Tokyo 2020 Olympics in doubt as Canada becomes first team to pull out over coronavirus

Canada takes action to protect public health as Australia tells its athletes to prepare for Games in 2021 Canada has become the first country to warn that it wont send its athletes to the coronavirus pandemic. The Canadian Olympic Committee said holding the Games as planned would threaten the health of its athletes, their families and the broader Canadian community for athletes to continue training for these Games. In fact, it runs counter to the public health advice which we urge all Canadians to follow, it said in a statement,…

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Russia Banned From the Next Olympics and World Cup Over Doping

Russia has been banned from all major international sporting events for the next four yearsa prohibition that will see Russias athletic teams excluded from next summers Olympic Games in Tokyo, the 2022 soccer World Cup in Qatar, and the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing. The World Anti-Doping Agencys board met in Switzerland on Monday and agreed unanimously to the ban. Its the most severe punishment dished out yet to Russia following years of the country carrying out a highly sophisticated and widespread state-powered doping program. However, Russian athletes who can…

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