About twenty players are already vaccinated against COVID 19 at the request of the Spanish Basketball Federation, a list from which the pre-selection for the Tokyo Olympics to be announced in the coming days by national coach Sergio Scariolo, as Efe learned from sources familiar with the process.
It is still unclear if Scariolo will include sixteen or eighteen players in that first call from which the twelve who will finally travel to Tokyo but it is taken for granted that not all those vaccinated will be in that call in which some players have been included to cover risks of injury.
The general idea has been that the players likely to be selected were already vaccinated so that this process does not interfere with the preparation.
The choice of vaccinated players, about twenty-two, has come out of a follow-up group of players likely to enter into the plans of the Italian coach who and the Federation
Spanish did not use up all the places available to it under the agreement signed between the Spanish Olympic Committee, the Higher Sports Council and the ministries of Culture, Education and Sports, Health and Defense.
Within that list of vaccinated players there are those who were vaccinated in state
United because they have played the NBA and that they have come to Spain With the complete vaccination schedule, there are players who have passed COVID 19 and that with the dose they have received it is considered that they have it, there are others who have already received two and finally there is another group that still has the second pending.
In the case of the women’s team, the players were in Valencia a first dose during the preparation of the Eurobasket That will start next Thursday and the second will be worn after finishing this tournament.