No player is concerned, however, on the eve of entering the Olympic tournament against the United States, in the shock of Group A, in Saïtama north of Tokyo.

“Part of the staff of the French men’s 5×5 basketball team was considered as a potential contact case by the Japanese authorities, following the positive test of a passenger on the outbound flight to Japan, despite a very distant position” from these members of the Blues management on the plane, announced this Saturday, the French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF).

In total, nine people, members of the technical and medical staff, are concerned, said the French Basketball Federation (FFBB), without specifying their identity, given the need to preserve medical confidentiality. They have therefore been isolated since July 19, with daily PCR tests. They were replaced by others from “CNOSF staff”.

The health and safety protocol imposed by the Japanese authorities imposes a 14-day quarantine on contact persons, even if they are vaccinated. In this specific case, it will theoretically be lifted next Wednesday, July 28. But, given the fact that “all the tests carried out for ten days have always been negative”, the CNOSF is currently trying to negotiate with the Japanese authorities to shorten it.

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