Tokyo Olympics: Trinidad & Tobago athletes ruled out after testing COVID-19 positive

Long jumper Andwuelle Wright and 400m hurdler Sparkle Ann McKnight have been transferred to hotel quarantine along with coach Wendell Williams after all three returned positive tests.

Representative Image: Tokyo Olympics organisers announced 27 Games-related coronavirus cases on Friday, the highest so far at the event.   -  AP

Two Trinidad and Tobago track and field athletes have been ruled out of the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19 in the Games Village, officials said on Friday.

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Long jumper Andwuelle Wright and 400m hurdler Sparkle Ann McKnight have been transferred to hotel quarantine along with coach Wendell Williams after all three returned positive tests, the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee said on its website.

The long jump and women's 400m hurdles start on Saturday. Tokyo Olympics organisers announced 27 Games-related coronavirus cases on Friday, the highest so far at the event.

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