For security causes, the U.S. girls’s gymnastics staff won’t be staying in Tokyo’s Olympic Village.
In line with the coach of Simone Biles and Jordan Chiles, the staff might be staying at a close-by resort as an alternative. The affirmation of the information got here a day earlier than a member of the staff examined constructive for COVID-19.
“It was additionally a choice that all of us made collectively,” coach Cecile Landi wrote on Twitter Sunday (July 18). “We all know it isn’t perfect throughout a pandemic. We really feel like we are able to management the athletes and our security higher in a resort setting!”
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In line with NBC Information, USA Gymnastics mentioned on Tuesday the squad had at all times meant to remain at a resort as an alternative of the sealed-off, waterfront part of Tokyo reserved for the 11,000 athletes competing within the Video games, which start on Friday.
Kara Eaker examined constructive for the coronavirus at coaching camp in Narita, round 30 miles east of the Japanese capital. Each Eaker and fellow alternate, Leanne Wong, have been positioned in quarantine.
“Tokyo 2020 just isn’t able to touch upon particular person staff’s efficiency selections,” the organizing committee mentioned in an electronic mail to NBC Information.
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The Olympic Video games are slated to undergo regardless that Japan is within the midst of a way more critical outbreak of the pandemic in comparison with america. Simply 22.4 p.c of Japanese are absolutely vaccinated, in accordance with the most recent statistics.