SEOUL: North Korea’s Ministry of Sports activities mentioned on Tuesday (6 April) that it might not take part within the Tokyo Olympics this 12 months to guard its athletes amid a coronovirus epidemic.
The choice was taken at a gathering of North Korea’s Olympic Committee on March 25, together with its sports activities minister Kim Il Guk, the ministry mentioned on its web site, Jossan Sports activities.
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“The committee determined to not attend the thirty second Olympic Video games to guard athletes from the worldwide well being disaster attributable to coronaviruses,” he mentioned.
The ministry mentioned the assembly mentioned methods to develop skilled sports activities applied sciences, earn medals in worldwide competitions and promote public sports activities actions.