Australian Winter Olympics chef Jeff Lipschut has no security or safety concerns for athletes competing in Beijing this February, and the team will take special precautions such as Bernerphone. can not.
This happens after Australia joins the United States, the United Kingdom, and several allies in the game’s diplomatic boycott to protest human rights abuses by the Chinese Communist Party.
Lipshut said he believes the Olympics will continue to be one of the safest places in the world for athletes and expects no safety issues.
“I think our first aerial team went there in 2003 or 2004, and we’ve been back every year since then, and there was no problem,” Lipsut said on January 23. I told you.
“During the Olympics, I expect the IOC to do a lot of work, and … the old saying is that if you want to be the safest place in the world, you have to be an Olympic athlete. ..
“I really think it’s less risky than usual.”
However, Lipsut said the Australian team remained vigilant and encouraged athletes to access the Internet while staying in the Olympic village.
Delegations from several countries burner with them instead of their personal equipment to people coming to Beijing, fearing that the communist government could endanger their personal information. I urged you to bring your phone.
Nonetheless, Australian aerial skier Daniel Scott was unaware of the need to stay overly cautious and did not bring an alternative phone to China.
“No, I don’t think I’m overly cautious,” Scott said in a team announcement. “It probably doesn’t do anything financial or dangerous that you wouldn’t do anywhere in the world.”
The outbreak of Omicron in China also caused havoc as the US National Hockey League banned all players from participating, saying the pandemic brought uncertainty to the game.
Reflecting the same sentiment, the American broadcaster NBC refused to send the team to announce to the country.
Organizers have announced that they will not allow spectators, including local Chinese, at the Olympic event, but all athletes, officers and journalists will remain in a closed loop, including competition venues and accommodation, for rigorous testing. You need to receive it.
World aerial champion Laura Peel, who will be competing in the second tournament, said he was ready for the last two years of fighting without fans.
“It’s definitely different from the Olympics of the past,” Peel said.
“But over the last few years, we’ve had quite a few tournaments, uncrowded and without the supporters we once had, so I think we’re as ready as we can.
“I am very grateful for the Olympic Games. It will still be special and it is great to participate.”
The flight with the Australian team will land in Beijing this week.