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Winter Olympic athletes smoke from poor food, inhumane quarantine rooms, and intense COLD weather as the matches descend into a state of tension.

WHINGING WINTER ATHLETES is in crisis today because of many complaints about the food, extreme cold weather and inhuman isolation rooms.

Second day of Beijing Games They saw competitors and officials praise and rave about the facilities and conditions they were subjected to in the Chinese capital.

Athletes at the Winter Olympics were thrown into turmoil on the second day of the Games

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Athletes at the Winter Olympics were thrown into turmoil on the second day of the GamesCredit: AP
There are complaints about the food, the extreme cold, and the inhumane quarantine rooms

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There are complaints about the food, the extreme cold, and the inhumane quarantine roomsCredit: AP

First, Germans expressed their feelings about the lack of decent food service at the Alpine course near Yanqing.

This follows the decision to cancel the male riband blue’s downhill Sunday due to high winds and move it back on Monday.

Ski coach Christian Schwaiger groans: “The catering is extremely questionable because it doesn’t really serve anything.

“I was expecting that Olympic Committee will be able to provide hot meals.

“No hot meals. Had crisps, some nuts and chocolate and nothing else. This shows a lack of focus on high performance sport.”

Some were already getting ready, and the US team had the foresight to bring camping supplies – like bags of pasta – that needed hot water to cook a meal.

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Next, the Swedes urged ski captains to start cross-country races earlier in the day to protect their stars from freezing temperatures and fierce winds.

The temperature in the Zhangjiakou mountains, about 200 kilometers northwest of Beijing, is about -20 degrees Celsius.

Races are usually held in the late afternoon for easier viewing by European audiences.

Sweden coach Anders Bystroem lamented: “We have the cold limit that we have, there’s not much to say about that. I don’t know if they also measure the wind effect.

“If the FIS says it’s -17 degrees with wind, and it’s -35 degrees with wind chill, what would you do?”

“The women’s figure skating competition was at 4pm on Saturday and Frida Karlsson was completely destroyed because of the cold. It’s not good that the sprint starts even later.

“We talked within the team about making requests (early races) in the day if possible.

“At the same time, I don’t think it’s possible to change the time because of the Olympic schedule.”

The Russians and Finns then entered their soapboxes to express their displeasure over the quarantine conditions for those who tested positive for Covid.

More than 360 Olympic participants, including 142 athletes and national staff, are believed to have tested positive upon arrival at Beijing Capital International Airport.

Athletes who test positive but have no symptoms must go to a dedicated hotel for isolation.

Anyone with Covid-19 symptoms will be hospitalized immediately.

In either case, they will be able to compete after testing negative on consecutive days.

Russian pentathlon Valeria Vasnetsova posted on Instagram from one of the city’s so-called quarantine hotels that she had a “stomach upset” from the lack of quality food being delivered.

She said: “I am very pale and I have very large dark circles around my eyes. I want all of this to end. I cry every day. I’m very tired.”

Meanwhile, the coach of the Finnish men’s ice hockey team accused China of not respecting a player’s human rights.

The Finnish Olympic team said Marko Anttila – formerly of the Chicago Blackhawks – tested positive 18 days ago but tested negative before departure.

Head coach Jukka Jalonen said: “Marko was with our team about a week before we got here and he tested negative.

“He was with the players and with the coaching staff that week and no one has contracted the disease from him or from anyone else.

“We know that he is perfectly healthy and ready to go and that is why we think that China, for some reason, will not respect his human rights and that is not the case. It’s a great situation.”

https://www.the-sun.com/sport/4624814/winter-olympic-athletes-fume-food-conditions-weather/ Winter Olympic athletes smoke from poor food, inhumane quarantine rooms, and intense COLD weather as the matches descend into a state of tension.

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