Clock ticking for waiting speedskater

American speedskater Casey Dawson made his first Olympic team, but making it to the games themselves has been another issue.

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February 4, 2022 - 3:14 PM

Members of a medical team wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) are seen during a speed skating training session at the National Speed Skating Oval in Beijing on Feb. 1, 2022, ahead of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games. (Sebastien Bozon/AFP via Getty Images/TNS) Photo by TNS

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. Recently, Dawson had been testing negative and he believed that by producing two consecutive negative tests he would be cleared to join his teammates in Beijing.

“Everything was good until I received news that they now require four negative tests to even consider sending me over,” Dawson wrote in an Instagram post.

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