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Mexican delegation begins to arrive at Tokyo Olympic Village

The Olympic Games begin in less than a week amid the coronavirus pandemic in the country, but most of the Mexican Olympians have arrived in Tokyo.

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Mexican delegation begins to arrive at Tokyo Olympic Village

The Tokyo Olympic Games opening ceremony is scheduled for 23 July and this will be the largest sporting event in the world amid the coronavirus pandemic. Currently the city of Tokyo is under a new state of emergency, so strict measures will be taken to prevent the increase of coronavirus cases amongst the athletes competing.

The Mexican delegation is ready to compete

Mexico is looking to make history in this Olympic Games and the soccer team, the softball team, archery, rowing, swimming, and some members of the equestrian staff have already arrived at the Olympic Village. In the next few hours it is expected that the rest of the Mexican delegation (boxing, badminton, wright lifters, taekwondo, beach volleyball, swimmers, artistic gymnastics and judo) arrives ahead of the start of their respective competitions.

Due to the strict measures established by the Tokyo health department, the athletes have to arrive at the Olympic Village five days before their competition starts and once they are done participating they have to return immediately to their country. In the past, the athletes were given some days off to wander around the city, but not on this occasion.

First case reported in the Olympic Village

Today it was reported the first coronavirus case inside the Olympic Village and there is a growing fear that more athletes will test positive before the campaign starts. The organizing committee officials have not revealed the identity of the person infected, but that person is quarantined in a hotel room.