The Japanese government is looking for the 20-year-old weightlifter Julius Ssekitoleko. The Ugandan disappeared from the hotel in the Japanese city of Izumisano, where he was preparing for the Tokyo Olympics with a number of compatriots.
He didn‘t show up taking the daily corona-virus test, nor did he prove to be in his hotel room.
It’s not the first time the Ugandans speak of themselves. One of the athletes tested positive on arrival at Tokyo Airport last week, although he submitted a negative test result 72 hours prior to departure to Japan. The Ugandan was obliged to quarantine.
The other members of the Olympic delegation were allowed to continue their way to Izumisano, near Osaka by bus. The Ugandans take action on boxing, weightlifting and swimming parts during the Olympics.
Corona at Nigerians and De Minaur
A member of the Nigerian Olympic delegation was hospitalized with corona, as it was announced today. The Nigerian delegation member had mild complaints and tested positive. He was taken to the hospital as a precaution.
The Australian Olympic Committee reported earlier in the day that tennis player Alex de Minaur, number 17 in the world, tested positive for corona before his scheduled departure for Japan. He needs to stay home right now.