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Olympics: Mongolian archery team cancels training in Japan due to coronavirus

Tourists pose in front of the Tokyo Olympic rings in Tokyo, on Jan. 23, 2020. (Kyodo)

OKAZAKI, Japan (Kyodo) -- Mongolia's archery team has cancelled an Olympic training camp scheduled in Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture, from Feb. 19 to March 7 due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, the central Japan city said Tuesday.

    The team explained in a letter received Monday that they have decided to forgo plans to train in Okazaki, located west of Tokyo, in an effort to keep athletes in top condition.

    According to the city, the Mongolian government has advised its national teams not to participate in training or tournaments held elsewhere in Asia as the coronavirus continues to spread across China and other countries in the region.

    The archery team also has plans to train in Okazaki in July before the Tokyo Games open on July 24.

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