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COC Says 30-40 Canadian Athletes To Parade At Opening Ceremony Due To Safety Protocols

COC Says 30-40 Canadian Athletes To Parade At Opening Ceremony Due To Safety Protocols

Due to Olympic security protocols, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) said only 30 to 40 of the country’s 370 athletes in Tokyo would participate in the march during Friday’s opening ceremony, leaving out the majority of the most. large Canadian contingent since 1984.

“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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