Chinese Authorities Under Tremendous Pressure Over Olympics Management
The organizers of the Olympics will try many steps in a series of domestic testing events, international competitions, and training for overseas athletes which will start on Friday and last a few weeks.
The Head of the Chinese Olympic Committee which is solely responsible for the management and administration of the Winter Olympics in Beijing said that they expect more than 2,000 overseas athletes, team managers, international technology managers, and timekeepers and scorers to come to China to take part in various competitions.
The Management committee said that the covid protocols and administration have made it intensely difficult for the committee.
China almost closed its borders to prevent Covid infections. But pre-test events allow for the entry of participants mainly from Asia, as well as Europe and North America.
For example, athletes from China, South Korea, and the Netherlands will participate in speed test events, officials said.
Other events include a variety of sports including skiing, ice skating, luge, bobsleigh, and ice hockey.
It will take place at three Olympic venues: Beijing, Yanqing Oblast outside the capital, and Zhangjiakou in the neighboring province of Hebei.
The Organization Committee determinately said that all the health and safety protocols will be strictly adhered to and followed. The Beijing Olympics will witness a live crowd unlike that of the Tokyo Olympics of 2020. But the winter Olympics will be much harder than in the Japanese capital.
Only fully vaccinated participants, including the media and local staff, can file a “closed-loop management” bubble without 21-day incarceration. They can’t leave a bubble of game time.
The Head of Disease Control, Health, Safety, and Family Welfare Mr. H Chuang in his statement said that from the moment they enter their destination from China, we will intensify our comprehensive points management policy.
During the closed period, all event participants can only move between competition venues and participate in activities related to their work, competition, and training. Some activities are not permitted.
The Beijing Olympics, which deal with demands for the dissolution of the teams, are scheduled for February 4-20.
Many games were scheduled for testing across various sporting venues likes stadium, parks, pools and indoor halls but due to the intense pressure from the local administration, the testing was delayed.
The coronavirus pandemic emerged from the country of China. China battled against the virus and tackled the threat at the very beginning. Since then it is continuously testing and decreasing the threat.