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S. Korean IOC member Ryu Seung-min tests positive for COVID-19

All News 23:35 July 17, 2021

TOKYO, July 17 (Yonhap) -- Ryu Seung-min, a South Korean member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Saturday.

Ryu, also the president of the Korea Table Tennis Association (KTTA), announced on social media that he had been diagnosed with COVID-19 earlier in the day after landing at Narita International Airport, just outside Tokyo, for the Olympics.

Ryu said he moved to a hotel to isolate. He had tested negative twice before departing for Japan and had been fully vaccinated.

Ryu, the 2004 Olympic table tennis champion in the men's singles, said he was asymptomatic but apologized to anyone he may have affected with his positive test.

He said he would wait for his clearance to take part in the Olympics.

This file photo from June 3, 2021, shows Ryu Seung-min, a South Korean member of the International Olympic Committee and president of the Korea Table Tennis Association. (Yonhap)

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