Canada does not send a squad to Games due to coronavirus

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Canada does not send a squad to Games due to coronavirus

Monday, March 23, 2020 at 8:33 AM

Canada is not sending national teams to the Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer due to the corona virus. The North American country’s Olympic and Paralympic Committees call for the Tokyo Games to be postponed by one year.

Several national Olympic committees and sports federations have already called for postponement (and / or cancellation) of the Games in Tokyo and calls from Canada are also being made to postpone the event. With the support of the athletic committees, national sports organizations and the government, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and the Paralympic Committee (CPC) have decided not to send teams to the Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer due to the corona virus.

Both committees urge the international Olympic and paralympic committees and the World Health Organization WHO to postpone the Games by one year. “While we recognize the incidental complexities of procrastination, nothing is more important than the health and safety of our athletes and the global community,” they write in a press release published today.

Rio de Janeiro
During the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro four years ago, Canada finished twentieth in the medal mirror with four gold, three silver and fifteen bronze medals. The North American country received two awards for its bicycle parts. On the track, bronze was taken in the team pursuit by Allison Beveridge, Laura Brown, Jasmin Glaesser, Kirsti Lay and Georgia Simmerling. Catharine Pendrel also rode to bronze on the mountain bike.

Bronze for Catharine Pendrel (r) in Rio 2016 – photo: Cor Vos



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