Rehak Stefecekova, a 37-year-old police officer, won silver medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympics, and missed Rio in 2016 due to the birth of his son.
The IOC’s medical director said the COVID-19 case at the Tokyo Olympics did not burden the city’s medical system.
From July 1st to Wednesday, 198 people certified for the Tokyo Olympics tested positive for COVID-19, 23 of whom were athletes, according to people familiar with the matter. Three of the new cases from Wednesday were athletes staying in the Olympic Village.
Olympic organizers say two out of 198 people are being treated in hospitals. Neither of these two cases is serious.
Medical director Richard Budgett says athlete care is provided by the medical staff of their own team and the village polyclinic.
He states that he is convinced by Japanese residents that “the Olympics are running without actually affecting their essential secondary care and hospital provision.”
Meanwhile, Tokyo reported 3,177 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, a record high, surpassing 3,000 for the first time.
According to experts, the Tokyo epidemic is being driven by new, more contagious delta variants of the virus. There is no evidence that the disease has been transmitted from Olympic participants to the general public.
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