Amid Chinese denial, Corona spreads in the Beijing Olympics

Beijing (news now) – 06/02/2022. 12:02

Beijing Olympics… an international boycott of the Winter Games

  • Corona spread in the “Chinese bubble”
  • No one inside the bubble is allowed to leave it

A state of wide controversy spread, coinciding with the launch Beijing OlympicsIn the bubble in which the Winter Olympics was held, infections with the “Corona” virus recorded the second highest level since the arrival of delegations, with 45 new infections detected.

The new number of infections with the Corona virus, among individuals related to the Beijing Olympics, compared to 21 injuries one day before the last infections were recorded, while the number of infections inside the bubble that restricts the movement of participants in the Games reached 19 compared to 7 the previous day.

Organizers said Olympiad Injuries within the ring of the Games may continue to increase, but it is not a cause for concern, stressing that the situation is “under control”.

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Fireworks display during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

The ring allows athletes, officials and members of the media to travel between their places of residence, and all Olympic areas, including the media center, but using only official transportation.

No one is allowed inside the bubble, to leave it and move freely in the city, with China seeking to reduce the chances of an outbreak of the Corona virus due to the increase in foreign visitors during the period of the Beijing Olympics.

With the start of the Beijing Olympics, which began on Friday, approaching, many countries announced their boycott, led by the United States, Canada and Australia, due to China’s violation of human rights, especially with regard to the file of the Uyghurs – the Muslim minority residing in Xinjiang Province.

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Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

Putin criticizes punishment of athletes for “doping”

For his part, Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized the “collective” sanctions that prevent his country’s athletes from participating in the Winter Olympics in Beijing, as Moscow again denied any systematic activity by the state.

“We consider it unacceptable the application of collective punishment for violations involving individuals, and this is a measure that has been repeated recently,” Putin said.

“Certainly, we condemn the use of banned substances by athletes and demand broad international cooperation in the fight against doping in sport,” he added.

Russia was convicted and sanctioned in a systematic scandal over the years involved in the involvement of many high-ranking officials and intelligence agents, notably in the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the opening ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing

Despite the revelation of the systematic activism system by its beneficiaries, and the authorities conducting intensive investigations in this regard and confirming these accusations, Moscow has always denied the facts, and saw in these accusations a Western plot to discredit Russia.

Despite the black tunnel that Russian sport is going through, Russian athletes whose results did not come back positive for doping were allowed to participate in the Beijing Games, which started on Wednesday, but without being allowed to stand behind their country’s flag during the opening ceremony, Friday, or play the national anthem during a party. Crowning the winners, specifically the gold medalist, as is the custom.

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A woman poses for a photo during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

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