Czech PM blasts ‘scandal’ as five positive for COVID at Olympics

czech pm blasts scandal as five positive for covid at olympics

Sumary of Czech PM blasts ‘scandal’ as five positive for COVID at Olympics:

  • PRAGUE – The Czech Olympic team received sharp words from their prime minister on Thursday after five athletes and officials on the same flight to Tokyo tested positive for the coronavirus.
  • Prime Minister Andrej Babis called the situation “a scandal” as beach volleyball player Marketa Nausch Slukova became the third Czech athlete to test positive in the Olympic Village.
  • The player’s Austrian coach and husband Simon Nausch tested positive earlier this week along with another beach volleyball player, Ondrej Perusic, and table tennis hope Pavel Sirucek.
  • Czech Olympic team doctor Vlastimil Voracek had tested positive on arrival in Tokyo.
  • Czech Olympic Committee spokesman Tibor Alfoldi confirmed to AFP that all five were on the same flight.
  • Nausch Slukova’s positive test rules her and teammate Barbora Hermannova out of the Olympics.
  • “I don’t know what to say, I’m terribly disappointed,” Nausch Slukova, who was fifth at London 2012 with Kristyna Kolocova, said in a statement.

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