加拿大宣布退出2020东京奥运会 Canada refuses to go to Tokyo Olympics unless Games postponed


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加拿大奥林匹克委员会 (COC) 和加拿大残奥会委员会(CPC)决定,不会组队参加今年举行的奥运会和残奥会。

COC和CPC紧急呼吁国际奥林匹克委员会(IOC),国际残奥会委员会(IPC)和世界卫生组织(WHO)将奥运会推迟一年,同时将全力支持和帮助他们度过所有难关。尽管推迟举办会带来一系列的内在复杂性,但没有什么比我们的运动员和国际社会的健康与安全更为重要。


这不仅与运动员的健康有关,还与公共健康有关。有了COVID-19和相关的风险,对于我们的运动员而言,对于他们的家人和整个加拿大社区来说,对于运动员来说,这是不安全的。实际上,这与我们敦促所有加拿大人遵循的公共卫生建议背道而驰。


COC和CPC审查了IOC周日发送的信函和新闻稿。感谢国际奥委会保证不会取消2020年东京奥运会,并赞赏国际奥委会了解加快关于可能推迟的决策的重要性。


值得一提的是,国际奥委会认识到,维护国家的健康和福祉并遏制病毒必须是我们的首要关注。我们正处于一场全球性的健康危机中,这场危机比体育运动更为重要。


COC和CPC还要感谢我们的运动员,合作伙伴和加拿大体育界的耐心,并感谢他们在这空前的时期里所发出的声音。我们仍然希望国际奥委会和IPC同意推迟奥运会的决定,这是我们保护社区和遏制病毒传播的集体责任的一部分。


TORONTO (March 22, 2020) – The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC), backed by their Athletes’ Commissions, National Sports Organizations and the Government of Canada, have made the difficult decision to not send Canadian teams to the Olympic and Paralympic Games in the summer of 2020.

The COC and CPC urgently call on the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to postpone the Games for one year and we offer them our full support in helping navigate all the complexities that rescheduling the Games will bring. While we recognize the inherent complexities around a postponement, nothing is more important than the health and safety of our athletes and the world community.

This is not solely about athlete health – it is about public health. With COVID-19 and the associated risks, it is not safe for our athletes, and the health and safety of their families and the broader Canadian community for athletes to continue training towards these Games. In fact, it runs counter to the public health advice which we urge all Canadians to follow.

The COC and CPC reviewed the letter and news release sent Sunday by the IOC. We are thankful to the IOC for its assurance that it will not be cancelling the Tokyo 2020 Games and appreciative that it understands the importance of accelerating its decision-making regarding a possible postponement.

We also applaud the IOC for acknowledging that safeguarding the health and wellness of nations and containing the virus must be our paramount concern. We are in the midst of a global health crisis that is far more significant than sport.

The COC and CPC would like to thank our athletes, partners and the Canadian sport community for their patience and for lending us their voices during these unprecedented times. We remain hopeful that the IOC and IPC will agree with the decision to postpone the Games as a part of our collective responsibility to protect our communities and work to contain the spread of the virus.


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