“We cried, then we swore, then we cried once more,” stated Sluková-Nausch, whose constructive take a look at additionally guidelines out her enjoying associate Hermannová from the Video games.
“I’m simply hoping that no different athletes will comply with us, as a result of I believe that one thing like it is a nightmare for any athlete, for any Olympian, who will get this far, this near the Olympic competitors,” added Sluková-Nausch.
The Czech Olympic Committee (COC) introduced on Thursday it has launched an investigation into the alleged breaking of Covid-19 guidelines on a constitution flight from Prague to Tokyo on the finish of final week.
Simon Nausch, who’s Sluková-Nausch’s coach and husband, additionally examined constructive on Tuesday.
“I do know that many a lot worse issues are taking place world wide proper now, however in truth, in our personal sporting micro-world, the world we’ve got lived in and reside in now, this can be very unhappy for Bára [Barbora Hermannova] and I that our journey to Tokyo, the journey that was meant to be a pinnacle, needed to finish on this approach,” stated Sluková-Nausc in a press release offered to CNN by her consultant.
Tokyo was because of be the third Video games for Sluková-Nausch and the second for Hermannová. The pair had been scheduled to open the Olympic girls’s seashore volleyball match in opposition to Japan on Saturday, July 24.
‘It hurts terribly’
Following a report by the Czech on-line information website Seznam Zpravy, the COC confirmed that the primary member of the Czech delegation to Tokyo to check constructive for the virus was one of many staff’s docs, Vlastimil Voracek.
Voracek examined constructive after the staff’s arrival in Tokyo. His earlier take a look at, taken the day earlier than departing for Tokyo, was destructive.
The results of the COC’s investigation into the alleged breaking of Covid-19 guidelines on a constitution flight from Prague to Tokyo shall be printed inside 14 days.
Sluková-Nausch stated she found she traveled on a flight with a person who examined constructive for Covid-19 proper after her arrival in Tokyo.
“I used to be examined roughly eight instances up to now 24 hours, some outcomes had been constructive, some had been ambiguous, some had been destructive, however sadly, the ultimate verdict is that I’ve examined constructive and that signifies that we will be unable to play on the match,” the 33-year-old added.
“It hurts terribly and I have not processed this complete state of affairs but and I do not know learn how to cope with all of it.”
The 33-year-old is the fifth member of the Czech Olympic staff to have examined constructive alongside Pavel Širuček and males’s seashore volleyball participant Ondřej Perušič.
Filip Neusser, the Chairman of the Czech Nationwide Sport Company, the federal government physique that’s accountable for sport funding, criticized the COC and stated the investigation should not be run by the committee itself.
“I’ve already agreed this with [the Czech health minister] Adam Vojtech, the investigation ought to be lead by consultants from the centre for illness management,” Neusser stated in a Tweet.
David Trávníček, the top of Sport Make investments Advertising and marketing, the company that represents Nausch Sluková and different athletes, stated the state of affairs was extraordinarily disappointing and blamed it on the Czech Olympic Committee.
“I’m extraordinarily dissatisfied with the state of affairs for the entire staff, whose 5 years of effort and arduous work have now come to nothing.
“The way in which the an infection occurred is totally incomprehensible to me,” added Trávníček.