Two More Team USA Members Test Positive for Covid-19 Ahead of Tokyo Olympics


An update on the members of Team USA who’ve tested positive for the Coronavirus ahead of the Tokyo Olympics. Yesterday, it was revealed that U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Alternate Kara Eaker a member of the U.S. Artistic Gymnastics team tested positive for the virus on Sunday. Her father confirmed the news yesterday stating that she had multiple tests come back positive after arriving in Japan. Eaker has shown no symptoms and was fully vaccinated before leaving the U.S. She’ll be isolated in a hotel for 10 days before being able to return to the United States. A second alternate for team USA, Leanne Wong, is also in isolation after having close contact with Eaker. According to coach Al Fong, Wong has not been vaccinated and currently has no symptoms.

In addition to Eaker, Katie Lou Samuelson a member of the U.S. Olympic 3×3 Women’s Basketball team also tested positive and announced the news on Instagram. Samuelson was fully vaccinated. It was also announced yesterday that U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball player Zach LaVine will not travel with the team to Japan as planned because of health and safety protocols. No further details were released but USA Basketball hopes that LaVine will be able to join the team overseas later this week. The number of Coronavirus cases linked to the games has risen to 61.