/ 19 July 2021

Anyone else in Locky D?

Only Australia’s Olympic track and field team, albeit briefly on Saturday… The COVID scare involved an official who flew from Melbourne to the team’s pre-Games training camp in Cairns, returning an inconclusive test. The official later tested negative, and that allowed the athletes to be let out hours later. More than half of Team Australia have arrived in Japan (and Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk gets there today…) ahead of the competition, which kicks off later this week. Not that things will be seamless… Two teammates in the Olympic Village from an unnamed country were confirmed to have COVID yesterday. Another athlete not yet in the Village and a South Korean member of the International Olympic Committee also tested positive. Games chief Seiko Hashimoto said plans are in place to respond to any COVID situation in the coming 3 weeks.

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