South Africa men's Olympic soccer coach: 'Stigmatization' after COVID-19 positives 'disrespectful'

TOKYO — The referee blew his whistle, signaling a 1-0 victory for Japan over South Africa to cap the first night of men’s soccer group play inside an empty Tokyo Stadium on Thursday, roughly 24 hours before the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony.

A smattering of claps from the limited few in attendance – officials and volunteers, primarily – percolated, but the...