37-year-old police officer Rehak Stefecekova won silver at the 2008 Games in Beijing and London in 2012, and missed Rio in 2016 due to the birth of her son.
The IOC medical director says COVID-19 cases at the Tokyo Games are not weighing on the city’s medical system.
Officials say that from July 1 through Wednesday, 198 people accredited for the Tokyo Games tested positive for COVID-19, including 23 athletes. Three of Wednesday’s new cases were athletes staying in the Olympic Village.
Olympic organizers say two of the 198 people are hospitalized. Neither of these two cases is serious.
Medical director Richard Budgett said athlete care was provided by medical staff from their own team and a village polyclinic.
He says he is convinced that “the Olympics are going on without really affecting essential secondary care and hospital provision” for residents of Japan.
Tokyo, meanwhile, reported 3,177 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, setting an all-time high and surpassing 3,000 for the first time.
Experts say the Tokyo push is being propelled by the new, more contagious delta variant of the virus. There is no evidence that the disease is transmitted from Olympic Games participants to the general public.