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Canada withdraws from the 2020 Olympics over coronavirus and fears for athletes' safety

This year's Olympic and Paralympic Games are due to be held in Tokyo, Japan. Image: REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Leika Kihara

Steve Keating

Sports Writer , Reuters

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Canada has become the first county to boycott this year's games. Image: REUTERS/Brian Snyder
The Japanese government and IOC are under mounting pressure to postpone the games. Image: REUTERS/Issei Kato
The games have never been cancelled in peace time. Image: REUTERS/Issei Kato

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