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  • #61
    AHHHH this is where it was supposed to go. Thanks gh.

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    • #62
      Originally posted by LuckySpikes View Post
      Details & links for live streaming of Saturday's meeting in Trieste, Italy (amongst others) via https://forum.athleticsweekly.com/fo...4318#post24318

      Featured at Trieste is, by this summer's standards, a loaded women's 800 with 6 sub-2:00 women - 4 of them sub-1:58.5 - namely Muir, Reekie, Buchel, Lamote, Hynne & Hering.
      Wayde van Niekerk in the 100 & 400.
      WVN is out after reportedly testing + for COVID-19. Surely his luck has to change sometime?

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      • #63
        Originally posted by El Toro View Post

        WVN is out after reportedly testing + for COVID-19. Surely his luck has to change sometime?
        Oh no...what about his coach? I hope he wasn’t training with her at all because she is high risk given her age.

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        • #64
          The latest I have seen is that van Niekerk's second test came back negative, but he will not be allowed to compete.

          I have a lot of thoughts, but this probably is not the best thread for them... hoping for poor WVN's sake that he truly is virus-free and that he will remain healthy.

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          • #65
            Originally posted by polevaultpower View Post
            The latest I have seen is that van Niekerk's second test came back negative, but he will not be allowed to compete.

            I have a lot of thoughts, but this probably is not the best thread for them... hoping for poor WVN's sake that he truly is virus-free and that he will remain healthy.
            A false positive perhaps...

            Indeed even if it doesn't kill you it can be pretty bad....

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            • #66
              as you can see from the stories posted on the home page, there are conflicting WVN stories with one saying there was never a positive in the first place.

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              • #67
                News breaks on Saturday that WVN tests positive
                Saturday morning, his agent says everyone is healthy and trained well
                Samaai says everyone in the group tested negative 4 times in 14 days.
                No one from the group except Antonio Alkana competes at the meet on Sat afternoon/evening
                Saturday night WVN 2nd test comes up negative

                I would guess that when his agent said "We will have the test results this morning as we all got tested again yesterday [Friday]." that test probably came back positive which is what was reported. The article quoting Samaai seems to be a quote either before that final test result came back or even earlier. He says "See you in Trieste!” meaning they had (likely) not left for the meet yet. Once they got the result, WVN management requested a 2nd test which came back negative, but by that time is was obviously too late.

                All speculation though.

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                • #68
                  A female sprinter tested positive at a training camp in Poland. As a result, everyone training at the same training center had to be put in quarantine, so a number of athletes including JTers Maria Andrejczyk and Marcelina Witek couldn't compete today as they planned.
                  Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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                  • #69
                    https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/spor...e-for-covid-19

                    Conseslus Kirputo tests positive as well.

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                    • #70
                      Valentin Lavillenie tested positive a few days ago, forcing him to have to pull out of Monaco. Update on his Instagram today says he is still symptom-free and that he is hoping his next test is negative so he can return to pole vaulting.

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                      • #71
                        a Brit paper says Bolt has had a positive test

                        story, such as it is, now posted on home page

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by gh View Post
                          a Brit paper says Bolt has had a positive test
                          That's not a headline we wanted to read 10 years ago.
                          Any Covid positive is worrisome, but he is simply too fast for that bug!!

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                          • #73
                            Of note, there was a large party held a few days ago for Usain Bolt. Videos shows a lot of dancing and singing and close contact and no masks. One of the people who posted videos has tried to claim the video was from a year ago, but apparently the song they were dancing to was only released a few months ago, and there are other videos from other people at the same party. There was a big controversy about this even before he tested positive.

                            Fingers crossed that no one else tests positive and that Usain Bolt's party does not become a super spreader event...

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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by polevaultpower View Post
                              Fingers crossed that no one else tests positive and that Usain Bolt's party does not become a super spreader event...
                              Not to worry, that's the purview of frats nation-wide.

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                              • #75
                                Usain Bolt 'tests positive for covid' - days after celebrating his 34th birthday at a party with no masks or social distancing in Jamaica 'attended by guests including England star Raheem Sterling'

                                Sterling is a big soccer star. It could be a real disaster.

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