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Canada withdraws from upcoming World Relays in Poland over COVID-19 concerns

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Athletics Canada has withdrawn from the 2021 World Athletics Relays, which take place next month in Poland, because of COVID-19 concerns.

The travel risks simply outweigh the rewards of competing at the Olympic qualifying event, according to Athletics Canada, though the move announced late Saturday is a blow to track and field athletes looking to achieve the Olympic standard three months from the start of the Games in Tokyo.

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