Coronavirus is now messing up plans for Team USA, seven days before the 2022 Winter Olympics start.
Different members of the United States sled and skeleton team have tried positive for the virus, Yahoo Sports gave an account of Friday night.
Bobsledder Josh Williamson declared Wednesday in an Instagram post that he had tried positive for COVID-19 last Sunday, however he is allegedly not alone. There is undoubtedly another athlete, notwithstanding multiple coaches and support staff, who tested positive, according to Yahoo. A team official confirmed to the website that there were multiple positive tests however didn’t determine subtleties.
“It’s every one of the a bad dream,” one competitor told Yahoo Sports.
Williamson said in his Instagram post that while he couldn’t travel to Beijing with Team USA, there were later flights that he could get on once he returns various negative tests. The Olympics officially start Friday however sled preparing runs don’t start until Feb. 10.
The team official let Yahoo know that “as of now, [the federation] still expect[s] everybody to go to Beijing.” What could convolute issues is any individual who tried positive will require four straight long stretches of negative PCR tests and a fifth-day support before they can depart for Beijing.
Team USA won the silver decoration in two-lady sled in 2018. Elana Meyers Taylor, who won the silver with Lauren Gibbs, tweeted on Thursday that she had come to Beijing and finished her first COVID-19 test.