With the 100-day countdown to the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics around the corner, organizers are in close discussions with relevant parties and stakeholders about COVID-19 countermeasures to ensure that the Games remain athlete-centered.
Beijing promised to deliver an “athlete-centered, sustainable and economical” Winter Games during the bidding process, and has been upholding these principles throughout the ongoing preparations.
Huang Chun, deputy director general of the Pandemic Prevention and Control Office for the Beijing 2022 Organizing Committee (BOCOG), said that with the world still grappling with COVID-19 challenges, Beijing 2022, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) have agreed that all athletes should be fully vaccinated prior to their departure for China unless they are medically exempt.
“The athletes who are fully vaccinated, as well as the athletes who are eligible for medical exemption, will directly enter a closed-loop management system, which will be put in place for all Games participants from overseas to ensure that there is no contact with the general public,” said Huang.
From China Daily
Post time: Oct-13-2021