'It won't be safe for the athletes', the statement mentioned
"This is not solely about athlete health, it is about public health. With COVID-19 and the associated risks, it is not safe for our athletes and the broader Canadian community for athletes to continue training towards these Games," Team Canada said in its statement.
World Athletics President wants the Olympics to be deferred
"No one wants to see the Olympic Games postponed but we cannot hold the event at all costs, certainly not at the cost of athlete safety. A decision on the Olympic Games may become very obvious very quickly," he wrote.