Canada: Footballer affected: Corona cases in the Olympic village ensure restlessness

Japan's Olympic security balancing act leaves few satisfied

  Japan's Olympic security balancing act leaves few satisfied TOKYO — Struggling businesses forced to temporarily shut down around Olympics venues. Olympic visitors ordered to install invasive apps and allow GPS tracking. Minders staking out hotels to keep participants from coming into contact with ordinary Japanese or visiting restaurants to sample the sushi. Japan's massive security apparatus has raised complaints that the nation, during the weeks of the Games, will look more like authoritarian North Korea or China than one of the world’s most powerful, vibrant democracies. The worry for many here, however, isn’t too much Big Brother.

"Inevitable that we have some cases"

Corona ist angekommen: Das olympische Dorf in Tokio. © AFP via Getty Images Corona has arrived: the Olympic village in Tokyo.

The first Corona cases in athletes in the Olympic village continue to bring Tokyo makers in distress before the opening ceremony. Two South African footballers and a career of the team were positively tested on the virus on the last weekend before the start of summer games.

hurriedly proclaimed IOC Olympiadirector Christophe Dubi: "We keep the risk minimal, but it is inevitable that we have some cases." In addition, the International Olympic Committee also had to confirm a positive test at the South Korean Ioc member Seung-Min Ryu, Olympic champion in table tennis in Beijing 2004, when entering Japan.

Olympic team says goodbye: "All back healthy"

 Olympic team says goodbye: Part of the German team has taken the trip to Tokyo in view of the first Coronafals in the Olympic village with mixed feelings. © Provided by Olympic team adopted: "All back home" Frankfurt am Main (SID) - A large part of the German Olympic team has on Sunday in the face of the first Coronafals in the Olympic village with mixed feelings the journey Tokyo started.

With mixed feelings, the German Olympic team was officially adopted to Tokyo at the Frankfurt Airport. "Our all order is to bring our athletes to the best possible way and - TOI TOI TOI - at the latest on the 9th of August all from Team D healthy back here again. That counts as much as one or the other medal more," said Alfons Hörmann , The delegation director and president of the German Olympic Sports Federation (DOSB), on Sunday shortly before the flight LH716 with 84 team members. Given the Corona pandemic and local restrictions, the athletes limit their stay in Tokyo to a minimum.

Bach had recently talked about "zero risk"

the number of new infections found in the environment of Olympia in Tokyo, meanwhile, on Sunday closed by ten on now officially 55 cases since July 1st. "We believe that we have the situation under control," said Hidemasa Nakamura, the head of the competent department of the Tokyo Games Organizing Committee. For the Greater Tokyo, during the entire Olympic period for the fourth time the Corona emergency is valid, the infection numbers in the metropolis increased last on the highest daily level for half a year.

Zero risk? Virus cases test Olympic organizers' assurances

  Zero risk? Virus cases test Olympic organizers' assurances TOKYO (AP) — Two South African soccer players became the first athletes inside the Olympic Village to test positive for COVID-19, and other cases connected to the Tokyo Games were also confirmed Sunday, highlighting the herculean task organizers face to keep the virus contained while the world's biggest sports event plays out. The positive tests came as some of the 11,000 athletes and thousands more team officials expected from across the globe began arriving, having traveled through a pandemic to get to Tokyo. They'll all now live in close quarters in the Olympic Village on Tokyo Bay over the next three weeks.

especially hard, the organizers meet the cases in the Olympic village, where German athletes live. Ioc President Thomas Bach had assured a few days ago, from the village with his thousands of residents "zero risk". Olympic Director Dubi reaffirmed on Sunday, there dealers around the "most controlled population group in the world". If an infection is discovered, "every stone turned over" to avoid propagation of the virus.

As the newly infected village, the footballer Thabiso Monyane and Kamohelo Mahlatsi and Video Analyst Mario Masha of South Africa's Olympic Committee were confirmed on Sunday. All three concerned are now in isolation. All other members of the football team, which meets Japan on Thursday, were negatively tested twice, all had previously adhered to the Corona rules, it continued. In addition, the South Africans fight with a Corona outbreak with their rugby team. In the Japanese training camp in Kagashima, a fourth infection case has been detected in the team, this time at coach Neil Powell.

Brisbane 2032: IOC confirms Brisbane as host of 2032 Summer Olympics, Paralympic Games

  Brisbane 2032: IOC confirms Brisbane as host of 2032 Summer Olympics, Paralympic Games Australia will become just the fourth country to have hosted the Summer Olympic Games three or more times. Melbourne hosted the 1956 Games and Sydney was the host of the 2000 Games. The announcement was made at the 138th IOC Session in Tokyo ahead of the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games, which officially begin Friday. In February, it was confirmed that Brisbane was the IOC's preferred bid for the 2032 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. This began targeted dialogue between the IOC executive and the Brisbane 2032 bid to thoroughly examine the proposed plan for the Games.

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Another foreign athlete was already positive on Sunday when entering the virus. The British Olympic team shared on Sunday that six athletes and two employees must be quarantined as contact persons. On your flight to Tokyo, it had given a corona infected.

refugee team may arrive

IOC member Ryu had confirmed his infection first into social media. Like all the newly infected, the former table tennis Bundesliga player is now in self-isolation, it was said. "The measures are implemented and they work," Ioc-Chef Bach had already assured on Saturday.

Olympia in Tokyo takes place under strict specifications for all involved. Mask obligation, very common corona tests, distance and hygiene rules are intended to prevent a spread of the virus as well as the exclusion of all viewers in the competitions in Tokyo.

Despite a corona case in the preparatory camp, IOC boss Bach sets firmly with the start of the refugee team in Tokyo. He was "very confident" to see the athletes of the Refugee Olympic team in Japan, Bach said after consultations of the IOC executive. Further cases did not exist in the training camp in Qatar, said Bach. On Sunday, the Ioc reaffirmed that all 26 athletes and 16 coaches and ten supervisors from the training camp in Qatar are traveling to Tokyo. The first members of the team were expected on Sunday at Narita Airport.

Olympians show how many people it takes to break cardboard bed in viral TikTok video .
Team Israel's Ben Wanger decided to put the cardboard beds at the Olympic Village to the test in a viral TikTok video.Team Israel's Ben Wanger decided to put the beds to the test after a false rumor circulated online earlier this month about them being "anti-sex" and could only withstand the weight of one person.

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