Olympians in tears over poor living conditions, lack of food at Winter Games
It’s apparently not all fun and games at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
Complaints from athletes and officials are pouring in about the alleged poor living conditions, dining options, isolating rooms, and debilitating weather conditions, according to social media posts.
German Alpine skiing coach Christian Schwaiger criticized the catering in Beijing and raised concern about limited food options to fuel the high-performing pro athletes.
“The catering is extremely questionable because really it’s not catering at all. “There are no hot meals,” Schwaiger said, via the Sun.
“There are crisps, some nuts and chocolate, and nothing else. This shows a lack of focus on high-performance sport.”
Team USA reportedly came prepared and brought extra food to the Winter Games, including bags of pasta.
Valeria Vasnetsova, a Russian biathlon competitor, took to Instagram to discuss her experiences under Beijing’s strict quarantine conditions.
“I’ve been getting this for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for five days now. I’ve lost a lot of weight and my bones are sticking out. I can’t eat anything else, I don’t know anything about my corona tests,” Vasnetsova wrote in a since-deleted Instagram post.
“I only sleep all day because I don’t even have the strength to get out of bed. I only eat three handfuls of pasta a day because it’s just impossible to eat the rest of the food,” she added.
“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,” she wrote, per the Associated Press, claiming the same meal was served for breakfast, lunch and dinner for five days.
Vasnetsova added that she ate all the fat on a piece of meat “because I was very hungry.” She also claimed that some athletes were getting worse food than others.
The Olympics really can’t be saved. The IOC is completely corrupt.
It’s not a good time to be an Olympic athlete.
Not a good time or place, especially the wrong place.
What’s inexcusable is that their governments don’t have their back.
Saw this photo a couple of days ago – https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10484659/China-Winter-Olympics-Athletes-complain-isolation-horror.html#i-9b6706dd6a3cd54d
Would you eat that crap? World-class athletes need the right food.
Of course, that’s the point. And they need rest/sleep, and access to workout machines. All of it that the Chinese athletes are getting. And their Western competition are not. It’s all quite deliberate.
The real reason the Western democracies are doing a diplomatic boycott but letting the games go on. They can honestly say, “We saw nothing… Nothing!”.
I’m surprised the Chinese didn’t hire Tonya Harding for security.
I guess you missed this headline, John – Chinese President Xi Jinping signs a security contract with Gillooly Security Services for the 2022 Olympics.