Canada Has Dropped Out of the Olympics
The 2020 Summer Olympics aren't scheduled to start in Tokyo, Japan for another four months. But with the pandemic still on the upswing in most of the world, it's hard to imagine them making that timetable.
Yesterday, the International Olympic Committee admitted they're considering postponing the games, and that a final decision will come within four weeks. But don't be surprised if it comes sooner than that . . .
Last night, Canada became the first country to pull out, and if other countries follow suit, the IOC will have no choice but to postpone.
Team Canada said, quote, "This is not solely about athlete health . . . it is about public health. With COVID-19 and the associated risks, it's not safe for our athletes, and the health and safety of their families and the broader Canadian community for athletes to continue training towards these Games.
Other countries, like Brazil and Norway, have called on the IOC to postpone, and after Canada's announcement, Australia told its athletes to prepare for the Games to be held in 2021.