Tennis tantrum: Why is Coco Gauff missing the 2021 Olympics?
Welp, the Olympics, despite everyone’s better judgement except the Olympic Committee, is happening. Now, we’re seeing the consequences of that hubris. Three Olympic athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 in a country where they’re still trying to get the pandemic under control. The latest of which is tennis star Coco Gauff, who is withdrawing due to the positive test results.
In addition to the three athletes who have tested positive, at least 50+ other people connected to the games have also tested positive. Needless to say the 2021 Olympics are as bad of an idea as everyone thought that they were going to be. Naturally, these reports have the internet in a tizzy. Hopefully, this renewed effort could see a pause button on the 2021 Olympics.
Oh no this is awful news. Wishing Coco Gauff a speedy recovery. 🙏🏾 https://t.co/anrrAQPFg6
— BlackWomenViews Media (@blackwomenviews) July 18, 2021
Who will be next after Coco?
People are currently wishing the athletes a speedy recovery.
Say what? Just cancel the Tokyo Olympics 2021. https://t.co/570bQBEssT
— C̤̈ Ä̤ N̤̈ D̤̈ Ï̤ 👠👠 💫✨💙💚✨💫 🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊 (@mocandi23) July 18, 2021
And the athletes have to sleep on this “anti-sex” beds.
CANCEL OLYMPICS NOW 😭
— cielo ia 🙏 드림캐쳐 1st win 2021 🇵🇭 (@iam_cielooooo) July 13, 2021
This can put others at serious risk
Maybe just cancel them. People’s health is on the line now.
Better still: cancel Olympic 2021 or defer all subsequent games so that Tokyo games will be held in 2024 https://t.co/OXGMgLRGO9
— Mencari Cinta Sejati Capital, LLC (@zero_yield) July 17, 2021
It’s honestly ridiculous
Seriously, just defer everything. People will understand this point!
It's not too late to cancel the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
I want to watch the games but I do not want to watch
athletes get sick with Covid-19.
— Rotting Log (@LogRotting) July 19, 2021
Don’t let more people get ill
No one wants to watch people get sick.
If Tokyo doesn’t cancel the 2021 Olympic Games, disaster will follow.
— Jesus Of Nazareth (@jesusofnazarth1) July 16, 2021
This isn’t hindsight or foresight, but sight sight
Everyone can see a disaster incoming.
The coronavirus has breached the Olympic Village.
An unnamed alternate on the U.S. women's gymnastics team has tested positive for COVID-19, as has U.S. tennis star Coco Gauff, who announced yesterday that she will no longer compete in the Games. https://t.co/bHfHyFqpFl
— Carl Ralph Coglianese (@CoglianeseRalph) July 19, 2021
The number will get higher
How many athletes have to test positive for a country to bow out of the games? The US has two so far.
Coco Gauff has tested positive for COVID, as well as a USA gymnast.
These games need to be cancelled or the USA needs to pull the entire damn team and get them home.#CancelTheOlympics
— Kim Wexler's Ponytail (@MadisonKittay) July 19, 2021
Safety first, games second
Most of these tweets show that many want to see the games cancelled.
A thread on all the stuff that’s not going very well so far at the Olympics:
1/ Positive cases and contact tracing are taking down athletes. Coco Gauff out of the tennis, two South African footballers also positive as well as the SA sevens rugby coach
— James Longman (@JamesAALongman) July 18, 2021
More people are positive for COVID
It’s just going to get higher.
Gutted for Coco Gauff, who'll miss the Olympics due to Covid. Too many Covid positives happening to an already diluted field 😡
— Chris Oddo (@TheFanChild) July 18, 2021
Please be cautious
We’re hoping that everyone at the games are staying safe.
Do you think that the 2021 Olympics should be cancelled? Let us know in the comments below.