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PostPosted: 07/16/21 9:31 am    ::: COVID-19 and the Olympics Reply Reply with quote

https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/olympics-global-interest-tokyo-games-muted-ipsos-poll-2021-07-14/

9 days from the Tokyo Olympics:
-COVID outbreak among staff at hotel where 31 members of Brazilian delegation are staying
-Russian women's rugby sevens team in isolation
-South African athletes in isolation after confirmed case on flight

https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/australian-tennis-player-de-minaur-tests-positive-covid-19-latest-athlete-miss-2021-07-16/

Nigerian delegate is first hospitalised with COVID-19 -media.

USA Basketball said Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal would also miss

Authorities Izumisano in western Japan said Ugandan athlete Julius Ssekitoleko, 20, had gone missing.



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PostPosted: 07/16/21 1:18 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Japan's vaccination rate is about half of the US. The country has a long history of low confidence in vaccines.

https://sports.yahoo.com/why-isnt-japan-more-vaccinated-olympics-181301052.html

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To this day, it doesn’t recommend a combined MMR shot



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PostPosted: 07/18/21 2:14 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Coco Gauff announced on social media that she has tested positive for COVID-19 and won’t be able to compete in the Tokyo Olympics.



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PostPosted: 07/18/21 2:28 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

South Africa's men's football team's opening match on Thursday is in danger of getting ppd or cancelled due to positive tests.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/olympics/57844406



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PostPosted: 07/19/21 7:31 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

US gymnasts tests positive for COVID-19.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/us-olympic-gymnast-covid-test-positive-tokyo-summer-games-coronavirus/?ftag=CNM-00-10aab7e&linkId=124665893



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PostPosted: 07/20/21 8:44 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Tokyo 2020 organizing committee chief won't rule out last-minute cancellation of Olympics

https://www.espn.com/olympics/story/_/id/31847805/tokyo-2020-organizing-committee-chief-rule-cancellation-summer-olympics



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