Athletes will be banned from sex and partying at the Winter Olympics in Beijing next year and stars will be told to ‘minimize physical interaction’ as organizers take strict measures to combat Covid-19.
- The heads of the Winter Olympics seek to improve their anti-Covid protocols
- Strict new rules will ban athletes from having sex or parties in Beijing
- They have been told to ‘minimize physical interaction’ during the 2022 event
Athletes from the 2022 Winter Olympics will be banned from sex and partying as part of strict measures to combat the spread of Covid-19 at the event.
Organizers are preparing to host the Games in Beijing in February next year, but are taking a number of precautions to combat the virus, much like the Tokyo Olympics were implemented this summer.
But the winter games will improve things a bit, with stars being told to ‘minimize physical interaction’, and late-night activities and drinks will also be discouraged.
Athletes at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing will be banned from sex and partying as part of strict measures against Covid.
Bosses also want them to wear masks whenever possible, avoid crowded places, and use designated vehicles for travel.
Anyone who arrives at the event and is not vaccinated against the virus will be forced to serve a 21-day isolation period as part of a closed-loop system, so athletes will be required to receive a double puncture to avoid unnecessary interruptions.
And stars hoping to enjoy the holidays and celebrate the occasion may be disappointed by a section of the official Winter Olympics playbook that discourages physical interaction.
Participants have been urged to ‘minimize physical interaction’ to keep Covid-19 at bay
“COVID-19 is transmitted mainly through small liquid particles in our exhaled breath when we cough, sneeze, speak, scream or sing,” it read. “That is why it is important to get vaccinated, minimize physical interaction, wear a mask and avoid: closed, crowded or close contact spaces.”
The Olympic chiefs said the new rules “would ensure that participants stay safe” while allowing the Games “to showcase the best of winter sport.”
“This Playbook is the foundation of the game plan to ensure that all participants of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and the people of China remain safe and healthy during the Games,” said an IOC statement.
Organizers said the new playbook would keep athletes safe and allow for successful games.
‘If you’ve been to the Games before, we know this experience will be different in several ways.
“But it will also provide the world’s most powerful demonstration of unity – a joyous encounter on pure ice and snow, showcasing winter sport at its finest.”
The Games will begin on February 4 and end on February 20, and the Paralympic Winter Games will begin a month later, on March 4.