Inedible food and no training equipment are making life miserable for Olympians in quarantine with COVID-19, one athlete claimed.
Russian biathlete Valeria Vasnetsova posted a photo of one of the unappetizing meals to Instagram, showing the plain pasta, charred meat, and no vegetables.
“My stomach hurts, I’m very pale and I have huge black circles around my eyes. I want all this to end. I cry every day. I’m very tired,” she wrote, claiming the same meal was served for “breakfast, lunch and dinner for five days already.”
“My bones are already sticking out,” she wrote, adding she ate all the fat on the day she posted instead of the meat “because I was very hungry.”
While getting the meal dropped outside her door, Vasnetsova inspected boxes left for her neighbors — which lead her to the conclusion that athletes were getting worse food than others.
Her team doctor, for example, got greens. “I honestly don’t understand, why is there this attitude to us, the athletes?!” she said.
Some athletes who test positive are forced into the hotels provided by Chinese authorities; others are allowed to quarantine in the Olympic Village.
The German delegation head, Dirk Schimmelpfennig, described quarantine conditions as “unreasonable” after Nordic combined competitor Eric Frenzel tested positive. The FAZ newspaper reported that Germany is seeking larger, cleaner rooms and more regular food drops so athletes that leave quarantine can compete.
With Post wires