American record holder and legend pole vaulter Sam Kendricks is out of the 2021 Olympics after testing positive for Covid-19 today. They can retest in six days, but it will be too late by that point. Sam is NOT sick and is isolated at this point, states that he has no symptoms.
“Per the USOPC’s announcement, U.S. pole vaulter Sam Kendricks has tested positive for COVID-19 and is therefore ineligible to compete at the Tokyo Games. He and his close contacts were immediately notified and protocols were activated to isolate the athlete. We are following the USOPC and TOCOG’s guidance on next steps to ensure the safety of the remainder of our delegation, and to offer support to Sam.” – USATF