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North Korea in bombshell withdrawal from Tokyo Olympics – Yahoo Sport Australia

North Korea have cited the coronavirus pandemic as their reasoning for not participating in the upcoming Games.

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North Korea have reportedly decided to withdraw from the upcoming 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Pictures: Getty Images
North Korea have opted not to compete at the upcoming 2021 Olympics, per reports from a sports website run by the nation’s sports ministry.
The Sports in DPR Korea website said Tuesday the decision was made during a national Olympic Committee meeting on March 25 where members prioritised protecting athletes from the world public health crisis caused by COVID-19.
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