Tokyo Olympics – Serbian Athlete Tokyo Olympics: The Olympic games is less than 20 days away and as athletes have started traveling into Japan, some bad news is trickling in.An athlete with the Serbian Olympic team has tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving in Japan for the Tokyo Games, set to begin in less than three weeks, Japan health ministry officials declared on Sunday.
The latest positive test is after two athletes from Uganda team tested positive last week after reaching Japan.
Tokyo Olympics: Big breaking news, after Ugandan athletes, Serbian Olympic athlete tests Covid-19 positive in Japan
Tokyo Olympics – Serbian Athlete Tokyo Olympics: The athlete, a member of the rowing team and in their 30s, was found to have the novel coronavirus based on an antigen test conducted at Tokyo’s Haneda airport upon arrival on Saturday according to Japan’s leading news agency Kyodo News. The athlete has been isolated, according to the officials.
Tokyo Olympics – Serbian Athlete Tests Positive:Four others who traveled with the athlete have been transferred to a facility near the airport. They had all been scheduled to travel to their host town in Nanto, Toyama Prefecture, for training.
The Nanto city government said the training is likely to be canceled and that none of its personnel who went to pick up the team at the airport had any contact with them.
Tokyo Olympics – Serbian Athlete Tests Positive: The latest revelation comes amid scrutiny over Japan’s border measures after two members of the Ugandan Olympic delegation tested positive for the coronavirus last month.
One tested positive upon arriving at Narita airport near Tokyo. The rest of the team, however, was allowed to travel by chartered bus to Izumisano, Osaka Prefecture, where another member was later found to have the virus.
Tokyo Olympics: 40% of Tokyo Olympics’ sessions could be staged without spectators
Tokyo Olympics – No Spectators at Olympics? Amid rise in Covid-19 cases in Japan, about 40 percent of sessions, or time slots, of the Tokyo Olympics are expected to be held without spectators if the current attendance cap of 10,000 people per venue is lowered to 5,000 as part of precautions against a potential fresh wave of coronavirus infections, officials involved in the planning process said Saturday.
In the wake of a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Tokyo, the organizing committee and the Japanese government are finding it increasingly difficult to stick to the 10,000-spectator cap and they have begun to look at an alternative.The most likely option now on the table is to allow up to 5,000 local fans at each venue of the Olympics, due to begin July 23. The estimate of 40 percent is based on the assumption that all events with over 5,000 ticket holders and those taking place after 9 p.m. will be held behind closed doors, according to the officials.
Such events include the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as baseball, soccer and athletics. There are a total of 750 sessions and more than 300 of them will be staged without spectators if the revised cap is applied, said the officials of the organizers, who spoke on condition of anonymity to Kyodo News.