Three athletes test positive in Tokyo Olympics

Three athletes test positive in Tokyo Olympics

Two possibly three athletes in the Olympic village have tested positive for COVID-19. The three positive tests are among 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 announced on July 18. None of the three athletes are from Japan, and they are now in quarantine for 14 days. 

Two athletes have become the first to test positive for Covid-19 inside the Tokyo Olympic Village, officials said this morning (Sunday).

It comes as widespread reports a third athlete has also tested positive at Tokyo Airport on the same day the majority of the Aussie team entered the Village for the first time.

The cases were revealed a day after an unidentified person became the first to test positive in the Village, which will house thousands of competitors during the Games.

Concerns remain high just days before the Games open with thousands of the world’s athletes flying in to Tokyo in recent days. The Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony scheduled to be  on July 23.