International Olympic Committee encourages athletes to get COVID-19 vaccine before going to Tokyo

Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 4:12pm

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With less than six months until the Tokyo Olympics, officials are still finalizing plans for how to keep athletes safe from the coronavirus. This week, the International Olympic Committee said they support prioritizing vaccinating vulnerable groups and health care workers before athletes. Once those groups are inoculated, though, the IOC says it will work with individual countries to assist in getting athletes vaccinated. Olympians around the world are now speaking out about the plans. Some say they would face an ethical dilemma if offered the vaccine before the general public. The World's Bianca Hillier reports.