A substitute for the U.S. women’s gymnastics team tested positive for coronavirus on Monday just days before the start of the Tokyo Olympics, according to U.S. Olympic officials.
The gymnast, who authorities have not publicly identified, tested positive while training for the games in Narita, about 35 miles east of Tokyo, according to city officials. She is between 10 and 19 years old.
After arriving in Japan on Thursday, the gymnasts stayed in their travel accommodations and trained at venues, but did not spend time in the city, according to the city. Another team member who was identified as a “close contact” of the gymnast was placed “on hold”.
The US Olympic and Paralympic Committee has identified the athlete as a replacement for the team.
“In accordance with local rules and protocols, the athlete was transferred to a hotel for quarantine. Out of respect for the privacy of the individual, we cannot provide further information at this time,” a the organization said in a statement.
No other details, including his condition, were available.
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