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Australia statement – Australian track and field team gets it all clear

the full declaration from the Australian Olympic Committee:

Members of the Australian athletics team in the Tokyo Olympic Village have been allowed to resume their normal activities after isolating themselves in their rooms as a precaution.

The green light comes after three team members underwent PCR testing following casual brief contact with an American track and field athlete who had tested positive for Covid 19.

All three tested negative after undergoing a PCR test this afternoon, while teammates remained in their rooms in accordance with AOC Covid protocols.

The three, who are all vaccinated, self-declared when they learned the American athlete tested positive late in the morning. All of the trio’s daily tests in the Village had also given negative results.

All members of the Australian team at the Tokyo Games are tested daily.

Fifty-four (54) members of the track team (41 athletes and 13 officials) were subsequently allowed to leave after spending just over two hours in their rooms.

The three team members tested this afternoon are now isolated and will be tested daily. They will be allowed to resume training, subject to strict protocols that restrict their contact with others. At this point, all athletes should compete as scheduled.

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