North Korea withdraws from Tokyo Olympics over concerns over spread of Kovid The country’s sports ministry made the announcement on Tuesday. This is the first time North Korea has not competed in an Olympics since withdrawing from the 1988 Seoul Olympics following the Cold War.
The decision to withdraw from the Tokyo Olympics was reportedly made during a meeting between North Korean Sports Minister Kim Gok and the Olympic Committee on March 25. The North Korean Ministry of Sports has stated that the health of athletes is a top priority.
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