Tokyo Olympics 2021: Czech athlete Ondrej Perusic becomes latest in Olympic Village to test positive for Covid-19

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Czech beach volleyball player Ondrej Perusic has tested postive for Covid-19 in Tokyo (Getty Images for FIVB)
Czech beach volleyball player Ondrej Perusic has tested postive for Covid-19 in Tokyo (Getty Images for FIVB)

Czech beach volleyball player Ondrej Perusic has become the latest athlete to test positive for coronavirus in the Olympic Village in Tokyo.

Perusic’s positive sample follows those returned by South African footballers Thabiso Monyane and Kamohelo Mahlatsi over the weekend.

“Unfortunately, beach volleyball player Ondrej Perusic has a positive finding from a sample taken during daily testing in the Olympic village on Sunday,” said Martin Doktor, sports director of the Czech Olympic Committee on Monday.

“It is still fresh information and everything is evolving quickly. We are solving details, including the sport impact.”

Also on Monday, the US Olympic Committee (USOC) announced that an alternate on the US female artistic gymnastics team had also tested positive for Covid-19 at the team’s training camp in Inzai and had been transferred to a hotel to quarantine.

“The health and safety of our athletes, coaches and staff is our top priority,” read a USOC statement given to the BBC.

“We can confirm that an alternate on the women’s artistic gymnastics team tested positive for Covid-19.

“Out of respect for the individual’s privacy, we cannot provide more information at this time.”

Later on Monday evening, USA Basketball revealed that Chicago Bulls star Zach LaVine would not travel to Tokyo with his team-mates as planned and had instead entered health and safety protocols.

It is hoped that LaVine will be able to join the team in Japan later this week after a decision made “out of an abundance of caution”.

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