tokyo summer olympics 2021

Tokyo Summer Olympics 2021: Covid-19 Spreads at 2021 Olympic Games

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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