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Olympics Overnight: COVID-19 scare forces 63 athletes into lockdown as cases surge in Tokyo, Canada scores bronze in rowing

Olympics Overnight: COVID-19 scare forces 63 athletes into lockdown as cases surge in Tokyo, Canada scores bronze in rowing
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Rise and shine, Olympic fans. Here’s what you missed overnight and need to know about the 2020 Tokyo Olympics this morning.

After a magnificent start to Tokyo 2020 , Team Canada was relatively quiet on Day 6, winning just one medal.

However, the hard-won bronze for rowing duo Hillary Janssens and Caileigh Filmer pushed Canada’s count into double digits — with all ten being won by women. Judoka Shady El-Nahas nearly got the men on the board, but dropped the bronze-medal match to the reigning world champion. Penny Oleksiak and company also narrowly missed the podium in the women’s 200-metre relay, but still managed to set a new Canadian record.

Meanwhile, a raging COVID-19 outbreak in Tokyo seems to be knocking on the door of the Olympic village. Following contact with an American pole vaulter who tested positive for the virus, the entire Australian track and field team was forced into temporary lockdown. The scare came as Tokyo officials reported record-breaking new cases in the city.
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