Mississippi pole vaulter Sam Kendricks was ruled out of the games on Thursday after a positive test. Govit-19 Before track and field events.
But Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss, suggested that the test that knocked him out of the competition was “almost a false positive”.
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“This is an injustice that can be further rectified if the Olympic Committee is fair,” Wicker said The Senate announced on the floor Then Thursday.
Kendricks, Wicker disqualified, said, “His test is one of thousands of tests administered daily, and it could have been a blueprint!”
“I am angry and resentful that a young athlete is unjustly missing out on the opportunity to show his talent to the world and win a gold medal for his country,” Wicker added.
International Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Adams told a news conference on Friday that every athlete competing in the Games is considered the same. This includes immediate reconsideration if their saliva test is positive for Covit-19.
“I can’t talk about the personal case, but this is what happens in all cases,” Adams said.
“He and everyone else will be subjected to the same strict ethics because it is important to give everyone confidence. For obvious reasons, we cannot make exceptions for individuals. Everyone must follow the rules, I fear.”
But the IOC said on Friday it would make an effort to improve the conditions of athletes landing in corona virus isolation. It comes after Dutch taekwondo competitor Reshmi Okinck described the isolation as an “Olympic prison” on Instagram.
Kendricks, 28, a two-time world pole vault champion, is one of America’s first hope of winning a gold medal in track and field at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday.
Wicker said that before Kendricks there was Covit-19 and that it must be immune. But it is not clear whether Kendricks was vaccinated, and he did not respond directly to a question when Zoom called reporters on June 14. The Wall Street Journal Announced.
A native of Mississippi and the first lieutenant in the U.S. military presence, Kentricks created something memorable. Moments at the Rio Games When he stopped in the middle, he set up his pole and drew attention when he heard the American national anthem being played during a medal ceremony on the other side of the stage.
Team USA vaccination rate is 83 percent, which says 100 American athletes have not been found in Tokyo.
In contrast, only 27 percent of the Japanese population is vaccinated Recent statistics.
And in recent days, Registration numbers of new Govt cases It has been reported in Tokyo that it is a state of emergency, with the result that all fans are banned from watching athletes compete in the Olympics.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government registered 3,300 new positive Govt-19 cases on Friday, a slight decline from the 3,865 new cases reported on Thursday.
The Japanese government has declared a state of emergency in three provinces around Tokyo and in the city of Osaka.
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