Olympics Latest: 153 test positive for COVID since July 1

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TOKYO (AP) — The Latest connected the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking spot nether dense restrictions aft a year’s hold due to the fact that of the coronavirus pandemic:


Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics accidental 153 radical accredited for the Games person tested affirmative for COVID-19 successful Japan since July 1.

The full includes 19 athletes who tested affirmative successful Japan from July 1 done Sunday. Some of those athletes are residents of the Olympic Village, wherever 16 radical person tested positive.

Those radical near the flat blocks overlooking Tokyo Bay to enactment successful quarantine hotels.


The International Tennis Federation says Dutch subordinate Jean-Julien Rojer has tested affirmative for COVID-19 and been withdrawn from the doubles tourney with spouse Wesley Koolhof.

The eighth-seeded brace were scheduled to play Marcus Daniell and Michael Venus of New Zealand. Daniell and Venus received a walkover into the quarterfinals.

Rojer has been placed successful isolation.


A 2nd judo jock has dropped retired of the Olympics earlier facing Israel’s Tohar Butbul successful the 73-kilogram division.

Olympic officials accidental Sudan’s Mohamed Abdalrasool didn’t amusement up to look Butbul successful their circular of 32 bout Monday contempt weighing successful for the bout earlier.

The International Judo Foundation didn’t instantly denote a crushed wherefore Abdalrasool didn’t compete, and the governing assemblage didn’t respond to requests for comment. Sudanese Olympic officials besides didn’t instantly comment.

Algeria’s Fethi Nourine was sent location from the Tokyo Games and suspended by the IJF connected Saturday aft helium withdrew to debar a imaginable circular of 32 matchup with Butbul. Nourine was expected to look Abdalrasool for the close to conscionable Butbul.

Abdalrasool is the world’s 469th-ranked judoka successful his value class, portion the accomplished Butbul is seventh.

Nourine besides discontinue the World Judo Championships successful 2019 close earlier helium was scheduled to look Butbul.


Momiji Nishiya of Japan has won the archetypal ever Olympic skateboard contention for women.

The 13-year-old gave the big federation a expanse of golds successful the thoroughfare lawsuit a time aft after Yuto Horigome won the men’s event.

Rayssa Leal, a 13-year-old from Brazil, won the silver. That’s her country’s 2nd successful skateboarding aft Brazilian Kelvin Hoefler took metallic connected Sunday successful the men’s event.

The women’s bronze went to Funa Nakayama, besides from Japan.


The men’s volleyball squad from Russia has beaten the United States successful pool-play action.

The Russians took power erstwhile they held disconnected 2 lucifer points earlier taking the 2nd acceptable 27-25 to spell up 2-0. The Americans rallied to triumph the 3rd acceptable earlier falling 25-23 successful the last acceptable for their archetypal nonaccomplishment of the tournament.

The U.S. had swept France successful its opening excavation play match. The ROC squad is present 2-0 aft beating Argentina successful their archetypal match.

In an earlier excavation play lucifer Monday, Iran bushed Venezuela 3-0 for its 2nd consecutive win.


Naomi Osaka is into the 3rd circular of the Tokyo tennis tournament.

The big country’s superstar stepped up her crippled erstwhile she needed to successful a 6-3, 6-2 triumph implicit 49th-ranked Viktorija Golubic of Switzerland to scope the past 16 astatine Ariake Tennis Park.

The second-ranked Osaka volition adjacent look either 2019 French Open runner-up Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic oregon Mihaela Buzarnescu of Romania.


The men’s surfing contention astatine the Olympics has been delayed 90 minutes owed to debased tide astatine Tsurigasaki beach, astir 90 miles eastbound of Tokyo.

The International Surfing Association, the sport’s Olympic governing body, said debased tide combined with the shifting upwind has destabilized the prime of the surf conditions for the sport’s large debut.

The telephone came astatine the extremity of the 8 1-on-1 heats for the women’s competition, and present the men’s crippled is pushed backmost to commencement astatine 1:18 p.m. section time.

Such delays are not antithetic successful competitory surfing, arsenic it is possibly the lone organized athletics that is some babelike connected an uncontrollable adaptable — the upwind — and defined by a literal uneven playing tract — the ocean.



Caeleb Dressel is disconnected connected his quest for six swimming golden medals astatine the Tokyo Games, starring disconnected an American triumph successful the men’s 4×100-meter freestyle relay.

Dressel gave the U.S. a pb it ne'er relinquished, swimming the archetypal limb successful a blistering 47.26 seconds.

Blake Pieroni and Bowe Becker kept the Americans retired beforehand earlier Zach Apple turned successful an anchor limb of 46.69 to permission nary uncertainty astatine the end.

The U.S. won successful 3 minutes, 08.97 seconds, the third-fastest relay successful history. Italy took the metallic successful 3:10.11, with the bronze going to Australia successful 3:10.22.



Australia’s Ariarne Titmus has defeated American Katie Ledecky successful the 400-meter freestyle astatine the Tokyo Olympics.

Titmus won 1 of the astir anticipated races of the games, capturing the golden medal with the second-fastest clip successful history.

Titmus, who trailed by astir a afloat body-length astatine the halfway people of the eight-lap race, turned connected the velocity to interaction successful 3 minutes, 56.69 seconds.

Defending Olympic champion and world-record holder Ledecky settled for the metallic this clip successful 3:57.36 — the fourth-fastest clip ever recorded.

No 1 other was adjacent close. The bronze went to China’s Li Bingjie successful 4:01.08.



Britain’s Adam Peaty has repeated arsenic Olympic champion successful the men’s 100-meter breaststroke astatine the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.

Peaty was possibly the surest champion astatine the Olympic pool, being the archetypal antheral to interruption some 58 and 57 seconds successful his signature event. He posted the fifth-fastest clip successful past (57.37 seconds) to stroke distant the field.

Arno Kamminga of the Netherlands claimed the metallic successful 58.00, portion the bronze went to Italy’s Nicolo Martinenghi successful 58.33. American Michael Andrew was adjacent successful 58.84 — the 2nd consecutive last successful which a U.S. swimmer finished 4th and was denied a medal.


The Olympic archery docket has been altered for Tuesday owed to expected precocious upwind and rainfall from a forecasted typhoon.

The greeting sessions involving first- and second-round matches are officially delayed until noon section clip astatine the Yumenoshima Park Archery Field. But the day league has been postponed.

The program is to marque up the matches Wednesday and Thursday. The idiosyncratic finals for the men and women astatine the Tokyo Games are inactive scheduled for Friday and Saturday.

It’s the archetypal clip the Olympic archery scheduled has been majorly influenced by weather, according to World Archery. At the 2008 Beijing Games, determination was an hr delay.



Maggie MacNeil has captured Canada’s archetypal golden medal astatine the excavation with a triumph successful the women’s 100-meter butterfly.

The reigning satellite champion touched archetypal successful 55.59 seconds, edging retired China’s Zhang Yufei (55.64) for the apical spot. Australia’s Emma McKeon took the bronze successful 55.72, beating American teen Torri Huske by one-hundredth of a second.

Huske went retired fast, arsenic is her style, and appeared to beryllium adjacent to the beforehand with astir 10 meters to go. But she faded connected her last strokes and conscionable missed a spot connected the podium.

The U.S. squad was denied a medal for the archetypal clip successful the swimming competition.

Defending champion and world-record holder Sarah Sjöström of Sweden was seventh.


NBC says an estimated 17 cardinal radical successful the United States watched the opening ceremonial for the Tokyo Olympics, down 36% from the kickoff to the Rio de Janeiro Games 5 years ago.

Nielsen says the 17 cardinal includes radical who watched the ceremonial unrecorded connected NBC oregon online erstwhile it aired Friday greeting and those who saw an edited mentation connected NBC successful premier clip that night.

NBC was incapable to interruption down however galore radical watched unrecorded and however galore saw the prime-time version. The 26.7 cardinal who saw the Rio opening ceremonial included some tv and online viewership.

Nine years ago, erstwhile the Summer Olympics were held successful London, the opening ceremonial drew a record-setting U.S. assemblage of 40.7 cardinal people.

It’s hard to archer however overmuch the sluggish commencement to the Tokyo Games reflects decreased involvement successful the Olympics, which were delayed a twelvemonth due to the fact that of the COVID-19 pandemic, oregon profound changes successful however Americans ticker television. With the detonation of streaming arsenic an alternative, ratings for unrecorded tv person dropped sharply implicit the past 5 years.



Norway’s Kristian Blummenfelt has won the men’s triathlon successful a clip of 1 hour, 45 minutes and 4 seconds, 11 seconds up of Britain’s Alex Yee.

New Zealand’s Hayden Wilde was third.

Blummenfelt is the archetypal Norwegian to medal successful triathlon, which combines swimming, cycling and running. He finished 13th successful the Rio Games successful 2016.

Blummenfelt was successful 5th aft the 1,500-meter aquatics and 40-kilometer cycling legs of the contention earlier surging to the triumph successful the last stage.

Britain’s Jonathan Brownlee, who won metallic successful Rio and bronze successful London successful 2012, finished sixth.


Defending champion Fiji has opened the men’s Olympic rugby sevens contention with a 24-19 comeback triumph implicit Japan.

The highly favored Fijians scored successful the opening 30 seconds of the tournament, with Jiuta Wainiqolo posting the archetypal points aft Japan failed to power the shot from the kickoff.

The Fijians went adjacent to doubling the pb but Wainiqolo’s attempted one-handed pickup disconnected the crushed resulted successful Japan skipper Chihito Matsui moving three-quarters of the tract to equalize for the hosts.

The Fijians regained the pb but, aft the half-time siren sounded, Japan’s Fiji-born Lote Tuqiri crossed to springiness the hosts a astonishing 14-12 pb astatine the break.

Japan, a astonishment semifinalist erstwhile rugby sevens made its Olympic debut successful 2016, extended the borderline to 7 points aboriginal successful the 2nd fractional earlier Fiji responded with 2 tries and had 1 disallowed aft the full-time siren to clinch the win.

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