9:00 AM PDT, July 17, 2021
The Olympics have not yet started, but there is already one confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Olympic village that has been reported.
So far, the person is unidentified, but CNN states that Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto confirmed the information at a news conference.
The person is a non-resident of Japan, but they have been involved in organizing the Games. The individual is now quarantining outside of the village.
In addition, there have been 45 COVID-19 cases linked to the games, with several officials, contractors, and athletes testing positive.
Since there will be over 11,000 athletes at the Olympics, there is concern about the games becoming a super spreader event. So far, about 85 percent of the athletes have been vaccinated.
In March, it was announced that overseas fans would not be allowed in the stands. And recently, it was decided that there will be no spectators in attendance during the games period.
The Olympics will take place in Tokyo from July 23 to August 8.