North Korea has announced that it will not participate in the Tokyo Olympics in order to protect its athletes from the new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) epidemic.
According to the Kyodo agency, North Korea was the first country to report its withdrawal from the Tokyo Olympics, expected to be held in July.
The North Korea Olympic Committee announced that the decision was taken to protect its athletes from the Kovid-19 outbreak.
The Tokyo Olympics Organizing Committee official stated that the decision was welcomed with “surprise” , said “We did not guess, it happened suddenly.”
South Korea’s Ministry of Unification said, “ Our government hopes that the Tokyo Olympics will be an opportunity for peace in the Korean Peninsula, as well as to increase harmony and cooperation between the Koreans.” expression used.
WHO JONG SAYED “WE WILL SEND THE TEAM”
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un previously announced his wish to send a team to the tournament.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, which were previously planned to be held on 24 July-9 August 2020 and postponed due to the epidemic, were decided to be held on 23 July-8 August 2021.