May 25, 2024

Athens News

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Greek swimmers removed from competition after contracting COVID-19

The Greek Olympic Committee (HOC) said on Tuesday that Greece withdrew from the synchronized swimming competition at the Tokyo Olympics after four female athletes tested positive for COVID-19.

One athlete tested positive on Monday, and three more on Tuesday, which ultimately led the team to exclusion from the competition and forced the athletes to go to quarantine.

“The team has not contacted any other member of the Greek Olympic team from the very first day of entering the village for obvious reasons,” HOC said.

All athletes are subject to strict restrictions upon arrival in Japan as the country is battling a record number of infections and the Games are held without spectators.

Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday reported 18 new cases of COVID-19 related to the Games, bringing the total to 294 since July 1.

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