Australian Olympic chief says COVID-19 vaccine is ‘great relief’ for athletes

The first of Australia’s Tokyo-bound athletes could receive their COVID-19 vaccine as early as next week, after National Cabinet agreed to fast-track access for the 2,000-strong team and support crew.

Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) chief executive Matt Carroll described the decision as a “great relief” for the Olympians and their families.

“It’s a weight off their minds, they know with a vaccination they’ll be safer from a health point of view and they’ll now be able to really concentrate on the…

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