Tokyo Olympics: After South Africans, 1 US female Gymnast & Czech Beach Volleyball player tests positive
Tokyo Olympics – After South Africans, 1 US female Gymnast & Czech Beach Volleyball player tests positive: With just a few days…
Tokyo Olympics – After South Africans, 1 US female Gymnast & Czech Beach Volleyball player tests positive: With just a few days to go for the start of the Tokyo Games, bad news about Covid-19 cases in Olympics is rapidly increasing – Follow LIVE Updates
Tokyo Olympics: U.S. female gymnast tests positive for COVID ahead of Olympics
Tokyo Olympics – After South Africans, 1 US female Gymnast & Czech Beach Volleyball player tests positive: A female gymnast from the United States has tested positive for the coronavirus at her pre-Tokyo Olympic training camp, the city hosting the athlete said Monday.
The name of the athlete, who is in her teens, has been withheld by the city of Inzai, Chiba Prefecture, where she was training ahead of the opening of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday.
has come from the South African contingent. South Africa’s Sevens rugby coach Neil Powell has tested positive for COVID-19, officials said on Sunday, a fourth confirmed infection for the country ahead of the Olympics.
Neil Powell tested positive on arrival in Japan and is in isolation in Kagoshima where the Sevens squad is at a pre-Games training camp.
It follows the confirmation earlier on Sunday that two players and a team official from South Africa’s soccer team competing at the Games had also tested positive.
Defender Thabiso Monyane and winger Kamohelo Mahlatsi, as well as video analyst Mario Masha, are also in isolation as the team prepares to face hosts Japan in their opener on Thursday.
Tokyo Olympics: 21 People were in close contact
The Tokyo Olympic Games has identified 21 people as close contacts of the three South African men’s football team members who tested positive for the coronavirus at the athletes’ village.
South Africa will face hosts Japan on Thursday when the men’s Olympic football tournament starts on the eve of the opening ceremony.
According to the organizers, all of the close contacts are also part of the South African soccer team. With most believed to be players rather than staff, the situation raises concerns about the impact on the opening game and the rest of the tournament.
The infected players, along with potential close contacts, have been isolating in their rooms and have not taken part in practice.
All the close contacts will be allowed to compete only after returning negative daily PCR tests, undergoing health examinations by experts, and getting approval from the governing body of their sport.