Canada will not send athletes to Tokyo Olympics

(CNN) — Canada won’t be sending teams to the Olympics this year.

The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) are also calling for the games to be postponed by one year.

“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,” the committee said in a <a href=”” target=”_blank”>statement</a>.