Statement on Team Canada decision
The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) announced yesterday that Canada will not compete at the 2020 Olympic Games if they are held in July/August 2020. Gymnastics Canada is a proud member of the COC and stands by the efforts of its leadership to properly protect all members of our collective sporting community and their extended families and peers during this difficult time.
As always, the health and well-being of our athletes, coaches, and support staff is our primary concern. We therefore completely support the COC in their request to the International Olympic Committee for a postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games.
The impact of this decision is obviously enormous and will take time for all of us to properly evaluate. We will continue to have discussions with the COC and the FIG to discuss the ramifications and impacts of this decision and will continue to share the outcomes of those discussions with our community.
Thank you for your patience during these trying times, and please stay safe.
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