Coronavirus: Olympic champ says Canada was right to pull out of Tokyo if Games not delayed

Rosie MacLennan, a two-time Olympic champion and Canada’s flag bearer at the 2016 Rio Games, says Canada’s decision to pull out of the Tokyo Olympics if they’re not postponed in light of the worsening COVID-19 pandemic was the right call.

She also said that she, other athletes, and the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) were “disappointed” by the announcement from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) released Sunday, saying a decision on whether the Games would be delayed wouldn’t come for another month.

“The concern is real,” MacLennan said in an interview with Global News.

“We were all really grateful that cancellation wasn’t on the table, but we were disappointed that it was meaning another four weeks of uncertainty.”

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