(IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) at a
Postponement of the Olympic Games any support
any difficulties facing such a decision
bring with them the complex calendar in world sports. Be nothing
more important than the health and protection of athletes and the
World community, it said in the message. The games in Tokyo
are scheduled for July 24th to August 9th, 2020.

The IOC previously had one after massive pressure from around the world
Decision on a possible postponement within four weeks
Prospect. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe too
for the first time publicly drew a postponement of the Olympic
Summer games considered due to the corona crisis. In front of the parliament
in Tokyo, he said that should be expected. From one
Cancellation could not be a question. / Max / DP / eg

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