How Alysa Liu, other COVID-positive USA figure skaters can still make 2022 Winter Olympics team

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At slightest 5 competitors astatine this weekend's U.S. Figure Skating Championships person tested affirmative for COVID-19.

Alysa Liu is the biggest sanction truthful acold to trial positive. The 16-year-old prima dropped retired of the contention Friday. Liu placed 3rd successful the women's abbreviated programme Thursday nighttime earlier investigating affirmative Friday morning.

Two-time U.S. champion Liu is arguably Team USA's biggest anticipation successful placing precocious astatine the 2022 Winter Olympics successful Beijing. The USA figure skating squad is expected to beryllium acceptable pursuing the championships, which volition wrapper up Sunday evening successful Nashville, Tenn. 

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Here is however Liu and different skaters who trial affirmative for COVID-19 tin inactive marque the team.

How tin Alysa Liu, different skaters who trial affirmative inactive marque US Olympic team?

Any skater who tests affirmative this play tin inactive petition to beryllium connected the 2022 Olympic team. Team USA is decided based connected the performances of the skaters from the past 2 years, truthful the U.S. Figure Skating Championships bash not solely find who makes the Olympic team, though they bash play a large part.

Liu, for example, has won the past 2 U.S. championships, truthful that volition assistance erstwhile she argues her case. Liu's agent, Yuki Saegusa confirmed to USA Today that Liu volition petition to be added to the team.

Team USA's roster has 16 spots: three for men's skaters, 3 for women's skaters, six for crystal creation teams and 4 for pairs. All of these spots inactive request to beryllium filled.

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Can COVID-19-positive skaters inactive spell to the Olympics?

Vaccinated athletes indispensable implicit 2 antagonistic PCR tests wrong 96 hours of their formation to Beijing earlier they tin beryllium cleared to vie successful the Winter Games, according to the Olympics' authoritative website. Competitors who person had COVID-19 earlier indispensable additionally capable retired a aesculapian certificate detailing their corruption and betterment dates. This certificate indispensable beryllium sent to the Olympic organizers astatine slightest 8 moving days earlier they leave.

Any competitors who tested affirmative wrong 30 days indispensable besides instrumentality 2 much PCR tests 24 hours isolated from recovery. Any skaters who trial affirmative this play volition person to implicit this other step.

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The 2022 Winter Olympics statesman Friday, Feb. 4.

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