TOKYO (KXAN) — Several Olympians have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been placed in their respective sport’s health and safety protocols just days before the opening ceremony Friday.
For some, it means the end of an Olympic dream before it could come to fruition in Tokyo. For others, if they were simply placed in health and safety protocols (quarantine) without a positive test, there’s a chance they could still play.
As we learn which Olympic athletes are confirmed positive for COVID-19 or are in quarantine, we will update this list. Officials reported Tuesday that 71 people associated with the Games, whether team members and coaches or other officials, had tested positive for COVID-19.
So far, here’s what we have on which athletes have tested positive or are in safety protocols:
- Bradley Beal, USA, positive test, out for Olympics
- Jerami Grant, USA, in protocols and could still join team
- Katie Lou Samuelson, USA 3-on-3, positive test, out for Olympics
- Coco Gauff, USA, positive test, out for Olympics
- Kara Eaker, USA alternate, positive test, out for Olympics
- Leanne Wong, USA alternate, in protocols, status unknown
- Unidentified member, Netherlands, positive test, status unknown
Men’s Beach Volleyball
- Ondřej Perušič, Czech Republic, positive test, out for Olympics
- Taylor Crabb, USA, positive test, status for Olympics unknown
- Thabiso Monyane, South Africa, positive test, out for Olympics
- Kamohelo Mahlatsi, South Africa, positive test, out for Olympics
- Unidentified member, Serbia, positive test, status unknown since the test was in early July
- Unidentified member, Uganda, positive test, status unknown since the rest was in mid-June
Women’s Skeet Shooting
- Amber Hill, Great Britain, positive test, out for Olympics
- Hector Velasquez, Mexico, positive test, out for Olympics
- Sammy Solis, Mexico, positive test, out for Olympics
- Fernanda Aguirre, Chile, positive test, out for Olympics
- Candy Jacobs, Netherlands, positive test, out for Olympics
Candy Rodriguez is in Tokyo covering the Games for KXAN and our parent company Nexstar Media Group, and she’s been giving her social media followers a behind-the-scenes look on Facebook. You can follow her adventure both on Facebook and Twitter.
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