Tokyo 2020

Two athletes residing in the Olympic Village for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics here have tested positive for COVID-19, organisers have confirmed.

The competitors are the first athletes to return positive tests for the virus while staying at the Village. Tokyo 2020 confirmed the two athletes were from the same country and sport.

Athletics Australia has confirmed that all ten members of their Olympic track and field training camp in Cairns have tested negative. The tests were done after a reported positive for a staff member put the squad on lockdown.

The staff member has since produced two more conclusive negative results, and the initial one was pronounced “inconclusive”.

Six members of Great Britain’s athletics team for the Tokyo Olympics have been forced into isolation after a passenger on their flight to Japan tested positive for coronavirus.

The six athletes, who have not been identified, and two staff members have been deemed close contacts of the individual in question, who is not from the Team GB delegation.


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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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