Olympics: Team GB athletes isolating in Tokyo ahead of Games

EIGHT members of the Team GB athletics squad are self-isolating after being identified as close contacts of an individual who has tested positive in Tokyo.

The individual, who is not from the Team GB delegation, tested positive on arrival to the Japanese capital ahead of the Games starting on Friday.

The group are in self-isolation in their rooms at the association’s preparation camp, having all tested negative upon their arrival in Japan, and are under the supervision of the Team GB medical team.

Elsewhere, two South-African footballers, Thabiso Monyane and Kamohelo Mahlatsi, have become the first athletes to test positive in the athletes village.

Organisers in Tokyo say 21 South Africa players and officials have been identified as close contacts and they are now all confined to their rooms in the Olympic village, taking daily PCR tests.

All the results on Sunday were negative and as long as that continues, the squad will be will be allowed to train in a bubble ahead of their match against Japan on Thursday.

Among the 22,000 people accredited to attend the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, 62 have tested positive with 29 of those having already arrived from abroad.

The Opening Ceremony takes place on Saturday morning BST as the delayed Games finally arrives.

NO fans are able to travel and no spectators will be in attendance at any of the events in Tokyo.

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