USOPC: Advisory won't affect travel to Tokyo Games

The US Olympic and Paralympic Committee says the United States' elevated travel warning to Japan due to the country's coronavirus situation will not affect the visit by its delegation to the Tokyo Games.

The committee's remark came after the US State Department on Monday raised its travel advisory for Japan by one notch to "Do Not Travel," the highest on its four-tier scale.

The US Olympic and Paralympic Committee, or USOPC, said in a statement on Monday that it feels confident that the current mitigation practices in place for athletes and staff by both the USOPC and the Tokyo Organizing Committee will allow for safe participation of Team USA athletes this summer.

It mentions that the practices include testing before travel, on arrival in Japan, and during the Games.