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North Korea reportedly won't participate in Tokyo Olympic Games

April 6, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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North Korea will reportedly drop out of the Tokyo Olympics due to concerns over the coronavirus.

Seoul (CNN)North Korea will reportedly drop out of the Tokyo Olympics due to concerns over the coronavirus.

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.

Last month, 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.

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