used to run in college
This whole thread is stupid and fails to grasp any logical context to the situation.
The vaccine availability for Cole Hocker was at an inconvenient time in his season and training cycle when he was finally eligible. His coaches probably told everyone that they are welcome to get the vaccine as soon as they are eligible but if they have any concern of short term side effects, just wait until the season is done to get vaccinated. Cole is still in season having qualified for the Olympics. Case transmissions were dropping quickly by April and the delta variant has only become an emerging issue in the last few weeks. Postponing his vaccination is a calculated risk.
Asymptomatic and vaccinated athletes who test positive seem to be held out of events (I didn't look up the Olympic policy) regardless of their vaccination status without proof they are testing negative. Therefore, a positive test with or without a vaccine will likely spell the end of his Olympics. For now he should just maintain a small bubble of contacts, limit his potential exposure and hope for negative tests throughout the Olympics. He can get vaccinated upon his return home prior to going back to UO in the fall. Best case scenario he does well at the Olympics and is able to sign a large NIL deal with Nike and enjoy another season or two of college sports with his friends.