Competition started Wednesday, greater than a yr after the authentic begin date. The Games have been delayed due to the pandemic, however with Covid-19 nonetheless spreading unchecked in Japan, organizers have been pressured to take unprecedented steps to preserve opponents and the public secure.
Athletes who contracted coronavirus have seen their Olympic desires dashed.
Some examined optimistic in Japan, some earlier than coming.
These are the athletes we all know who’ve publicly dropped out due to Covid-19 well being and security protocols.
Team USA: 5
Katie Lou Samuelson — USA Women’s 3×3 Basketball
Team Great Britain: 3
Amber Hill — Great Britain Shooting
Dan Evans — Great Britain Tennis
Johanna Konta — Great Britain Tennis
Team Czech Republic: 2
Pavel Sirucek – Czech Republic Men’s Table Tennis
Ondrej Perusic — Czech Republic Men’s Beach Volleyball
Team Mexico: 2
Hector Velazquez — Mexico Baseball
Sammy Solis — Mexico Baseball
Team South Africa: 2
Thabiso Monyane — South Africa Men’s Football
Kamohelo Mahlatsi — South Africa Men’s Football
Team Australia: 1
Alex de Minaur — Australia Men’s Tennis
Team Chile: 1
Fernanda Aguirre — Chile Women’s Taekwondo
Team Netherlands: 1
Candy Jacobs — Netherlands Women’s Skateboarding
Team Russia: 1
Ilya Borodin — Russia Swim Team