Prioritize Olympic athletes for COVID-19 vaccination, says Pound

2020 Olympic Games rings
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The International Olympic Committee is reportedly looking to ensure athletes will be vaccinated against COVID-19 before travelling to Tokyo for the rescheduled 2021 Summer Olympic Games in July.

IOC member Dick Pound of Canada told Sky News on Wednesday that individual countries will still be in charge of vaccinations but advocated for the prioritization of Olympic athletes in the queue to ensure the Games can go on as planned.

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