The country said it would skip this summer’s Olympic Games to “protect players from the world public health crisis caused by Covid-19,” according to a report published Tuesday in North Korean media DPRK sports, a website on sports affairs.
The decision was made by the DPRK Olympic Committee, which held a video conference meeting with committee members and sports officials on March 25 in capital Pyongyang, DPRK Sports reported.
The Games are currently scheduled to take place 7月から 23 to August 8
. The Paralympics will follow
, from August
24 to September
Organizers were forced to 延期 the Olympics for the first time in the event’s history in March
2020 due to the coronvairus pandemic
先月, the Tokyo
2020 Organizing Committee said international spectators would be refused entry into Japan due to the prevalence of the coronavirus in the country and abroad