The positive results were confirmed by organizers on Sunday, but they didn't identify any of the athletes beyond stating that they were not Japanese. Later, the South African Football Association confirmed that there were three COVID-19 patients in its delegation. This included two players and an analyst.
SAFA stated that the players were defender Thabiso Montyane, and midfielder Kamohelo Malatsi.
Mxolisi Sibam, the team manager, stated that the South African soccer team had been placed in quarantine and was awaiting results from further tests on players and backroom staff.
South Africa will play Japan in the first match of the men's soccer competition at Tokyo Stadium on Thursday.
Sunday's announcement by organizers also stated that another athlete had been positive, but that this individual was not living in the Olympic Village. The athlete was also identified by the "non-Japanese" tag.
On Sunday, also, the International Olympic Committee's first member was positive. On Saturday, he passed a positive test at Tokyo's airport.
The International Olympic Committee confirmed his test and named him Ryu Seungmin from South Korea. He was awarded an Olympic gold medal for table tennis at the 2004 Olympics.
According to reports, he was being kept in isolation. According to reports, he was suffering from symptoms.
Thomas Bach, President of IOC, stated last week that there was no risk of athletes from the village contracting the virus through contact with Japanese or other village residents.
Tegla Loroupe (ex-distance runner), is now the chief of mission for the IOC Refugee Olympic Team. Two people who are familiar with her condition told The Associated Press that she tested positive for COVID-19.
Before Loroupe was positive, the team was to leave Doha, Qatar for Tokyo. Many are expected to arrive in Tokyo in the coming days, despite delays by the team.
According to sources, Loroupe is expected stay behind. They requested anonymity because they were not authorized to disclose any medical information.
According to organizers, 55 individuals linked to the Olympics have submitted positive tests since July 1. This does not include athletes and others who may have arrived at training camps, but are not yet in the "jurisdiction of the organizing committee."
Tokyo Bay's Olympic Village will be home to 11,000 Olympic athletes as well as thousands of support staff.
Tokyo had 1,008 COVID-19 new cases reported on Sunday. This was the 29th consecutive day of cases that were more than seven days ago. This was also the fifth consecutive day of more than 1,000 cases.
Under a state emergency in Tokyo and three of its neighboring prefectures, the Olympics will open Friday. The emergency order will remain in effect until August 22. The Olympics will close on August 8.
All Olympic events in Tokyo have been closed to fans from all over the world, including those from overseas. Some venues in the outlying areas may allow local fans.
Around 200 protestors gathered outside Shinjuku station, central Tokyo on Sunday. They waved signs reading "No Olympics." This was just one of a number of protests that have taken place over the past few months against the Games.
Protester KaroiTodo stated that they were not just protesting the Olympics. "We oppose the government in general -- it ignores human rights and our right for life. Infections are on the rise. It is not possible to do the Olympics.
Keigo Oyamada is a Japanese composer whose music will be part of Friday's Opening Ceremony. He has since apologized for bullying his classmate as a child.
Japanese media reported that a child with disabilities was being abused. This prompted a social media backlash. Since the opening ceremony production, there has been a call to his resignation.