Tokyo Olympics 2020 Coronavirus
Tokyo Olympics 2020 Coronavirus News
You know Mirabai Chanu could sleep-lift her way to a silver in her weight class. But at that same time, there's a boy, Saurabh Chaudhury, 19 years of age, shooting at a venue 30 kms away, who has a chance to do better: he can win gold. So that’s who you took a chance on.
The entire Australian team, who won 17 gold medals and 46 in total, are fully vaccinated and were tested for Covid-19 almost daily in Japan.
It marked a low-key end to an extraordinary Olympics that have mostly played out in empty venues with only athletes, team officials and media present.
At their halfway point, the Tokyo Olympics are still grappling with the fact that in that equation, the middle group — those spectators on the scene who cheer, gin up enthusiasm and add texture to the proceedings — couldn't come.
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Vazha Margvelashvili and Lasha Shavdatuashvili, who won silver medals for Georgia in judo, were removed after going sightseeing.
The cumulative COVID-19 cases related to the Games now stand at 241.
Japan and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) "did their best to minimise risk, because nobody should expect zero risk," said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
The total number of cases in the Olympics Games village currently stands at 26.
Olympic organisers say two people among the 198 are receiving hospital treatment. Neither of those two cases is severe.
Out of the 16, four are Games-concerned personnel, two from the media, nine contractors and one volunteer. But, none of the 16 were staying at the Olympic Village.
Four residents of the Olympic Games village, including two athletes, are among the seven new COVID-19 cases that the event organisers announced on Tuesday.
In arenas across Tokyo, athletes accustomed to feeding off the deafening roar of the crowd are searching for new ways to feel Olympic enthusiasm.
The organisers, in their daily COVID-19 update, announced that three athletes, four contractors, eight Games-concerned personnel, and one Games employee have been found to be COVID positive.
Rahm, who stormed to victory at the US Open in June, returned a positive sample after undergoing mandatory testing following his recent participation in the British Open.
The PGA announced that big-hitting DeChambeau was being replaced by Patrick Reed and hours later the Spanish Olympic Committee said Rahm had pulled out after testing positive for Covid-19 for the second time in two months.
The German team says Geschke initially tested positive on Friday and his result was confirmed by another test later in the day.
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Macron said "these Olympic Games had to be held" after they were postponed for a year in March 2020.
Eight years after gold ticker tape rained down as Tokyo celebrated winning the right to stage the Games, Friday's opening ceremony will take place with the Japanese capital in a state of emergency.
For the host city, just as for the athletes, an Olympic Games is a culmination of a cycle of meticulous preparation. Tokyo is unlikely to have that moment of catharsis this time around.
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A total of 10 athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 in Tokyo so far.