The Canadian Olympic Committee announced the mandate on Wednesday citing that the best way to keep their athletes
, staff and communities safe is to ensure all potential members of the team be fully vaccinato by October
Canadian Olympic Committee chief executive David Shoemaker said in a statement that the team wanted to replicate their successful Tokyo Summer Olympics
campagna, where no positive Covid-19 cases occurred within the traveling group
“We want to do the same for Beijing,” said Shoemaker. “A fully vaccinated team following robust hygiene and physical distancing protocols is the best way to do that.”
Nel mese di settembre, the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee said all US athletes hoping to compete at the upcoming Winter Games will need to be fully vaccinated.
The International Olympic Committee has not required athletes to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
The Beijing Winter Olympics are set to take place from February 4-20, 2022.