Greece's artistic swimming team to miss Olympics after COVID outbreak
Greece's entire 12-woman artistic swimming team is out of the Tokyo Olympic Games due to an outbreak of COVID-19 among the group.
Driving the news: Tokyo Games organizers confirmed Wednesday that five members of the Greek team had tested positive for the virus and that their teammates were considered close contacts.
What they're saying: Tokyo Games spokesperson Takaya Masa said the entire team was now quarantining outside the Olympic village.
- "We judged the monitoring had to be strengthened, and it was decided to do it outside the village," Takaya said.
By the numbers: There were 29 new coronavirus cases among Olympics personnel on Wednesday, the most in a day since they started tracking on July 1, USA Today notes. These included four athletes — another single day high.
The big picture: Since July 1, 299 people connected to the Olympics have tested positive for COVID-19 — including 179 Japanese residents and 120 nonresidents, according to the latest tally from Tokyo Games officials.
- Most have been Olympics workers, rather than athletes.
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