These are blues enrolled in boxing, diving and skateboarding competitions and come into contact with the positive journalist at Covid: they will still be able to compete
Bad awakening for the Italian team involved in the Summer Games of Tokyo 2020. Six blue boxing, diving and skateboarding athletes were forced to observe the quarantine at the Olympic village for close contact with a positive. In addition to them, seven executives are also involved. All, however, continue to train and their situation does not affect participation in competitions.
The decision of the Japanese health authorities, which was communicated to the organizing committee and then to Coni, is the consequence of the “close contact” on the plane last July 18 with an Italian journalist who found positive at Covid.
“This morning the Japanese Government, through the Organizing Committee of the Games, informed CONI that 13 people from the Italian delegation had declared ‘close contact’, including six athletes and seven officials. The athletes are some representatives of the boxing and diving delegations. and skateboard “. In the note of Cones it is “immediately clarified that this position of ‘close contact’ does not impact on the participation in the Games of these athletes, as the law provides that they can continue to train and compete by carrying out a molecular swab six hours before the race. The procedure has already started. immediately after the official communication to the Coni. Furthermore, inside the village the athletes, although in fiduciary isolation – it is written in the press release – will continue to regularly carry out all their preparatory activities for the Olympic competitions following only specific procedural precautions regarding the meals and transfers to the competition facilities “. The Coni “is working at the highest levels to guarantee athletes, unfortunately involved in this discomfort not caused by their behavior, the best conditions, including psychological ones, to overcome this particular moment of difficulty quickly and without aggravating it. of privacy, Coni will not communicate the names of the athletes involved “.