Speedskater Dawson Stuck In US, Still Hopes To Make Olympics
Feb 4, 2022, 5:19 AM
BEIJING (AP) — The clock is ticking for American speedskater Casey Dawson to get to his first Olympics.
He tested positive for COVID-19 three weeks ago but recently had been testing negative and believed that by producing two consecutive negative tests he would be cleared to join his teammates in Beijing.
But Dawson posted on social media that four negative tests are now required for him to travel.
A Park City athlete earned the right to compete in Beijing, but a seeming change in COVID-19 testing rules have prevented Casey Dawson from joining his speedskating team. @KSL_AlexCabrero has the story.
— KSL 5 TV (@KSL5TV) February 3, 2022
His first individual event comes up Sunday in the 5,000 meters.
Dawson also qualified in the 1,500 next week. The U.S. is eager to get him to China in time for the team pursuit.
The Americans are a medal threat in that event.