Basketball in particular and Canadian sports in general have made a difficult decision to not attend the 2020 Olympics.
Despite the global threat of the COVID-19 Virus, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has yet to make a decision on the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
However, there is no need to wait for the IOC’s plan, the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Canadian Paralympic Committee have announced their farewell to the biggest sports tournament on the planet.
This is certainly bad news for Canadian athletes when they certainly do not have a chance to attend World Sports Day. In the NBA, many Canadian players are looking forward to the opportunity to participate in the Olympics every day in the context of the NBA being halted.
Men’s Basketball Canada owns many young and brightest NBA talent, including Jamal Murray (Denver Nuggets), Gilgeous-Alexander (Oklahoma City Thunder), Andrew Wiggins (Golden State Warriors), RJ. Barret (New York Knicks), Brandon Clarke, Dillon Brooks (Memphis Grizzlies) or Tristan Thompson (Cleveland Cavaliers).
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe recently revealed that Japan is scrutinizing the epidemic situation before making a final decision on the future of the 2020 Olympics. With 11,091 athletes from 205 countries, it would be a disaster. if one of them accidentally acquired COVID-19.
Understand that Canada is the pioneer gunner when deciding to part with the Olympic 2020. In the current epidemic situation, it is likely that the next country will be forced to make a similar decision.
Thus, Canada became the first country to threaten to boycott the Olympics if it did not delay the organization due to COVID-19. Previously, Canada and countries such as Norway, Brazil, Slovenai had urged the IOC to postpone the Olympics.
After a statement from Canada, the Australian Olympic Committee also said that they could not prepare well in the current situation where people at home and overseas should believe that athletes should prepare for the 2021 Olympics.