American gymnastics alternate tests positive at Olympics

Tokyo Olympics
Posted at 8:41 AM, Jul 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-19 08:41:01-04

TOKYO (AP) — The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee says an alternate on the United States women’s gymnastics team has tested positive for COVID-19 in a training camp in Japan.

The USOPC did not say if Olympic champion Simone Biles or any of the other favorites to win gold were isolated because of contact tracing.

The positive test was the latest in growing line of daily reports of athletes and others testing positive at the pandemic-delayed Olympics. The unnamed gymnast was the first American.