It was discovered that 31 of the athletes who participated in the bicycle race in Wakayama City were infected with the new coronavirus this month.
This was announced on the 22nd by JKA, which oversees bicycle racing.
According to the report, 31 out of 113 athletes who participated in the race held for 4 days from 9th of this month at Wakayama Velodrome in Wakayama City were tested positive for the new coronavirus.
Several athletes who participated in this race had complained of fever by the 16th, and all the athletes who participated in the race were found to be infected by PCR tests.
It is the first time that an infected person of this size has been found at one time in a bicycle race, and 31 people who tested positive are isolated at home according to the instructions of the health center and no athlete is hospitalized.
According to JKA, 113 athletes stayed in three separate facilities during the race, including an accommodation next to the keirin racetrack and a nearby hotel.
In response to this situation, JKA decided to oblige all athletes who will participate in the race to test for the new coronavirus, and said, "Under the guidance of an infectious disease expert, investigate the cause and drastically take countermeasures. We will work on strengthening the system. "