Countries Begin to Pull Out of The Olympics

Joel Dorsey

On Sunday March 22, the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Committees said they would not send their athletes to Japan this summer and urged the International Olympic and Paralympic Committees to postpone the Games for a year because of the COVID -19 pandemic. While Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said for the first time that postponing the Games is a possibility if there isn’t a way to hold the event in its “complete form”.  The World Athletics President Sebastian Coe says that “Olympic Games in July is no longer feasible nor desirable.