LIST: Olympians who have tested positive for COVID-19

Japan 2020

A woman walks past the Olympic rings in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

 

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:

Men’s Basketball

  • Bradley Beal, USA, positive test, out for Olympics
  • Jerami Grant, USA, in protocols and could still join team

Women’s Basketball

Women’s Tennis

Women’s Gymnastics

  • Kara Eaker, USA alternate, positive test, out for Olympics
  • Leanne Wong, USA alternate, in protocols, status unknown

Men’s Gymnastics

  • 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, out for Olympics

Men’s Soccer

  • Thabiso Monyane, South Africa, positive test, out for Olympics
  • Kamohelo Mahlatsi, South Africa, positive test, out for Olympics

Men’s Rowing

  • Unidentified member, Serbia, positive test, status unknown since the test was in early July

Men’s Boxing

  • 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

Baseball

  • Hector Velasquez, Mexico, positive test, out for Olympics
  • Sammy Solis, Mexico, positive test, out for Olympics

Women’s Taekwondo

  • Fernanda Aguirre, Chile, positive test, out for Olympics

Women’s Skateboarding

  • Candy Jacobs, Netherlands, positive test, out for Olympics

Men’s Track and Field

  • Sam Kendricks, USA, 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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