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The countdown to Beijing Winter Olympics starts, Britain hopes to carry fully vaccinated team

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100 more days to go for the Beijing Winter Olympics, Britain plans to take all 57 of its athletes after they are fully vaccinated. Georgie Harland is in charge of it and he announced the country’s decision to the media. Although vaccination is not mandatory for participants, problems arises when the athelete has to stay in quarantine for 21 days after he or she arrives at the place of the event. Some of the athletes may require to stay longer or lesser depending on what the doctors think.

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Apparently during the Tokyo Summer Olympics some of the athletes were not vaccinated but were still allowed to participate. Harland spoke to the media after some questions were raised regarding the current status of fully vaccinated athletes. She said, ““Our intelligence at the moment tells us that most of those athletes on the long list are already vaccinated. I have full confidence that we will go to the Games with a fully vaccinated team.”

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The Winter Olympics will be held at the National Sliding Center

Beijing is excited about holding the first international event at the newly constructed National Sliding center. Already Bobsleigh and Skeleton tests had been conducted and reports states that they have been quite successful.

The feedback coming out of the test events is that the venues are going to be incredible and Beijing are going to deliver a fantastic Games.”

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Since the pandemic is still ongoing, the event will follow all protocols and safety guidelines to ensure that there isn’t another cause of hysteria. Britain is sure that it can handle this restrictions on travel because they have already dealt with it at the Tokyo Olympics.

Yes, there is going to be restriction around movements but we managed that in Tokyo and we’ll be taking those learnings through to Beijing.”

Highlights

  • Great Britain to send 57 vaccinated athletes to the Beijing Winter Olympics.
  • The National Sliding Center will be hosting the Winter Olympics.
  • The event will exercise control over the movement of the athletes and staff due to the ongoing pandemic.
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