American gymnast tests positive for Covid during training four days before Tokyo opening ceremony

20 JUNE – A coach with Uganda’s squad tests positive upon arrival at Narita airport and is quarantined at a government-designated facility. The rest of the team takes a bus to their host city, Izumisano near Osaka in western Japan.

JUNE 23 – A Ugandan athlete tests positive, Izumisano officials said.

4 JULY – A member of the Serbian Olympic rowing team tests positive on arrival. The other four team members are isolated as close contacts.

JULY 9 – A Lithuanian and an Israeli athlete test positive, according to reports. Subsequent reports say the Lithuanian’s results were inconclusive and subsequently tested negative.

14TH OF JULY – A masseur from the Russian women’s rugby sevens team tests positive, forcing the team to be in isolation for two days, the RIA news agency reported. Officials in Munakata, southwestern Japan, confirmed that one staff member had been hospitalized and said none of the team members could be considered close contacts.

– The Olympic refugee team postponed its arrival in Japan after a positive case with a team official in Doha. The infected official is in quarantine without symptoms and 26 of the 29 refugees remain in their training camp in Doha.

– Seven employees of a hotel in Hamamatsu, central Japan, where dozens of Brazilian athletes are staying, have tested positive, a city official said.

– Twenty-one members of the South African national rugby union team are in isolation after allegedly coming into close contact with a case during their flight.

JULY 15 – Eight athletes from Kenya’s women’s rugby team were classified as close contacts after a positive case of coronavirus was found on their flight to Tokyo, said an official from the southwestern city of Kurume, where they would hold a training camp.

– American basketball star Bradley Beal’s Olympic dream was dashed when USA Basketball announced that the Washington Wizards star will miss the Tokyo Games after enacting coronavirus protocols at the Las Vegas training camp.

– An Olympic athlete tested positive for the virus during a 14-day quarantine period but had not yet moved to the Olympic Village, the organizing committee’s website reported, without giving further details. They said a member of the staff at the Games and four Tokyo 2020 contractors had also tested positive.

16TH OF JULY – Australian tennis player Alex de Minaur tested positive for COVID-19 before his departure for the Tokyo Olympics, the Australian Olympic Committee said.

– A member of the Nigerian Olympic Games delegation who tested positive for the coronavirus at Narita airport on Thursday has been hospitalized, media said. The person, in his 60s, had only mild symptoms but was hospitalized due to their advanced age and pre-existing conditions, TV Asahi said, adding that it was the first COVID-19 hospitalization of a visitor linked to the Olympics. No further details were available.

– An Olympic Games-related non-resident tested positive for the virus during a 14-day quarantine period, the organizer’s website said, without giving further details. Three Tokyo 2020 contractors, all of whom are residents of Japan, also tested positive, organizers said.

JULY 17 – 15 people tested positive for the virus, organizers said, including the first case in the athletes’ village, which is a visitor from abroad and involved in the organization of the Games. The rest are two members of the media, seven contractors and five members of the Games staff.

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