Team GB won’t even be able to HUG in Beijing, and sightseeing and parties are also prohibited in measures aimed at controlling Covid-19 at the Winter Olympics.
- Details of athlete restrictions for the 2022 Beijing Games have been revealed
- Organizers announced a series of restrictions on Monday for Games participants.
- The bubble of the Winter Olympics will be similar to that of the Tokyo Summer Games
- Olympic athletes must wear masks outside of competition and avoid physical contact.
Team GB athletes will be banned from hugging, partying and sightseeing when in Beijing for the Winter Olympics.
On Monday, organizers announced the series of restrictions that participants will face in February, with a bubble similar to the one imposed at the Summer Games in Tokyo.
Olympic athletes must wear masks outside of competition, avoid any physical contact, such as handshakes and hugs, and maintain a distance of two meters from other athletes.
During their stay in China, daily Covid tests will be conducted and they will not be allowed to leave a “closed loop” of permitted destinations, including Games venues and accommodation.
Athletes from the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing will be banned from having sex and parties
Participants have been urged to ‘minimize physical interaction’ to keep coronavirus at bay
Unvaccinated participants will be required to be quarantined for 21 days upon arrival and anyone who tests positive for Covid during the Olympics will be sent to a hospital or “isolation facility.”
“We want everyone at the Games to be safe, so we ask all participants to follow these guidelines,” said International Olympic Committee Director Christophe Dubi.
“Keeping everyone healthy will ensure that the focus remains on the very foundations of the Olympic and Paralympic Games – athletes and sport.”
Paralympic Games chief Colleen Wrenn added: “With the ongoing pandemic, absolutely no one involved in the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games can afford to be complacent.”
Organizers said the new playbook would keep athletes safe and allow the Games to be successful.