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Canada, Australia will not send athletes to Olympics because of coronavirus

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEMarch 23, 2020, 2:53 AM UTCBy Tim StellohCanada and Australia will not send athletes to the Summer Olympic Games this year if the games aren't delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Sunday.In a statement, the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Committee said it was "urgently" calling on the organizations that organize the games to postpone the event for one year. "This is not solely about athlete health — this is about public health," the group said.In Australia, the country's Olympic Committee also unanimously agreed that its team couldn't be assembled with the virus continuing to sprea ...