The latest from the TokyoOlympics: The very first match of the women's Olympic beach volleyball tournament has been canceled because a Czech player tested positive for COVID-19.
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic : ___ The entire Spanish cycling team has been cleared for the men’s road race hours before the start, ending a stressful period of limbo following a positive COVID-19 test involving a team masseuse.
___The entire Spanish cycling team has been cleared for the men’s road race hours before the start, ending a stressful period of limbo following a positive COVID-19 test involving a team masseuse.Alejandro Valverde, Gorka Izagirre, Ion Izagirre, Omar Fraile and Jesus Herrada were considered close contacts of the masseuse, but all returned negative test results that allowed them to make the start at Musashinonomori Park on Saturday.
Spain has one of the strongest teams in the men’s road race, which will finish at Fuji International Speedway. Valverde, Fraile and Ion Izagirre in particular have skillsets that are perfectly suited for the mountainous course.___The very first match of the Olympic beach volleyball tournament has been canceled because a Czech player tested positive for COVID-19.
Markéta Sluková tested positive earlier this week, knocking her and partner Barbora Hermannova out of the Tokyo Games.The Czechs were supposed to be playing a team from the host country that would have been making its Olympic debut. Instead, the Japanese pair of Megumi Murakami and Miki Ishii earned the victory by default. headtopics.com
Sluková is one of at least three members of the Czech team who have tested positive since their arrival in Japan, including men’s beach volleyball player Ondřej Perušič.The team has said it’s investigating if the outbreak of COVID-19 is linked to its charter flight to Tokyo.
___German cyclist Simon Geschke has been ruled out of the men’s road race after testing positive for the coronavirus.The German team says Geschke initially tested positive Friday and his result was confirmed by another test later in the day.Germany says fellow riders Nikias Arndt and Maximilian Schachmann are cleared to race Saturday. The fourth rider on the team, Emanuel Buchmann, was Geschke’s roommate and was waiting overnight on the result of another PCR test for the virus. Team staff tested negative.
Geschke was a stage winner on the Tour de France in 2015.The German road race team is living in a hotel and not in the Olympic Village.Geschke says he followed the hygiene rules at the Olympics. He adds that “I feel fine physically but emotionally it’s a really terrible day for me.”
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That's ridiculous ! 💔 Say, Thank you China!!! We won’t be giving the Olympics any TV air time. You allow people that hate the country that they are representing. wanderngthebchs Off to a great start Ha ha. Testing healthy people. So stupid. Yucky business right there, and it looks like you're passing out false information around this place, and that's not pretty for you to be facing the consequences about.
And so it goes. I have seen two athletes walk in without masks. Interesting, I have only seen two athletes walk in without masks so far and they are up to Qatar.
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If they're all vaccinated why can't they play? This is stupid. NFL dak pay attention. FAFO Wonder how many games/events will be cancelled. Better question may be how much won’t be. This is going to be such a disaster. This is going to keep happening over and over and over. The Covid Olympics. So far the coronavirus has only won Bronze, but the Games are still young. 🙄
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The Latest: Tokyo hits 6-month high in cases before Olympics TOKYO — Tokyo has hit another six-month high in new coronavirus cases, one day before the Olympics. The 1,979 new cases Thursday are the highest since 2,044 were recorded on Jan. 15. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and the International Olympic Committee have been determined to hold the Olympics despite the pandemic. In a country which traditionally masks for any illness and which has been restricted and masked better than most…time to realize some things just don’t work. It’s endemic. Make your own personal choices. No more government control should take place in the US to manage. 'That don't impress me much'... Seriously lol Just stop