Canada withdraws from Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Canada has become the first country in the world to withdraw from Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The decision has been taken in view of the coronavirus pandemic. The Canadian Olympic Committee announced that holding the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as per schedule would threaten the health of its athletes.

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The International Olympic Committee is expected to take a decision on the fate of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in four weeks’ time as the whole world is battling with COVID-19 disease threat. Tokyo 2020 Olympics was scheduled to be held in Japan from 24th July to 9th August 2020. Miraitowa is the official mascot of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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  • Prime Minister of Japan: Shinzo Abe; Capital of Japan: Tokyo.
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