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UPDATE: Guinea Reverses Course, Back in For Tokyo Olympics

After initially withdrawing from the Olympics on Wednesday, Guinea has announced that it will send a delegation of 5 athletes to Tokyo afterall.

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La estrella rusa Ilya Borodin se pierde los Juegos Olímpicos por coger Covid-19

Borodin, actual campeón de Europa y plusmarquista mundial junior de 400 estilos, se perderá los Juegos Olímpicos tras dar positivo por Covid-19.

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Lithuanian Swimmer Cleared of False Positive COVID Test in Japan

While the name of the athlete who tested positive has not been revealed, only one member of the Lithuanian swim team fits the description given by officials.

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Tokyo Olympic Chief: Cancellation Remains On The Table As COVID Cases Rise

Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto has confirmed that the Olympic Games could still be cancelled as COVID-19 case numbers are on the rise.

Giaan Rooney Hands Over Australian Olympic Commentating Duties to Leisel Jones

Rooney shared via social media that Leisel Jones will take over her commentating duties for Australia at the Tokyo 2020 Games.

First Athlete COVID Positives in Olympic Village 5 Days From Opening Ceremony

After the first non-athlete case was reported, the first athletes tested positive for COVID-19 five days before the Olympic opening ceremony.

Tokyo 2020: Confermato Il Primo Caso di Covid-19 Nel Villaggio Olimpico

E’ stato confermato oggi il primo caso di Covid-19 all’interno del villaggio Olimpico di Tokyo 2020. Si tratta di un funzionario

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Russia Withdraws from European Jr. OW Championships Amid New Quarantine Rules

Amid a rise in coronavirus cases in Russia, organizers of the European Junior Swimming Championships implemented new quarantine requirements on their athletes

IOC President Bach Says Cancelling Olympics Never “Really An Option”

Thomas Bach told Kyodo News that cancelling the Olympic Games was never an option for the IOC, despite it being the much more difficult and expensive route.

IOC President Bach Supports Japan’s Decision To Not Have Spectators at Olympics

IOC President Thomas Bach has released a video to athletes addressing the country of Japan’s decision to hold the 2020 Olympic Games without spectators.

Positive COVID Tests Force French, Croatians Out of Day 4 Heats At Euro Juniors

France and Croatia had a combined 18 swims scheduled for Thursday morning’s prelims and they were all no-shows, reportedly due to positive COVID-19 tests.

Tokyo Olympic Venues Will Have No Spectators; Japan Enters State of Emergency

All venues in the Japanese capital will have no fans during the Olympic Games as the country enters its fourth state of emergency.

Spectators In Doubt For Olympics As Japan Prepares State of Emergency

Whether or not fans will be allowed to attend the Olympics hinges on the restrictions put in place for Japan’s state of emergency.

COVID-19 Cases Continue To Rise In Tokyo As Olympics Draw Near

Fan attendance at the Olympic Games is now in doubt after Tokyo’s recent surge in coronavirus cases.

Townsville Crew Of Chalmers, Horton & Company Cleared Of COVID-19

Reigning 100m free Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers was among a small group of Aussiesvisiting Magnetic Island when it was declared a coronavirus hotspot.