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Tokyo Olympics | Two more athletes test positive for COVID-19

Skateboarder Candy Jacobs of the Netherlands and table tennis player Pavel Sirucek of the Czech Republic tested positive and had to leave the Games village to enter a quarantine hotel.

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Tokyo Updated on: July 22, 2021 9:51 IST
Tokyo Olympics | Two more athletes test positive for COVID-19
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Tokyo Olympics | Two more athletes test positive for COVID-19

Two athletes were among four residents of the Olympic Village who were added to the tally Thursday of people accredited for the Tokyo Games who have tested positive for COVID-19 this month, bringing the number to 91.

Skateboarder Candy Jacobs of the Netherlands and table tennis player Pavel Sirucek of the Czech Republic tested positive and had to leave the village to enter a quarantine hotel in cases announced Wednesday.

Two additional “Games-concerned personnel” — a category that includes team coaches and officials — staying in the village overlooking Tokyo Bay were included in the 91 total cases listed by organizers since July 1.

That number does not include athletes who tested positive at home before their scheduled travel to Tokyo for events they will now miss.

Earlier, Russian swimmer Ilya Borodin, the European champion in the 400-meter individual medley, was also ruled out of the Olympics after testing positive for the dreaded virus.

The Russian Swimming Federation says Borodin tested positive at a training camp in the city of Vladivostok in the Russian Far East.

The positive test came shortly before he was expected to travel to Japan with other Russian swimmers.

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