Australia Athletes Isolating At Olympics As US Pole Vaulter Covid Positive
Umer Jamshaid 2 months ago Thu 29th July 2021 | 11:50 AM
Tokyo, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 29th Jul, 2021 ) :Multiple members of Australia's track and field team were placed in isolation on the eve of the Tokyo Olympics athletics competition on Thursday after US pole vaulter Sam Kendricks tested positive for coronavirus.
"Members of Australia's track and field team at the Tokyo Olympic Games are isolating in their rooms as a precautionary measure following news of a Covid-positive finding with a member of the US track and field team," Athletics Australia said in statement.
"Members of the Australian track and field team are now undergoing testing procedures in line with Australian Olympic team protocols.
" The statement did not say how many athletes were involved but the Sydney Morning Herald reported the entire 63-strong track and field team had been told to isolate.
Organisers announced a daily record of 24 new Games-related cases on Thursday, three of whom are athletes, taking the overall number of positive cases to 193.
The figures do not include all cases at airports and in training camps.