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COVID-19 stays center stage at Tokyo Olympics

Posted On: Sep 19, 2021   |   Posted By: WGN TV

COVID-19 stays center stage at Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO - COVID-19 continues to be a big story in Tokyo.
Some of the support and medical staff for the French men's basketball team has been quarantined and are unable to work with the athletes.
A Dutch rower was unable to compete because of COVID-19.
The first beach volleyball game had to be cancelled Saturday, because a Czech player Markéta Sluková tested positive earlier this week for COVID-19. Her positive test knocks her and her partner out of the Tokyo games.
The Czech team is investigating a COVID-19 outbreak from their charter flight to Japan.
First Olympic beach volleyball match canceled due to COVID
COVID-19 also knocked German cyclist Simon Geschke out of the men's road race. The former stage winner in the Tour De France said he while he feels fine, emotionally it's been a terrible day.
As more and more athletes are knocked out of the games, the debate about vaccinated and unvaccinated athletes continues, and there was some push back when swimmer Michael Andrews revealed he is not...

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