The test for COVID-19 of the participant of the Olympic Games in Tokyo – German cyclist Simon Geschke gave a positive result. About this on July 23 press service reports German Olympic Committee.
It is noted that Geschke became the first member of the German Olympic team to be diagnosed with coronavirus. The remaining 12 athletes of the cycling team did not have the coronavirus.
Over the past day, 19 people involved in the Olympic Games in Tokyo have tested positive for coronavirus, the committee added.
On July 21, it was reported that the organizing committee of the Tokyo Olympics recorded at least eight new cases of coronavirus infection, one of them in an athlete.
On July 20, nine participants in the Olympics were also diagnosed with infection – one Japanese volunteer, six Japanese contractors and one foreigner associated with the Games. The infection was also confirmed in a foreign athlete on the territory of the Olympic village, he was placed in a two-week quarantine.
The Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics were scheduled to take place from July 24 to August 9, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the competition was postponed for a year. Now they will be held from 23 July to 8 August 2021 without the participation of foreign fans. The first competition began this Wednesday. The Olympic Games were opened by the women’s national teams of Australia and Japan in softball at the stadium in Fukushima. The name of the Games – “Tokyo 2020” – has been retained.