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South Korea Olympics’ Return to Training Put On-Hold

The sweet feeling of returning to training by South Korean Olympics’ athletes have been dashed after their training at Jincheon national training center have been put on hold following resent surge in coronavirus cases

Athletes were sent home from the centre in March, following the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to 2021.

More than 500 athletes and coaches left the facilities, which were then deep cleaned. 

Following a steady decline of COVID-19 cases in South Korea last month, it was decided the athletes could return by May 12. 

This plan was discarded, however, as reported by Yonhap News Agency. 

Cases have risen again in South Korea and are thought to be linked to people visiting a number of clubs and bars in Seoul’s multi-cultural district of Itaewon.

The Korean Sport and Olympic Committee originally changed the return date to Tuesday (May 19), before the plan was indefinitely put on hold. 

When they do return, athletes will have to undergo coronavirus tests. 

A number of sports have resumed in South Korea, such as baseball and football, although these matches are taking place in empty venues.