COC Says 30-40 Canadian Athletes To Parade At Opening Ceremony Due To Safety Protocols
“Due to the rules for arriving at the Olympic Village described in the Tokyo 2020 manuals, athletes only arrive at the village five days before the competition. This means that there are fewer athletes in the village and the Most of them are about to compete, ”said Eric Myles, COC athletic director.
“Team Canada’s focus remains on safety, performance, and adherence to the letter and spirit of the Tokyo 2020 Playbooks.”
Concerns about the Olympics being delayed by the pandemic have increased, with at least 67 cases of COVID-19 among those accredited for the Tokyo Games since July 1, when most athletes and officials started arriving.
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