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About 100 U.S. Athletes In Tokyo Unvaccinated

TOKYO, JAPAN - MARCH 19: A Tokyo 2020 Olympics banner is displayed on a building, on March 19, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. As Japanese and IOC officials continued to insist that the Games would go ahead as planned, Japans Deputy Prime Minister said on Wednesday that the Tokyo Olympics are cursed, as speculation grows that the Olympics will have to be postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

As Olympics Begin About 100 of the 613 U.S. athletes taking part in the Tokyo Olympics are not vaccinated against COVID-19, according to officials before Friday night’s opening ceremony.

Medical director Jonathon Finnoff said they are “quite happy” with that number. The COVID-19 pandemic has overshadowed the Games as strict protocols are in place and no fans are being allowed at any events.

So far, two members of Team USA are known to have tested positive: Beach volleyball player Taylor Crabb and Kara Eaker, an alternate on the gymnastics team.


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