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The 2020 Tokyo Olympics was delayed one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the virus is still making an impact on the Games in 2021.

There are strict protocols in place for athletes in Tokyo, though some have already tested positive since arriving in Japan. A number of other would-be Olympians tested positive for COVID-19 before traveling to Tokyo and were forced to withdraw.

Here’s a full list of U.S. and international Olympians who tested positive for COVID-19 and Olympians who are isolating after close contact with COVID-positive individuals:

U.S. Olympians who have tested positive for COVID

Taylor Crabb

Crabb was set to compete in his first Olympic Games with beach volleyball partner Jake Gibb, however, he tested positive on July 21 while in Tokyo. His brother, Trevor, said Taylor is “fine and healthy and should be allowed to play in my personal opinion.”

Coco Gauff 

The 17-year-old tennis star will have to wait to compete in her first Olympics. Gauff announced on Twitter that she tested positive for COVID-19 on July 18.

“It has always been a dream of mine to represent the USA at the Olympics, and I hope there will be many more chances for me to make this come true in the future,” Gauff wrote in a statement.

Kara Eaker

 

Eaker was set to serve as an alternate for the U.S. women’s gymnastics team before testing positive on July 19. The U.S. women’s gymnastics team was already in Tokyo when Eaker tested positive. The alternate gymnasts were rooming together, but all athletes have since been moved to separate housing.

Katie Lou Samuelson 

Team USA was forced to replace Samuelson on its 3×3 basketball team after the Seattle Storm forward tested positive on July 19. Samuelson wrote in an Instagram post that she was “fully vaccinated and took every precaution,” but she’ll still be forced to stay home from Tokyo.

Bradley Beal

The Washington Wizards star was ruled out for the Tokyo Olympics after entering health and safety protocols on July 15. Beal played in three exhibition games for Team USA this month before he was ruled out.

Other Olympic athletes who have tested positive for COVID

Germany: Simon Geschke

German cyclist Simon Geschke has been ruled out of the men’s road race after testing positive for the coronavirus.

The German team says Geschke initially tested positive Friday and his result was confirmed by another test later in the day. Geschke was a stage winner on the Tour de France in 2015.

Netherlands: Candy Jacobs and Reshmie Oogink

Dutch skateboarder Candy Jacobs announced on Instagram Wednesday that she had tested positive and been sent into quarantine. Team Netherlands also announced Thursday that taekwondo athlete Reshmie Oogink and a rowing team staff member have tested positive and will quarantine for 10 days. Oogink said “this is the end of my career” following the positive test.

Great Britain: Amber Hill

Hill, the world’s No. 1 skeet shooter, tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of her departure for the Tokyo Games. Team Great Britain said it will not send another athlete to replace Hill in the skeet event, where she was a finalist at the 2016 Rio Games.

British tennis players Johanna Konta and Dan Evans previously withdrew as well after testing positive.

South Africa: Thabiso Monyane and Kamohelo Mahlatsi

Monyane and Mahlatsi were the first athletes inside the Olympic Village to test positive. The South African soccer duo traveled to Tokyo, as the nation was set to play host Japan in its first match on July 22. They have both been moved to a separate isolation facility on site in Tokyo.

Mexico: Hector Velazquez and Sammy Solis

Two Mexican baseball players tested positive at the team hotel prior to their departure for Tokyo, the country’s baseball federation announced on July 20. Velazquez and Solis tested positive on July 18 and have been in isolation as the rest of their teammates undergo further testing.

 

Czech Republic: Ondřej Perušič, Simon Nausch, Pavel Sirucek and Marketa Nausch-Slukova

Perušič, a beach volleyball player, and Nausch, a beach volleyball team trainer, both tested positive after arriving in Tokyo. Perušič’s positive test was confirmed on July 19, while Nausch’s came on July 20. Both have been removed from their designated rooms and sent to isolation.

Czech table tennis player Pavel Sirucek had to leave the Olympic Village and enter a quarantine hotel after testing positive. Marketa Nausch-Slukova then became the second beach volleyball player from the country to test positive.

Australia: Alex de Minaur

One of the top men’s tennis players in the world, De Minaur was selected to represent Australia in the Olympics before being forced to withdraw due to a positive test on July 10. The 22-year-old will have to wait for his Olympic debut, which could come as soon as 2024.

Olympic athletes who are out of COVID protocols

Zach LaVine (USA)

The Chicago Bulls guard entered health and safety protocols on July 19 and was forced to stay behind as the U.S. men’s basketball team flew to Tokyo. However, USA Basketball confirmed that LaVine has cleared the health and safety protocols and will be joining the team in Tokyo on July 22.

Leanne Wong (USA)

Wong was deemed a close contact of fellow U.S. women’s gymnastic alternate Kara Eaker. She is now self-isolating in Tokyo as she undergoes COVID-19 testing, hoping to return negative tests so she can rejoin her team in the Olympic Village and represent Team USA as an alternate gymnast.