- Swedish team suggest schedule needs altering due to cold
- Isolation issues continue; Germany bemoan lack of hot food
On the eve of the Winter Olympics, China promised the world a “streamlined, safe and most splendid” Games. But just two days into the event organisers are facing a litany of complaints from athletes and countries on multiple fronts.
The Swedes have suggested that the conditions in the mountains are perilously cold. A Polish skater says she was living in fear in a Beijing isolation ward and has “cried until I have no more tears”. The Finns have claimed an ice hockey player is being kept in Covid quarantine for no reason. And the Germans? They are frustrated that there is no hot food at the downhill skiing.
Written by Sean Ingle in Beijing
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/feb/06/i-have-no-more-tears-beijing-winter-olympics-hit-by-athlete-complaints under the title “‘I have no more tears’: Beijing’s Winter Olympics hit by athlete complaints”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.