IOC Criticised After Boxers At London Qualifier Test Positive For COVID-19

IOC Criticised After Boxers At London Qualifier Test Positive For COVID-19

Gozgec will make a formal complaint to the International Olympic Committee, with further reports that medical precautions both at the venue and at the hotel where the fighters stayed appeared inadequate.

In a letter sent to the board members of the European Boxing Confederation (EUBC), and accessed by the BBC, Gozgec wrote: "Two of our athletes (and a coach) have tested positive for (Covid-19) after returning to Turkey from London".

A Turkish boxer and trainer have the virus soon after attending the Olympic qualifying match in London, and the IOC claims it is 'not probable to know the resource of an infection'.

It continued for three days despite virtually every other sport being suspended because of the pandemic.

The Turkish boxing federation said a boxer and a trainer now have the virus after attending the Olympic qualifying tournament, which was stopped on March 16 after three of the scheduled 11 days.

On Tuesday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) along with the Japanese government chose to move the Tokyo games to 2021 due to the novel coronavirus outbreak and Pooja welcomed the decision.

He added: "I just want to know, when the whole world was on high alert, why they hosted this event?"

"There were no protective measures in the hotels we were staying, whether it be hygienic disinfectants, gloves or a warning sign", he said.

"They are all in treatment now and fortunately they are in good condition".

The Turkish boxing team returned to Turkey after the cancelation of an Olympic qualification event in the United Kingdom.

The IOC has dismissed any suggestion that it facilitated the spread of the coronavirus, saying it was "not aware of any link between the competition and the infection".

"Many participants were in independently organized training camps in Italy, Britain and in their home countries before the competition started on March 14 and have returned home a while ago", the Olympic body said.

The taskforce said safeguarding the athletes and officials had been the "top priority", with precautionary measures reportedly taken with the organising committee, medical experts and national health authorities.



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