The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are occurring under hefty restrictions following a year’s delay as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
The absolute first match of the Olympic beach volleyball tournament has been dropped on the grounds that a Czech player tried positive for COVID-19.
Marketa Slukova tried positive recently, thumping her and partner Barbora Hermannova out of the Tokyo Games.
The Czechs should play a team from the host country that would have been making its Olympic debut. All things being equal, the Japanese pair of Megumi Murakami and Miki Ishii acquired the triumph naturally.
Sluková is one of somewhere around three individuals from the Czech team who have tried positive since their appearance in Japan, including men’s beach volleyball player Ondrej Perusic.
German cyclist Simon Geschke has been governed out of the men’s road race subsequent to testing positive for the coronavirus.
The German team says Geschke at first tried positive Friday and his outcome was affirmed by another test later in the day.
Germany says individual riders Nikias Arndt and Maximilian Schachmann are cleared to race Saturday. The fourth rider in the team, Emanuel Buchmann, was Geschke’s flat mate and was looking out for the time being for the aftereffect of another PCR test for the virus. Team staff tried negative.
Geschke was a stage winner on the Tour de France in 2015.
The German road race team is living in a hotel and not in the Olympic Village.
Geschke says he kept the hygiene rules at the Olympics. He adds that “I feel fine genuinely yet sincerely it’s a truly awful day for me.”