Tokyo Olympics: Official In International Olympic Committee’s Refugee Team Tests Positive For COVID-19 | Olympics News

0
Loading...

Tokyo Olympics 2020 were postponed to 2021 in due to the coronavirus outbreak.© AFP




Loading...

An official of the International Olympic Committee’s refugee team has tested positive for COVID-19, leading to a delay in their travel plans for the Tokyo Games even though all others have returned negative results for now. “…the IOC Refugee Olympic Team came together for a ‘Welcome Experience’ in Doha, Qatar. Twenty-six of the 29 athletes and 11 officials participated,” the IOC statement read. “On taking COVID-19 PCR tests before leaving for Tokyo, the test of an official returned positive. A follow-up test confirmed the result, while the tests of all other members of the team (athletes and officials) returned negative,” it added.

Three athletes could not take part in the ‘Welcome Experience’ in Doha and two of them — Ahmad Alikaj (judo) and Abdullah Sediqi (taekwondo) — are due to arrive in Tokyo on Wednesday.

“They are accompanied by coach Alireza Nassrazadany. All three are coming directly from their respective training camps,” the IOC stated.

Loading...

The official, who has been isolated by the Qatari Public Authorities, is considered asymptomatic and doing well.

“The official was single-vaccinated and followed all COVID-19 countermeasures prior to departure and during the Welcome Experience,” the IOC stated.

Promoted

Loading...

“As a consequence, it was decided that the team would currently not travel to Tokyo and will continue their training in Doha while being tested daily,” it added.

The refugee team in the Olympics was first introduced in the 2016 Rio Games as a tribute to the courage and perseverance of all refugees.

Loading...

Topics mentioned in this article

Loading...

Stay connected with us on social media platform for instant update click here to join our  Twitter, & Facebook

Loading...

We are now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@TechiUpdate) and stay updated with the latest Technology headlines.

For all the latest Sports News Click Here 

 For the latest news and updates, follow us on Google News

Loading...

Read original article here

Denial of responsibility! TechAzi is an automatic aggregator around the global media. All the content are available free on Internet. We have just arranged it in one platform for educational purpose only. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials on our website, please contact us by email – [email protected]. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Loading...

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More