The competition began on Wednesday, more than a year after the original start date. The Games were delayed due to the pandemic, but with the uncontrolled spread of Covid-19 in Japan, organizers were forced to take unprecedented measures to keep competitors and the public safe.
Athletes who contracted the coronavirus have seen their Olympic dreams shattered.
Some have tested positive in Japan, others before coming.
These are the athletes we know who publicly dropped out due to Covid-19 health and safety protocols.
United States team: 5
Katie Lou Samuelson – USA Women’s 3×3 Basketball
Great Britain team: 3
Amber Hill – Filming in Great Britain
Dan Evans – Great Britain Tennis
Johanna Konta – Great Britain Tennis
Czech Republic Team: 2
Pavel Sirucek – Czech Republic Table Tennis Men
Ondrej Perusic – Czech Republic Men’s Beach Volleyball
Mexico team: 2
Hector Velazquez – Baseball Mexico
Sammy Solis – Baseball Mexico
South Africa team: 2
Thabiso Monyane – South Africa Men’s Football
Kamohelo Mahlatsi – South Africa Men’s Football
Australia Team: 1
Alex de Minaur – Australia Men’s Tennis
Chile Team: 1
Fernanda Aguirre – Chile Women’s Taekwondo
Netherlands team: 1
Candy Jacobs – Netherlands Ladies Skateboard
Russia team: 1
Ilya Borodin – Russian Swimming Team