The coronavirus crisis is still a topic around the world, including the upcoming Winter Games in Beijing. Thousands of athletes descend on Beijing around this time, and this is combined with the protocols needed to stay in control of Covid.
After all, the Chinese authorities and the International Olympic Committee require all athletes to be vaccinated. Those who have not been vaccinated must be quarantined in China for three weeks. This presents a problem for many athletes, as it severely disrupts their preparation for a championship.
However, figure skating star Patrizia Comer opted to quarantine. The Swiss, who became Olympic champion in the parallel slalom in 2014, has not been vaccinated and prefers three weeks of isolation over the shot.
“Following my personal choice not to vaccinate,” Comer replies, “quarantine is the logical consequence.” I respect the rules of the local authorities and the IOC.”
Kumer began her quarantine in Beijing last week, just in time for another week of preparation time. The women’s slalom tournament begins on February 8 with the playoffs. Kommer is the current number 17 in the World Cup rankings.
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