Lost Luggage and COVID Test Woes: Casey Dawson Finally Arrives In Beijing
BEIJING (AP) — Speedskater Casey Dawson completed an around-the-world dash to the Beijing Olympics to get to the starting line in time for the 1,500 meters.
He’d been delayed for days in the United States after testing positive for COVID-19.
He finally tested negative and began a journey of more than 20 hours that ended with him competing on borrowed skates after his luggage got lost.
Casey Dawson Olympic Performance
He finished 28th out of 29 skaters in the 1,500.
Dawson missed the 5,000 because he was still stuck in the U.S.
He’ll have a shot at a medal when the U.S. skates in the team pursuit.
The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics
Just a year after Japan’s summer Olympics, the Games are back for a winter show in Beijing, China. The unusually short gap between Games is due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Strict precautions and enforced virus prevention protocol are in place to help keep athletes, coaches and personnel safe.
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