"My mind still stays strong, I don't want any vaccine, I'd rather miss the Olympics than take the vaccine, I am not taking it," he was quoted as saying in Jamaican newspaper The Gleaner.
Blake, a one-time rival of Jamaican great Usain Bolt, will likely still be able to participate in what is expected to be the 31-year-old's third and final Games even if he does not get the vaccine.
Turkey Emerges From Pandemic-Hit 2020 With 1.8 Percent Economic Growth
Turkey's economy grew 5.9 percent in the fourth quarter and 1.8 percent in 2020 as a whole, annual data showed on Monday, emerging as one of only a few globally to avoid a contraction due to the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic, which causes the disease COVID-19.
Propelled by a burst of credit in mid-2020, fourth-quarter GDP grew 1.7 percent from the previous quarter on a seasonally and calendar-adjusted basis, the Turkish Statistical Institute said.