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Tokyo – Thursday, 7/22/2021 8:15 AM

One day before the opening ceremony, the 2020 Olympics will lose a participating country.

Guinea will not participate in the Tokyo Olympics. The sports ministry of the West African country announced on Wednesday evening.

The reasons given were the increasing number of corona infections and concern for the health of the athletes. The delegation would have consisted of five active members.

Guinea is the second country after North Korea that will not send any athletes to Japan.

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