The Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee will refuse to send athletes to the Tokyo Olympics if the event is not postponed. The 2020 Games are currently set to begin on July 24.
Team Canada will not send athletes to Games in summer 2020 due to COVID-19 risks
The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC), backed by their Athletes Commissions, National Sports Organizations and the Government of Canada: have made the difficult decision to not send Canadian teams to the Olympic and Paralvmpic Games in the summer of 2020.
The COC and CPC urgently call on the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralvmpic 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_ While we recognize the inherent complexities around a postponement, nothing is more important than the health and safety of our athletes and the world
This is not solely about athlete health - it is about public health. With CON-ID-19 and the associated risks: it is 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. In fact it runs counter to the public health advice which we urge all Canadians to follow