At the Olympics – the daily maximum of coronavirus infection |  News from Germany about events in the world |  DW

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At the Olympics – the daily maximum of coronavirus infection |  News from Germany about events in the world |  DW

At the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday, July 29, 24 cases of coronavirus infection were recorded – and among the infected there were 3 athletes. This was announced on Thursday by the organizers of the Games. This is the absolute maximum infection during the Games, starting from the first day of measurements – July 1. The total number of infections in the Olympics is approaching 200.

At the same time, the maximum number of infections was noted in Tokyo: 3177 cases per day were recorded there the day before. At the same time, the International Olympic Committee sees no connection between the Olympics and the outbreak in Tokyo. According to representatives of the organization, not a single case of transmission of the virus from an athlete or employee at the Olympics to the Japanese population is known.

Among German athletes, the coronavirus has so far been detected only in cyclist Simon Geschke. At the same time, the names of the Olympians in whom the coronavirus was detected on July 29 are still kept secret.

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  • Olympic mascots

    Tokyo 2021

    At the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, which were supposed to take place in 2020, but which had to be postponed to the summer of 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the athletes’ mascots will be Miraytova (which means the future and eternity) and Someichi (one of the types of blooming sakura).

  • Olympic mascots

    Munich 1972

    The first official mascot in the history of the Olympic Games was the Waldi dachshund. It was the animals that most often became the symbolic attribute of the Olympics. The dog was chosen because of its hunting qualities, which every real athlete has – stamina, perseverance, dexterity.

  • Olympic mascots

    Montreal 1976

    A Canadian beaver named Amik has become a mascot in Montreal. Amik also means beaver in the native language of Canada. This animal is the national symbol of the country.

  • Olympic mascots

    Moscow 1980

    At the 1980 Summer Olympics, which took place in Russia (then the USSR), the brown bear was chosen as the official mascot. Bear Misha has become a favorite of millions.

  • Olympic mascots

    Los Angeles 1984

    At the Olympic Games in the United States, the national symbol of the country, the eagle, became the mascot. Eaglet Sam was put on a top hat painted in the colors of the American flag.

  • Olympic mascots

    Seoul 1988

    At the first Olympic Games in South Korea, the Amur tiger became the mascot – a very friendly-looking tiger. The Hodori tiger cub was wearing a traditional black hat over his ear.

  • Olympic mascots

    Barcelona 1992

    A puppy named Kobe became the mascot of the Barcelona Olympic Games. The Catalan Sheepdog became its prototype. There has been much debate about this similarity. TAZ reporters then wrote: “Kobe could just as well be a pig.”

  • Olympic mascots

    Atlanta 1996

    At the 1996 Olympics, a fictional character became the mascot for the first time. The strange creature received an equally strange name – Izzy, which comes from “Whatizit?” or “What is it?” (“What is it?”).

  • Olympic mascots

    Sydney 2000

    Meet Ollie, Sid and Millie. Kookabara, platypus and echidna are all found only in Australia. Why are there three mascots in Australia at once? This was associated with the entry into the third millennium.

  • Olympic mascots

    Athens 2004

    Phoebus and Athena were chosen to honor the Greek gods. They resembled antique dolls in shape.

  • Olympic mascots

    Beijing 2008

    The five figures represent the five Olympic rings. The first syllables of the names of the mascots of the Beijing Olympic Games (we will not list them all) mean: “Beijing welcomes you!”

  • Olympic mascots

    London 2012

    The mascots of the 2012 Summer Olympics, which took place in London, were Wenlock and Mandeville. They symbolize digitalization and technological progress.

  • Olympic mascots

    Rio de Janeiro 2016

    The official mascots of the competition are Vinicius and Tom. These are collective images that personify the flora and fauna of Brazil.

    Author: Bettina Bauman, Marina Borisova


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