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Athletes who had to drop out of the Olympics because of Covid-19

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

Coco Gauff – United States Women’s Tennis
Kara Eaker – United States Women’s Gymnastics
Taylor Crabb – USA Men’s Beach Volleyball (According to NBC)
Bradley Beal – USA Men’s Basketball (placed on health and safety protocol but did not publicly disclose a positive Covid-19 test)

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


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