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10/3: Canada Covered

Jun 30, 2021

When Canada’s Olymians arrive in Tokyo later this month it won’t be the games that they, or anyone was expecting.

While events are going forward, Japan is limiting who can come into the country, and of course there’s the whole concern lingering due to a global pandemic.

Postmedia national sports writer Dan Barnes joins Dave to discuss how the pandemic changed training and qualifying for athletes, how Canada is preparing to keep them safe at the Tokyo games, and how some are feeling heading into the COVID Olympics.

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