First Positive COVID Tests for Athletes in Olympic Village

Two South African soccer players have become the first athletes inside the Olympic Village to test positive.

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People gather for a rally in Tokyo's Shinjuku shopping district Sunday, July 18, 2021, to protest against the Olympics starting from July 23. They held signs that said No Olympics.(AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama)
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TOKYO (AP) — Two South African soccer players have become the first athletes inside the Olympic Village to test positive for COVID-19, with the Tokyo Games opening on Friday. An official with the South African soccer team also tested positive, as did a fourth member of South Africa’s contingent, the head coach of the rugby sevens team. The rugby team was in a pre-Games training camp in another Japanese city. Organizers confirmed the positive tests…

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