Silver medallist Jay Litherland, gold medallist Chase Kalisz (both from the US) and bronze medallist Brendon Smith from Australia pose maskless with their medals after the final of the men's 400m individual medley swimming event. Photo: AFP Silver medallist Jay Litherland, gold medallist Chase Kalisz (both from the US) and bronze medallist Brendon Smith from Australia pose maskless with their medals after the final of the men's 400m individual medley swimming event. Photo: AFP
Silver medallist Jay Litherland, gold medallist Chase Kalisz (both from the US) and bronze medallist Brendon Smith from Australia pose maskless with their medals after the final of the men's 400m individual medley swimming event. Photo: AFP

Tokyo Olympics: IOC insists on face masks on medal podiums, as 10 more Covid-19 cases reported

  • Masks are mandatory across all Olympic venues for all athletes, staff and media, but some medallists were seen taking them off
  • Meanwhile, 10 more people related to the Tokyo Olympics have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total this month to 132

Topic |   Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Silver medallist Jay Litherland, gold medallist Chase Kalisz (both from the US) and bronze medallist Brendon Smith from Australia pose maskless with their medals after the final of the men's 400m individual medley swimming event. Photo: AFP Silver medallist Jay Litherland, gold medallist Chase Kalisz (both from the US) and bronze medallist Brendon Smith from Australia pose maskless with their medals after the final of the men's 400m individual medley swimming event. Photo: AFP
Silver medallist Jay Litherland, gold medallist Chase Kalisz (both from the US) and bronze medallist Brendon Smith from Australia pose maskless with their medals after the final of the men's 400m individual medley swimming event. Photo: AFP
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