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COC has spoken to federal government about COVID-19 shots for Canadian Olympians


The Canadian Olympic Committee has spoken to the federal government about having Team Canada vaccinated prior to going to the Tokyo Olympics.

In an interview with Ian Hanomansing, host of The National, COC boss David Shoemaker said he’s told the government it is the International Olympic Committee’s “desire” to have the team vaccinated ahead of the Games, scheduled to begin on July 23.

“We’ve spoken to the government and relayed the IOC’s desire for us to have our team vaccinated prior to going to Tokyo. They’ve recognized that we’ve got a need,” Shoemaker said.

“Certainly when athletes and all Canadians want to travel internationally under these circumstances, a vaccine would be preferable.”

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