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Eleven-time Canadian national boxing champion Mandy Bujold is in isolation after the Canadian team’s training camp in Montreal was shortened due to a positive COVID-19 case.
In a post on her website, Bujold said she was in isolation at a friend’s house in Kitchener, Ontario.
Buzold, 33, said she was in close contact with the athlete on Monday. She has since tested negative but is following the quarantine protocol. Nineteen athletes at the camp were working in small groups. The identity of the boxer who tested positive has not been revealed.
Boxing Canada said in a release that it was informed of a possible COVID-19 case within its training camp on Monday.
This is the latest setback for the team, which is yet to spot at the Tokyo Olympics. The continental qualifier scattered last year has been rescheduled to Argentina from 10–16 May due to the global epidemic.
Marquette will allow up to 1,800 to participate in their men’s basketball regular-season finale on March 6 against Xavier.
This season will be the first time Marquette has played a home game in front of many viewers. The Golden Eagles had no spectators for most of their home games. He allowed players’ family members to participate in a 71–68 loss to Creighton on 6 February.
Those 1,800 fans represent about 10% of the capacity at the Fiserv Forum, which also serves as a home field for the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks began allowing fans to fill 10% of the arena’s seating capacity on Sunday’s home grounds after experimenting with an earlier younger crowd in their current eight-game home stretch.
Marquette said that tickets to the Xavier game would not go on sale to the general public.
Most tickets will be given to students. Athletic officials will also communicate with other groups in their ticket distribution scheme, including players and family members of staff, athletic department staff and donors. Seating arrangements will be made to ensure social distance. Fans must wear masks and cannot bring bags into the arena.
The Xavier game represents Marquette’s first home competition, as Crayton suffered a loss on 6 February. The Golden Eagles (11–12) are currently involved in six consecutive road games.
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