Guinea national team withdrew from the Tokyo Olympics due to coronavirus – RT in Russian

The Guinea national team has refused to compete at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo due to the situation with the coronavirus pandemic.

“In connection with the increase in the number of COVID-19 infections, the government, concerned about the health of Guinean athletes, regretfully decided to cancel Guinea’s participation in the Tokyo Games,” TASS quotes AFP as saying the Minister of Sports of Guinea Sanussi Sow.

The Summer Olympic Games, postponed from 2020 to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, will be held from July 23 to August 8.

Guinea at the Games was to be represented by five athletes – two swimmers, and one representative each of judo, wrestling and athletics.

Earlier it was reported that the third case of coronavirus infection was recorded in the Czech Olympic team.

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Source: RT на русском by russian.rt.com.

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