(RepublicanInformer.com)- According to China expert Gordon Chang, the Chinese are using their draconian COVID restrictions to unfairly disadvantage foreign Olympic athletes and give Chinese athletes the edge.
In an interview with “The Cats Roundtable” host John Catsimatidis on WABC radio, Chang said China insisted on COVID protocols that were much more stringent than those recommended by the International Olympic Committee. He noted that there has been a “rash” of foreign athletes sent to quarantine hotels after receiving a positive COVID test. And according to reports, these quarantine hotels are serving sub-standard food and lack training equipment or exercise space to keep athletes in good form.
Meanwhile, Chang said, no Chinese athletes that we know of have been sent to the quarantine hotels. The only conclusion, Chang told Catsimatidis is that China is attempting to give its athletes the advantage over their foreign competitors so China can win as many medals as possible.
Chang said it was “extremely suspicious” that no Chinese athletes have tested positive for COVID while athletes from other countries have. He suggested that China might be rigging COVID tests.
One Russian biathlete, Valeria Vasnetsova posted pictures on Instagram of her living conditions in quarantine. She said the food was inedible and she’s already lost weight.
According to Vasnetsova, those in quarantine who were not athletes were being given better food than the athletes kept in quarantine.
Dirk Schimmelpfennig, the head of the German delegation described the quarantine conditions as “unreasonable.” Germany requested COVID positive athletes be provided larger, cleaner rooms and more regular food so athletes leaving quarantine are still physically prepared to compete.