Tokyo Olympics: North Korea absence opens up weightlifting medals, but country showed its hand before coronavirus


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Multiple reports have said that North Korea will not send a team to the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics this summer, citing the country’s sports ministry’s website. “The committee decided not to join the 32nd Olympic Games to protect athletes from the global health crisis caused by the coronavirus,” Joson Sports site said. The International Olympic Committee has said there has been no official contact from the North Korea Olympic Committee confirming their intention to stay home. However, the country has closed its borders for arrivals for more than a year in an effort to combat the coronavirus, a move which...