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IOC asks member countries about coronavirus impact

By Philip FONG

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We already know that countries are on lockdown and that thousands of people are dead.

That is not a positive background for adequate training

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IOC: "Has the virus affected you?"

Members: "Has the virus affected us? We're screwed. Holding the games is insane."

IOC: "OK. Thanks for your time."

IOC: "We are not considering cancelling the games".

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At the new Olympic Stadium in Tokyo...

Knock Knock

Who's there?

(crickets chirping)

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Will they expand the consultation to atheletes, all the support workers and all those who pay for tickets to watch. Or will they act like adults and take personal responsibility for the most obvious decsions in the world. A child of two has more sense.

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The IOC and Japan must start caring about the athletes health. When the athletes themselves start speaking up, may be they will listen.

"The IOC wants us to keep risking our health, our family's health and public health to train every day? You are putting us in danger right now, today, not in 4 months."

-- Greece's Olympic pole vault champion Katerina Stefanidi.

"I think the IOC insisting this will move ahead, with such conviction, is insensitive and irresponsible given the state of humanity."

-- Hayley Wickenheiser, a Canadian IOC member and a four-time Olympic ice hockey gold medallist.

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Health minister said French athletes won't participate. Many other countries will soon announce the same type of decision.

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