Canada Sends 371 Athletes to Tokyo’s Olympic Games

Canada is sending its largest team to a Summer Olympics in 37 years.

The Canadian Olympic Committee has announced the 371 athletes who will compete in Tokyo starting July 23.

There were 225 women and 146 men named to the team.

Canada’s contingent will be the largest since the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles.

The athletes will be accompanied by 131 coaches.

Tokyo’s Games scheduled for last summer were delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu announced Monday she has withdrawn herself from competing in the summer Olympics.

The 21-year-old made the announcement on Instagram.

“I would like to inform you that I have made the very difficult decision to not play in the Tokyo Olympics later this month,” she wrote.

“I have been dreaming of representing Canada at the Olympics since I was a little girl, but with all the challenges we are facing as it relates to the pandemic, I know that deep in my heart, this is the right decision to make for myself.”

“I look forward to representing Canada in future Fed Cup ties, and competing at the 2024 Olympics in Paris!,” she added.

A state of emergency, which went into effect Monday, was recently enforced as COVID-19 concerns continue to rise in Japan’s capital.

The measure will last through August 22, well past the closing of the Olympics, which opens on July 23 and ends on August 8.

No fans will be allowed to attend the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

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