The fact that Abdalrasool's withdrawal comes just days after Algeria's Fethi Nourine withdrew led some to suspect a political motivation.
'We urge NBC to recognize the serious nature of this problem and take measures to correct the error,' the Chinese consulate in New York said.
Olympic Cyclist Throws Her Hands up in Victory as She Crosses the Finish Line, Then Her Team Delivers the Bad News
One Olympian celebrated in gold medal-worthy style, not knowing that the real winner of the woman's cycling competition had already crossed the finish line.
Former Football Star and Olympian Herschel Walker Asks Protesting American Athletes 'Why Are You Here?'
Walker, one of the country's greatest athletes, slammed those who protest their country in the Olympic Games.
The positive tests were reported at least one week before the opening ceremony, as coronavirus cases continue to surge in Japan.
Kentarō Kobayashi was removed from his seat on the Olympics creative team after his 23-year-old Holocaust joke resurfaced.
With no fans, foreign or local, permitted in Japan, the Tokyo Olympics have the distinction of being the first Games without spectators.
Navigating the Tokyo Games may prove to be anything but a piece of cake thanks to Japan's strict COVID-19 guidelines.
After Japan declared a COVID-19 'state of emergency' on July 8, most of the Olympic events will be held in near-empty venues.
Senior Defense Official Warns of Growing Anti-American Alliance in Pacific, Urges US to Beware of Pearl Harbor-Style Surprise Attack
In a speech last week, Japanese Defense Minister Yasuhide Nakayama cautioned about the power of a China-Russia alliance.