The Covid-19 virus has altered the lives of billions of people around the world. For over a year, millions of people have either died, gotten sick, or suffered due to the loss of a loved one. That is why it is a BIG risk for anyone who is attending the Tokyo Summer Olympics 2021.
The Olympic Games were originally slated for the summer of 2020.
However, due to the immense probability of death and suffering the games were postponed to this year. Even with thousands of athletes and staff being vaccinated, dozens of athletes and personnel have already tested positive for the virus.
The US Team, it seems, exasperates the sentiments expressed by Japanese citizens, crying out for the games to be canceled, as 100 persons on the team are not vaccinated. Though, this is not of great significance to some, because several persons who were vaccinated have tested positive for Covid-19 in Tokyo.
Here is a timeline of the spread of the virus, up to July 23, 2021 – count over 80:
According to CNN, over 71 athletes have the Covid virus
These are a few who have dropped out of the games so far.
Team USA: 5
Katie Lou Samuelson — USA Women’s 3×3 Basketball
Coco Gauff — USA Women’s Tennis
Kara Eaker — USA Women’s Gymnastics
Taylor Crabb — USA Men’s Beach Volleyball
Bradley Beal — USA Men’s Basketball (Placed in health and safety protocol but hasn’t publicly disclosed a positive Covid-19 test)
Team Czech Republic: 6
Pavel Sirucek – Czech Republic Men’s Table Tennis
Ondrej Perusic — Czech Republic Men’s Beach Volleyball
Michal Schlegel — Czech Republic Cycling
Markéta Sluková-Nausch — Czech Republic Women’s Beach Volleyball
Barbora Hermannova — Czech Republic Women’s Beach Volleyball (Ruled out because her partner Sluková-Nausch tested positive for Covid.)
Pavel Širuček — Czech Republic Table Tennis
Team Great Britain: 3
Amber Hill — Great Britain Shooting
Dan Evans — Great Britain Tennis
Johanna Konta — Great Britain Tennis
Team Mexico: 2
Hector Velazquez — Mexico Baseball
Sammy Solis — Mexico Baseball
Team South Africa: 2
Thabiso Monyane — South Africa Men’s Football
Kamohelo Mahlatsi — South Africa Men’s Football
Team Australia: 1
Alex de Minaur — Australia Men’s Tennis
Team Chile: 1
Fernanda Aguirre — Chile Women’s Taekwondo
Team Netherlands: 1
Candy Jacobs — Netherlands Women’s Skateboarding
Team ROC (Russian Olympic Committee): 1
Ilya Borodin — ROC Swim Team
Stay tuned for more from the Tokyo Summer Olympics 2021.
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