On the day of the opening ceremony, the first shock for the German Olympic team.
An athlete was infected with the corona virus.
Tokyo - Well, that's going to be a good start.
On the day of the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, there was the first little bad news for the German athletes.
The German Olympic team has its first corona case.
Professional cyclist Simon Geschke (Berlin) tested positive for COVID-19.
The result was already confirmed on Friday evening by a subsequent PCR test by the organizing committee.
Geschke is therefore out of the road race on Saturday on Mount Fuji.
There now only the trio Maximilian Schachmann, Emanuel Buchmann and Nikias Arndt appear.
Olympia 2021: Professional cyclist Geschke tested positive - "A very black day for me"
Geschke will also not be available as a substitute for the individual time trial on July 28th.
“It is really hard to be taken out of the race so shortly before the competition,” said Geschke and added: “I have complied with all hygiene rules to the best of my knowledge and belief.
I feel good physically, but emotionally it's a very black day for me.
All I can do now is to wish the guys a very strong race tomorrow. "
All the other twelve members of the German team, who are staying in the same hotel as Geschke, had tested negative in their daily anti-gene tests - even the additional PCR tests carried out by the OK did not produce any positive results.
This applies in particular to Geschke's roommate Emanuel Buchmann.
The road cycling team is housed in a suburb. It is a hotel outside the Olympic Village and the Cycling Village.
(han / SID)