The 2020 Tokyo Olympics was delayed 1 twelvemonth owed to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the microorganism is inactive making an interaction connected the Games successful 2021.
There are strict protocols successful spot for athletes successful Tokyo, though immoderate person already tested affirmative since arriving successful Japan. A fig of different would-be Olympians tested affirmative for COVID-19 earlier traveling to Tokyo and were forced to withdraw.
Here’s a afloat database of U.S. Olympians with COVID, different Olympians with COVID and Olympians who are isolating aft adjacent interaction with COVID-positive individuals:
U.S. Olympians who person tested affirmative for COVID
“It has ever been a imagination of excavation to correspond the USA astatine the Olympics, and I anticipation determination volition beryllium galore much chances for maine to marque this travel existent successful the future,” Gauff wrote successful a statement.
Eaker was acceptable to service arsenic an alternate for the U.S. women’s gymnastics squad earlier testing affirmative connected July 19. The U.S. women’s gymnastics squad was already successful Tokyo erstwhile Eaker tested positive. The alternate gymnasts were rooming together, but each athletes person since been moved to abstracted housing.
Katie Lou Samuelson
Team USA was forced to regenerate Samuelson connected its 3x3 hoops squad aft the Seattle Storm guardant tested affirmative connected July 19. Samuelson wrote successful an Instagram post that she was “fully vaccinated and took each precaution,” but she’ll inactive beryllium forced to enactment location from Tokyo.
The Washington Wizards prima was ruled retired for the Tokyo Olympics aft entering wellness and information protocols connected July 15. Beal played successful 3 accumulation games for Team USA this period earlier helium was ruled out.
Other Olympic athletes who person tested affirmative for COVID
South Africa: Thabiso Monyane and Kamohelo Mahlatsi
Monyane and Mahlatsi were the first athletes wrong the Olympic Village to trial positive. The South African shot duo traveled to Tokyo, arsenic the federation was acceptable to play big Japan successful its archetypal lucifer connected July 22. They person some been moved to a abstracted isolation installation connected tract successful Tokyo.
Mexico: Hector Velazquez and Sammy Solis
Two Mexican shot players tested affirmative astatine the squad edifice anterior to their departure for Tokyo, the country's shot federation announced on July 20. Velazquez and Solis tested affirmative connected July 18 and person been successful isolation arsenic the remainder of their teammates acquisition further testing.
Czech Republic: Ondřej Perušič and Simon Nausch
Perušič, a formation volleyball player, and Nausch, a formation volleyball squad trainer, both tested affirmative aft arriving successful Tokyo. Perušič’s affirmative trial was confirmed connected July 19, portion Nausch’s came connected July 20. Both person been removed from their designated rooms and sent to isolation.
Australia: Alex de Minaur
One of the apical men’s tennis players successful the world, De Minaur was selected to correspond Australia successful the Olympics earlier being forced to retreat due to a affirmative test connected July 10. The 22-year-old volition person to hold for his Olympic debut, which could travel arsenic soon arsenic 2024.
Olympic athletes who are isolating aft a adjacent contact
Zach LaVine (USA)
The Chicago Bulls defender entered wellness and information protocols connected July 19 and was forced to enactment down arsenic the U.S. men’s hoops squad flew to Tokyo. LaVine could inactive rejoin the squad astatine the Olympics and play for Team USA, which plays its archetypal crippled connected July 25.
Zach LaVine did not question with his teammates to Tokyo connected Monday greeting aft entering wellness and information protocol. He could inactive question aboriginal if helium gets cleared. Team USA men’s hoops has already mislaid Bradley Beal to wellness and information concerns and Kevin Love to injury.
Leanne Wong (USA)
Wong was deemed a adjacent contact of chap U.S. women’s gymnastic alternate Kara Eaker. She is present self-isolating successful Tokyo arsenic she undergoes COVID-19 testing, hoping to instrumentality antagonistic tests truthful she tin rejoin her squad successful the Olympic Village and correspond Team USA arsenic an alternate gymnast.