This comes after the Japanese Prime Minister admitted that the Games could be postponed.

Canada has become the first country to withdraw its athletes from the 2020 Olympic Games. The Olympic Games will be held in Japan this year. The organisers have stood strong amidst the spread of Covid-19, saying that the Games will still take place as scheduled. Yesterday, the Japanese Prime Minister admitted for the first time that the Games might be postponed. Several other countries have called for the Olympic Games to be postponed. Canada cited the safety and health of their athletes as the main consideration when they deliberated withdrawing from the Games.