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Two new corona cases were discovered on Thursday at the Dutch team for the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

After skateboarder Candy Jacobs, taekwondoka Reshmie Oogink and a staff member of the rowing team now also have to leave the Olympic village.

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The 31-year-old Oogink has to be in isolation for ten days due to her positive test and can therefore not take action in Tokyo.

She would compete in the over 67 kilogram category on Tuesday.

"I have no words for it," said Oogink, who stranded in the quarterfinals five years ago at her Olympic debut in Rio de Janeiro.

"I have done everything I can and worked hard to get here, even after my serious knee injuries. And now it stops like this. This is the end of my career."

On Wednesday, Jacobs tested positive for COVID-19.

She is also in isolation and has to put a line through the Games.

"I'm not kidding, this is terrible news," says chef de mission Pieter van den Hoogenband.

"We are doing everything we can to keep the infections at bay. And yet we are confronted with it."

"At the same time, the others continue with their final preparations before we start. We also support where possible. I see around me that our athletes continue to focus on why we are here. That is not always easy, but we are with professional top athletes here who always adapt to the circumstances.”


Jacobs tests positive: ten days of isolation instead of Olympic debut