TORONTO — Canadian athletes are recalibrating their lives after the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics Tuesday.
Team Canada thanks the IOC for its #Tokyo2020 decision.
“There may be no better way to move on from this most difficult time than seeing the world brought together through sport the way only a Games can.” pic.twitter.com/S8rZ6D0Jv7
— Sandra Prusina (@sprusina) March 24, 2020
The event now won’t be held until 2021.
The International Olympic Committee’s decision comes less than 24 hours after the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic committees declared they would not send teams to Tokyo this summer.
Amazing. The dreams remain real. https://t.co/SYiJrOrw3z
— Marnie McBean OC OLY (@MarnieMcB) March 24, 2020
Very happy to hear @Tokyo2020 moved to 2021. Best case scenario given the circumstances. The message athletes deserved to hear. To all the athletes: take a breath, regroup, take care of yourself and your families. Your time will come. #tokyo2021
— Hayley Wickenheiser (@wick_22) March 24, 2020
Thanks to @iocmedia & @Tokyo2020 for making this challenging decision. From the start, this was the only sensible one not only to protect the athletes but to protect the volunteers, employees, fans & all citizens of the world impacted by the Olympic movement.
— Iñaki Gómez (@InakiGomezG) March 24, 2020