The hottest sport on the morning of July 18: The Olympics appeared a case of Covid-19 infection

Sunday, July 18, 2021 00:08 AM (GMT+7)

(Sports news) Just one week before the start of the Olympic Games, the Tokyo Olympics had a series of incidents such as the appearance of a Covid-19 case, missing athletes.

A case of Covid-19 infection appeared in the Olympic athletes village

Toshiro Muto, head of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee, confirmed that he had just discovered a case of Covid-19 infection in the Olympic athletes village (this person’s identity is kept secret). This is the first case of Covid-19 infection within the Olympic athletes village alone. Previously, the organizers also recorded a total of 45 positive cases of Covid-19, including officials, athletes and staff related to the Olympics in Japan (from July 23 to August 8). .

Earlier, the Ugandan sports delegation announced that Julius Ssekitoleko, an athlete competing in weightlifting at the Tokyo Olympics, had disappeared just a few days after arriving in Japan. In the letter left, the 20-year-old athlete admitted that he wanted to stay in the “land of the rising sun” to find a job because life in Uganda was too difficult, the income from sports competition was not enough to cover life.

The Olympics recorded the first case of Covid-19 infection within the athletes’ village

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Max Verstappen wins pole in British GP

Recently, Max Verstappen has excelled in the British GP classification race. Behind the Red Bull driver are defending champion Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes), Charles Leclerc (Ferrari).

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British GP qualifying race results

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