Two Olympic athletes test positive for COVID-19 – organisers

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Olympics 2020: from the sidelines
A member of security personnel stands guard in front of empty stands at Sapporo Dome in Sapporo, Japan, July 21, 2021. Picture taken July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

July 22, 2021

(Corrects to 12 new positive cases, not 11; and the total to 87.)

TOKYO (Reuters) – Tokyo 2020 Olympic organisers said on Thursday two athletes residing in the Olympic village tested positive for COVID-19.

The organisers announced 12 new positive cases overall, including the two athletes, bringing the total to 87.

(Reporting by Daniel Leussink; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)