Wallpaper Wednesdays is a thing; Athletics Canada supports postponement of 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

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Wallpaper Wednesday is a thing.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, athletes from across Canada have begun to share how they are staying connected to training by creating makeshift workout opportunities. Like Wallpaper Wednesdays, social distancing is now a thing and the move to support the more vulnerable in our society has made getting in regular workouts for some athletes an opportunity to get creative.

Athletics Canada sent out an email communication on Friday supporting the governing bodies that have decided to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to sometime in 2021 as well as the creative athletes.

Athletics Canada

Athletics Canada fully supports the IOC, IPC and Tokyo Organising Committee’s decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

We are proud that Canada took a leadership role in the discussion about prioritizing public health in this time of the international pandemic. The Games will return in 2021 and Athletics Canada’s athletes, coaches, and staff will be ready to compete next summer. Take a look back at this historic week in sport:

A joint statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee

Team Canada will not send athletes to Games in summer 2020 due to COVID-19 risks

Athletics Canada impacted by, but proudly supportive of Canada’s decision not to participate in the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games if held in 2020

 

During this time of social distancing and limited accessibility to gyms and training facilities, athletes across Canada are getting creative in how they can keep up their fitness at home. We are lucky that more of them are posting their new routines online:

– A young hurdler is getting the jump on spring in her backyard.
– Sarah Mitton is putting in some work in her garage.
– Joy SpearChief-Morris is not kitten around with her lunges.

– Sage Watson demonstrates Canadian Record hurdling form.
– A whole squad of athletes showed off indoor workouts last weekend.

Who else is taking their workouts to the next level? We want to see the original ways you are staying fit! Tag Athletics Canada so we can show everyone how our athletes never quit!

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Canada was the first nation to announce that they will not be sending athletes from any sports to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games, which caused Athletics Australia to follow suit and appeared to motivate International Olympic Committee, President Thomas Bach, to do postpone the games to sometime in 2021.

The autumn of 2020 and 2021 will look very different on the competition calendar to previous years as a cascade of cancellations of various regional, national and international events have had to cancel or postpone during the pandemic.