Guinea backs out of Tokyo Olympics ahead of opening ceremony, citing COVID-19 pandemic

Guinea won’t be participating in the Olympics after all. The African nation officially backed out of the Tokyo Games, and cited the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as its reasoning.  Bantama Sow, the Guinea Minister of Sports, wrote a letter explaining the move to the president of the Guinean Olympic committee on Wednesday. “Due to the resurgence of COVID variants, the government, […]

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