Tokyo Olympics: The entire Australian track and field team for the Tokyo Olympics was quarantined in their rooms on Saturday at their previous training camp in Cairns after fears of COVID-19.
An unidentified test was returned by an unidentified official who had traveled from Melbourne, but further tests to date have been negative, the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) said on Sunday.
Since then, athletes have been allowed to stay in their rooms from about midnight until late that evening to participate in a warm-up event.
“My understanding is this (Athletic Australia) used a lot of caution and told the athletes, ‘Well, as long as we do this, everyone will stay in their rooms,” Said David Hughes, chief AOC.
“COVID doesn’t move, it doesn’t move if people don’t move. So they did the right thing. They said to all, ‘Shut up until we get this done.‘”
Tokyo Olympics Covid-19 – Two positive Covid-19 athletes: On Sunday, officials said the two athletes were the first to receive a positive result from the coronavirus in Tokyo’s Olympic Village, as concerns remained just days before the start of the Games. Not only that, but the organizers registered for the first time and acknowledged that 10 members of the foreign delegation had passed a positive test – Follow all LIVE news from the Tokyo Olympics on InsideSport.co
Tokyo Olympics Covid-19 – COVID incidents reported among athletes in Tokyo village
The organizer approves 10 members of the foreign team, 2 athletes will be tested positive in the Village Olympics. The cases came to light a day after an unidentified man was the first to test his mettle in the village, which is home to thousands of opponents during the Games.
# Update Authorities say the two athletes were the first to be tested positive for the coronavirus in Tokyo’s Olympic Village.
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The Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee said on Sunday: it confirmed coronavirus infection among athletes who were staying for the first time in a Tokyo sports village, a day after no athlete at the facility was diagnosed.
The committee said 10 Olympic participants from abroad, including two rural athletes and one other athlete not sitting at the Tokyo facility, passed the COVID-19 test.