Tokyo Olympics LIVE: Ten Team GB athletes isolating, Coco Gauff tests POSITIVE for Covid-19 – latest updates


Six Team GB athletes are self-isolating in Tokyo after being deemed close contacts of an individual who tested positive for coronavirus following their flight to Japan.

A statement from the British Olympic Association read: “The British Olympic Association can confirm that six athletes and two staff members from the athletics team, who through no fault of their own have been identified as close contacts of an individual – not from the Team GB delegation – who tested positive for Covid-19 following their inbound flight on 16 July 2021.

“This was identified through Tokyo 2020’s reporting service and the group have since started a period of self-isolation in their rooms at the BOA’s Preparation Camp, in line with Tokyo 2020’s Playbook protocols.

“The group all tested negative at the airport and have continued to test negative upon arrival into the country. They are under the supervision of the Team GB medical team, led by chief medical officer Dr Niall Elliott.

“The BOA continue to operate extensive Covid-19 testing protocols and mitigation measures and follow all respective health guidance from the Government of Japan, TOCOG, the IOC and our local partners in Japan”


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