Canada Footballer affected: Corona cases in the Olympic village ensure restlessness
Olympic sport of schmoozing eludes corporate sponsors
NEW YORK (AP) — Screaming fans won't be the only thing missing from this year's Olympic Games in Tokyo. Behind the scenes, there won't much schmoozing for corporate sponsors either, thanks to the pandemic. The corporate sponsorship program has been a key part of the Olympic experience since it began in 1985. More than a dozen or so names like Coca-Cola and Proctor & Gamble pay millions of dollars in each four-year cycle on sponsorship and marketing programs that includes wining and dining athletes, top employees and key clients at Olympic events. But all that networking opportunity has been undermined because of the virus.
"Inevitable that we have some cases"
The first Corona cases in athletes in the Olympic village continue to bring Tokyo makers in distress before the opening ceremony. Two South African footballers and a career of the team were positively tested on the virus on the last weekend before the start of summer games.
hurriedly proclaimed IOC Olympiadirector Christophe Dubi: "We keep the risk minimal, but it is inevitable that we have some cases." In addition, the International Olympic Committee also had to confirm a positive test at the South Korean Ioc member Seung-Min Ryu, Olympic champion in table tennis in Beijing 2004, when entering Japan.
First positive COVID tests for athletes in Olympic Village
TOKYO — Two athletes living in the Olympic Village have tested positive for COVID-19, the first to do so with the Tokyo Games opening on Friday. Organizers confirmed the positive tests on Sunday and both were listed as non-Japanese. No names or other details were provided. Organizers on Sunday also said another athlete had tested positive but this person was not residing in the Olympic Village. This athlete was also identified as “non-Japanese.” Also on Sunday, the first International Olympic Committee member was reported as positive. He recorded a positive test on Saturday entering a Tokyo airport.
With mixed feelings, the German Olympic team was officially adopted to Tokyo at the Frankfurt Airport. "Our all order is to bring our athletes to the best possible way and - TOI TOI TOI - at the latest on the 9th of August all from Team D healthy back here again. That counts as much as one or the other medal more," said Alfons Hörmann , The delegation director and president of the German Olympic Sports Federation (DOSB), on Sunday shortly before the flight LH716 with 84 team members. Given the Corona pandemic and local restrictions, the athletes limit their stay in Tokyo to a minimum.
Bach had recently talked about "zero risk"
the number of new infections found in the environment of Olympia in Tokyo, meanwhile, on Sunday closed by ten on now officially 55 cases since July 1st. "We believe that we have the situation under control," said Hidemasa Nakamura, the head of the competent department of the Tokyo Games Organizing Committee. For the Greater Tokyo, during the entire Olympic period for the fourth time the Corona emergency is valid, the infection numbers in the metropolis increased last on the highest daily level for half a year.
Olympic team says goodbye: "All back healthy"
Part of the German team has taken the trip to Tokyo in view of the first Coronafals in the Olympic village with mixed feelings. © Provided by sport1.de Olympic team adopted: "All back home" Frankfurt am Main (SID) - A large part of the German Olympic team has on Sunday in the face of the first Coronafals in the Olympic village with mixed feelings the journey Tokyo started.
especially hard, the organizers meet the cases in the Olympic village, where German athletes live. Ioc President Thomas Bach had assured a few days ago, from the village with his thousands of residents "zero risk". Olympic Director Dubi reaffirmed on Sunday, there dealers around the "most controlled population group in the world". If an infection is discovered, "every stone turned over" to avoid propagation of the virus.
As the newly infected village, the footballer Thabiso Monyane and Kamohelo Mahlatsi and Video Analyst Mario Masha of South Africa's Olympic Committee were confirmed on Sunday. All three concerned are now in isolation. All other members of the football team, which meets Japan on Thursday, were negatively tested twice, all had previously adhered to the Corona rules, it continued. In addition, the South Africans fight with a Corona outbreak with their rugby team. In the Japanese training camp in Kagashima, a fourth infection case has been detected in the team, this time at coach Neil Powell.
Zero risk? Virus cases test Olympic organizers' assurances
TOKYO (AP) — Two South African soccer players became the first athletes inside the Olympic Village to test positive for COVID-19, and other cases connected to the Tokyo Games were also confirmed Sunday, highlighting the herculean task organizers face to keep the virus contained while the world's biggest sports event plays out. The positive tests came as some of the 11,000 athletes and thousands more team officials expected from across the globe began arriving, having traveled through a pandemic to get to Tokyo. They'll all now live in close quarters in the Olympic Village on Tokyo Bay over the next three weeks.
Olympia in Tokyo: The complete timetable
Another foreign athlete was already positive on Sunday when entering the virus. The British Olympic team shared on Sunday that six athletes and two employees must be quarantined as contact persons. On your flight to Tokyo, it had given a corona infected.
refugee team may arrive
IOC member Ryu had confirmed his infection first into social media. Like all the newly infected, the former table tennis Bundesliga player is now in self-isolation, it was said. "The measures are implemented and they work," Ioc-Chef Bach had already assured on Saturday.
Olympia in Tokyo takes place under strict specifications for all involved. Mask obligation, very common corona tests, distance and hygiene rules are intended to prevent a spread of the virus as well as the exclusion of all viewers in the competitions in Tokyo.
Despite a corona case in the preparatory camp, IOC boss Bach sets firmly with the start of the refugee team in Tokyo. He was "very confident" to see the athletes of the Refugee Olympic team in Japan, Bach said after consultations of the IOC executive. Further cases did not exist in the training camp in Qatar, said Bach. On Sunday, the Ioc reaffirmed that all 26 athletes and 16 coaches and ten supervisors from the training camp in Qatar are traveling to Tokyo. The first members of the team were expected on Sunday at Narita Airport.
Oleksiak qualifies for freestyle swimming semis after pushing Ledecky for top spot .
Fresh off winning a relay silver medal, Canada's Penny Oleksiak finished second behind reigning Olympic champion Katie Ledecky of the United States on Monday in qualifying for the women's 200-metre freestyle semifinals at Tokyo Aquatics Centre.The Toronto native finished second behind reigning Olympic champion Katie Ledecky of the United States on Monday in qualifying for the women's 200-metre freestyle semifinals at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.