Two athletes living in the Olympic Village have tested positive for COVID-19, the first to do so with the Tokyo Games opening on Friday.
Games organisers confirmed the positive tests on Sunday and both were listed as non-Japanese. No names or other details were provided.
Organisers on Sunday also said another athlete had tested positive but this person was not residing in the Olympic Village.
This athlete was also identified as "non-Japanese."
An International Olympic Committee member from South Korea tested positive for COVID19 on arrival in Tokyo for the Olympic Games and has been isolated.
Ryu Seung-min, who won the Olympic table tennis gold in men's singles in 2004, was diagnosed with the virus after landing at Narita International Airport on Saturday.
"The IOC has been informed about the positive COVID-19 test result of IOC member Ryu Seung-min upon arrival in Japan," an IOC spokesperson said.
"He is currently in the isolation facility, where he will stay until the Japanese authorities decide that he is able to leave his room.
"The IOC is relieved to hear that all protocols have been properly followed which led to the detection of the case. We wish him a speedy recovery."
Olympics organisers on Saturday reported the first case of COVID-19 at the athletes' village, along with 14 other new cases connected to the Games that begin next week, raising fresh doubts over promises of a "safe and secure" event.
Ryu, who is part of the IOC's athletes' commission, said he had tested negative twice before travelling to Japan.
"I am completely asymptomatic, which probably has to do with the fact that I am vaccinated," South Korean media quoted Ryu as saying in a social media post which was subsequently deleted.
Organisers say since July 1, 55 people linked to the Olympics have reported positive tests.
The Olympic Village on Tokyo Bay will house 11,000 Olympic athletes and thousands of other support staff.
Tokyo recorded 1410 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, the highest in six months. It was the 28th straight day that cases were higher than seven days previous.
The Olympics will open on Friday under a state of emergency in Tokyo and three neighbouring prefectures. The emergency order lasts until August 22.
The Olympics close on August 8.
- with AP
Australian Associated Press
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