fredag 11. februar 2022

Olympians Expose China's Poor Treatment of Them in COVID Quarantine Hotels

Several athletes who tested positive for COVID-19 and placed into quarantine hotels at the Beijing Olympics this past week are criticizing China for providing poor food and housing conditions. The Olympic competitors have taken to social media or notified their home countries about a lack of available or edible food, as well as a lack of transparency regarding the nation's coronavirus protocols.

"My stomach hurts, I'm very pale and I have huge black circles around my eyes. I want all this to end. I cry every day. I'm very tired," Russian biathlon competitor Valeria Vasnetsova said on social media from inside one of Beijing's hotels.

Vasnetsova also shared a photo of what she said was "breakfast, lunch and dinner for five days already," which included a tray of plain pasta, charred meat, some potatoes and no greens. She also claimed that after investigating the food being served to other personnel, athletes were being served worse meals. She shared a photo of her team doctor's food, which included fresh fruit, a salad and prawns with broccoli.