China is a very manipulative country, and this is the way that they are using COVID as a way to totally rig the Olympics in their favor!
Olympic athletes continue to expose the disturbing measures that China has been taking in their attempt to hold a “COVID-free” Olympics.
The UK Daily Mail is reporting that dozens of athletes are now saying that they experienced inhumane conditions while they were isolated due to a positive COVID-19 test.
Russian biathlete Valeria Vasnetsova noted that she had been served an extremely small and unappealing meal three times per day for at least five days while she was in isolation. She also noted that her “bones were sticking out”, according to the Daily Mail.
Polish speed skater Natalia Maliszewska also had a similar-and equally horrifying-experience. She described how she was repeatedly moved into and out of isolation due to conflicting results from these unreliable Chinese COVID-19 tests.
One night in particular was burned into her memory, and she was woken up in the middle of the night and was told by Chinese officials that she was not going to be able to return to the Olympic Village, however officials quickly reversed their decision and sent her back to isolation.
“I was sitting in the ambulance,” Maliszewska told the Daily Mail. “It was 3am. I was crying like crazy because I didn’t know what was going on. I did not feel safe at all.”
Finland Men’s Hockey head coach Jukka Jalonen told Yahoo! Sports that one of his players, Marko Anttila, had even remained in isolation on Sunday simply due to the fact that he had tested positive for COVID-19 eighteen days prior!
“We know that he’s fully healthy and ready to go and that’s why we think that China, for some reason, they won’t respect his human rights, and that’s not a great situation,” Jalonen said.
The coach added that Anttila was being deprived of food during his isolation, and that was causing some serious mental stress for him.
It was lat Sunday that over 350 Olympic participants had tested positive for COVID-19 despite the fact that they had recently arrived in Beijing. This included those from all walks of life, including athletes, journalists, and plenty of other staff members.
Once they received a positive test, participants were supposed to go to special hotels so that they would be isolated from others. They could not leave until they had no symptoms and had received two negative COVID-19 tests at least 24 hours apart.
In addition to China’s stringent quarantine rules, there are many athletes who believe that the restrictions are not as clear as they sound. This would include Belgian skeleton athlete Kim Meylemans, who was initially told that she could leave quarantine only to be forced back into it again later.
A separate Yahoo! Sports article showed that Meylemans tested positive for COVID-19 last week and was placed in 80 hours of isolation. However, here is the kicker: she tested negative several times after that but was still not allowed to leave her quarantine!
They even told her that she could leave, but then all they did was transfer to a separate quarantine facility.
The mental toll taken out against Meylemans has been truly awful, and it shows that China will violate any type of human rights to rig the olympics. For the Chinese government, the end absolutely justifies the means.