Canada will NOT send athletes to Olympics due to coronavirus

The Canadian Olympic Committee will not send athletes to the olympic games held in Tokyo, Japan this July.
The Canadian Olympic Committee will not send athletes to the olympic games held in Tokyo, Japan this July.

The Canadian Olympic Committee will not send athletes to the Olympic games held in Tokyo, Japan this July.

The two Canadian Olympic committees are saying that the Olympic Games should be postponed for a year until the coronavirus will be cleared up. They cited the health of the athletes and fans as their main impetus.

So far, it looks like it is fairly certain that these Olympic Games will be postponed.

Australia's chef de mission Ian Chesterman also immediately supported Canada's decision, calling for the games to be suspended until 2021.

As well as this, the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe told his country's legislative body that the postponement of the Olympics seems inevitable.  

US President Donald Trump, on the other hand, did not go as far as stopping all athletes from going to Japan, instead saying that he would follow the advice of Abe.

Trump went on to say that Abe is "a great friend of the United States and a man who has done a magnificent job on the Olympic Venue, as to attending the Olympic Games in Japan. He will make the proper decision!"