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American gymnast tests positive for covid-19

TOKYO

An American gymnast has been diagnosed with covid-19 in the North Americans’ training camp, and another member of the team has also been isolated, an official from the city of Inzai, east of Tokyo, announced on Tuesday.

The identity of the athlete, who is part of the US national team alongside star Simone Biles, has not been revealed, but the person in charge specified that it was a teenager.

This announcement comes after the Tokyo Olympic Village -where thousands of athletes and technicians live in a bubble – has suffered its first cases this weekend.

The athlete has been isolated and is asymptomatic, “explained Kimiya Kosaku, the head of Inzai.

He arrived in Japan on July 15. Another member of the team has been identified as a close contact. He is also alone in his room, “he added.

The Kyodo News agency announced that the rest of the team has already settled in the Olympic village from Tokyo, on the afternoon of this Monday.

The Olympic Games, postponed a year due to the pandemic, will officially begin on Friday under strict sanitary conditions and with almost no audience. They will end on August 8.

We can confirm that a substitute in artistic gymnastics tested positive for covid-19, “said the American Olympic Committee, asked by ..

In line with local regulations and protocol, she has been transferred to a quarantine hotel, “he added.

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