American gymnastics alternate tests positive at Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — An alternate on the United States women’s gymnastics team has tested positive for COVID-19 in an Olympic training camp in Japan.

Tokyo Olympics

The Olympic rings float on a barge ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 19, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

USA Gymnastics says Olympic champion Simone Biles was not affected but another alternate was placed into isolation because of contact tracing.

USA Gymnastics says “the Olympic athletes moved to separate lodging accommodations and a separate training facility.”

The positive test was the latest in a growing line of daily reports of athletes and others testing positive at the pandemic-delayed Olympics.

The unnamed gymnast was the first American.

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