Czech Olympic Team Investigates Charter Flight After 4 Athletes Test Positive

Czech Olympic Team Investigates Charter Flight After 4 Athletes Test Positive

Czech Olympic Team Investigates Charter Flight After 4 Athletes Test Positive Czech Olympic officials are looking into a cluster of coronavirus cases that are linked to a charter flight that brought a contingent of athletes and staff to Japan. The country's team has six coronavirus cases in total. A doctor who was on the flight was reportedly among the first to test positive. As of late Thursday, four athletes had also tested positive for the coronavirus. Road cyclist Michal Schlegel is the latest athlete to test positive, joining a list that includes two beach volleyball players and a table tennis player. Schlegel will not be able to compete in Saturday's Olympic road race, the Czech Olympic Committee said. Another athlete who tested positive is beach volleyball player Markéta Nausch Sluková, who will miss her match that was also slated for Saturday. The national team says it's urgently investigating the flight, which brought a large part of the Czech Olympic delegation to Tokyo last week. In a sign of how deep the suspicions about the flight run, after Schlegel's test was …
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