Tokyo Olympics: 2 Players Test Positive Inside The Olympic VIllage : NPR
Two Athletes Have Tested Positive For COVID-19 Inside The Olympic Village
With less than a week before the opening ceremonies begin at this year's Tokyo games, at least two players on the South African soccer team have tested positive for COVID-19 inside the Olympic Village.
The two players, Thabiso Monyane and Kamohelo Mahlatsi, are the first athletes to test positive for the coronavirus at the site of the Olympic Village in the Japanese capital. A video analyst for the team, Mario Masha, also tested positive.
All three have been isolated, along with those who were in close contact with them.
Organizers for the games did not name the athletes, but said they were "non-Japanese." Their test results were confirmed by the South African Football Association.
In a statement, the association said the team has "followed all relevant Olympic Playbook rules, protocols and procedures throughout the pre-Games and Games arrival routines."
The association also noted that the rest of the team has tested negative.