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Olympic Athletes in Terrible Conditions: ‘I’ve Been Living in Fear’

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The conditions at the Beijing Olympics are almost unbearable. Reports of strict measures, testing and isolation being done has caused some, such as Polish speed skater Natalia Maliszewska to turn to social media and expose their anxiety.

“I’ve been living in fear for over a week . These mood swings, the crying that makes me breathless.” She told Reuters in an interview that she cried “like crazy” in the back of an ambulance after a 3 a.m. knock on the door of her isolation hotel room because she did not know what was happening” reports NBC News.

Belgian skeleton racer Kim Meylemans posted a video crying over facing seven days of isolation away from the Olympic Village. The Finland men’s ice hockey team accused China of not respecting human rights for one of his players Marko Antila who was not getting good food’ and was under tremendous mental stress.

Over 150 athletes and team officials have tested positive since Jan 23, making the game more about strict isolation policy than athletic performance. NBC News reports of the conditions:

Competitors are living and competing inside an Olympic bubble, or “closed loop,” and have to take Covid tests daily. If they test positive, they are taken either to an isolation facility or a hospital, depending on the severity of their symptoms, until they are discharged either through negative tests or the sign-off of a panel of medical experts. 

U.S. figure skater and medal hopeful Vincent Zhou was among the latest athletes to test positive for Covid, and he was forced to withdraw from the individual event starting Tuesday. 

“I have been doing everything in my power to stay free of Covid,” he said in a tearful video posted on Instagram on Monday. “I’ve isolated myself so much that the loneliness I’ve felt in the last month or two has been crushing at times.”

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  1. Bob

    February 8, 2022 at 2:59 pm

    And what did you morons think was going to happen when you got to the 3rd world crap hole?

  2. Sad4theUS

    February 8, 2022 at 5:36 pm

    Finland accuses “China of not respecting human rights”. These countries knew China did not respect human rights yet they sent their athletes anyhow, so they have no one to blame but themselves! Also, they are the country that released the virus, so of course these athletes would be deliberately infected when they came into the country, it would give a distinct advantage to the Chinese athletes if all the rest are quarantined, isolated, terrorised, or poorly fed.

  3. joie

    February 8, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    That any Western nation would allow their young athletes to even go into China at this time is madness.

  4. PD Cottrell

    February 9, 2022 at 1:45 am

    The athletes should have never gone to Communist China but now should ALL LEAVE.

  5. Patricia Nezi

    February 9, 2022 at 10:22 am

    Why the hell did we send our athletes to Communist China who have no respect for human life, hate America, and are now supposedly using Covid to perhaps keep Americans from competing so the Chinese have an advantage? Cheating anyone?

  6. mic jor

    February 9, 2022 at 10:44 am

    This is absolutely horrible. If they do this to the Olympians there is no doubt left in my mind that the Chinese infected the world with the virus on purpose. They are not human anymore. Nuke the Forbidden City to retaliate and get these monsters off the Earth.

  7. Nate

    February 9, 2022 at 11:04 am

    i really dont understand what you expected from china .

  8. Keith L Christy

    February 9, 2022 at 11:37 am

    pack your bags & get out if you can!!

  9. Publius Hamilton

    February 9, 2022 at 12:14 pm

    The scumbag ChiComs are not beneath manipulating tests to disqualify foreign athletes to give Chinese athletes an advantage. They’re freaking communists! Why do they have these games??

  10. Christy Leach

    February 9, 2022 at 12:48 pm

    A year ago, the IOC should have postponed the 2022 Olympics until 2023. They could have then moved the venue to a site where infrastructure is already in place such as Park City, Torino, Vancouver ….anywhere but China or Russia. It’s unfair to these athletes who have trained for years to have put them in this unfortunate position. The fact China was allowed to host the games at all is shameful.

  11. Santos Garcia Jr

    February 9, 2022 at 2:22 pm

    The CCP Plandemic bioweapon is a NWO Globalist Luciferian depopulation agenda! EVIDENCE? Read ‘Letter to America’ here: zionsgate.wordpress.com

  12. Jane Schipper

    February 9, 2022 at 4:33 pm

    Why in the world weren’t these games boycotted. I do not feel sorry for any of these athletes. They made their beds. Now it is time to take a nap.

  13. Tony bruno

    February 10, 2022 at 12:11 pm

    Someone tell spineless coward pretty boy treudou that he works for Canadians we don’t workforce him!!!!!! What a cowArd

  14. David Macedo

    February 10, 2022 at 2:09 pm

    IT’S TIME FOR EVERYONE TO JUST PACK THE BAGS AND GO HOME, THAT IS THE WORST THING WE CAN DO TO THIS TYRANT!!!!!!!

  15. Firewagon

    February 13, 2022 at 3:20 pm

    I would not be shedding the first tear! I would be attempting to leave that “yellow terror” country by the first available flight! Nobody I know, with the possible exception of those required to report the results of these “Games,” is watching this “propaganda” mess!

  16. Jodi Porter

    February 15, 2022 at 10:13 am

    I, in some respect do not have any sympathy for these athletes, coaches, reporters, etc. They are in China. The only thing I hope this does is wake people up to the dangers of communism, marxism, socialism, etc.

    I do pray for their safety. I pray that their eyes and ears will be open to the truth. And that is the truth that only God’s freedom brings.

  17. Stephane

    February 15, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    you allow TYRANNY to suppress and genocide!
    You do NOTHING to punish the TYRANTS!
    You deserve what you get!
    You knew what you were getting into before you got there!
    You experienced many things china did to the world!
    YOU DESERVE WHAT YOU GET!
    You did not have to get there!
    You wanted to get your medals?
    YOU DESERVE WHAT YOU GET!

  18. Profx

    February 16, 2022 at 10:17 am

    So confusing. China is our friend according to Joe and Hunter. Apparently Russia is our friend too since we gave them the oil supply business. Don’t let Joe’s pretend “tough” foreign gesturing fool you. We have already seen that in Afghanistan. Failure after Failure by Joe and the “Best” people that he surrounds himself with.

  19. Ira Madsen

    February 16, 2022 at 5:37 pm

    I thought available testing (PCR) was bogus! Many, many false positives. COVID, influenza and even a head-cold will give the same result. These tests can say whatever the “doctor” desires!

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Shanghai: China’s Potemkin Village

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Following a recent outbreak of COVID-19, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has imposed a month-long draconian lockdown on the residents of Shanghai. The CCP has used the outbreak to persecute its own citizens, including through forced evictions and quarantines, and placing alarms on doors to prevent COVID-19 people from leaving their homes. The harsh measures have resulted in food and healthcare shortages and separation of families.

But of course, we wouldn’t know that by reading the CCP-run press readily available in the United States. Instead of presenting the facts, the CCP engages in a comprehensive propaganda campaign that props up Shanghai as a Chinese Potemkin village. The CCP media asserts that China’s actions in Shanghai are benevolent and wise, while Western criticism is a product of malice. Chinese state-run media also insists that the Shanghai lockdown promotes economic stability in China and the world.

Claim 1: China Has the Best Policy for Combating COVID-19

The CCP media portray the Shanghai lockdown as the best and ideal policy. As cited by a XinhuaNet editorial, “China’s dynamic zero-COVID approach” is “the best option to save lives,” according to a “Rwandan researcher and publisher,” “…a miracle for us to learn,” according to a Kenyan scholar, and “a very ideal response,” according to Ethiopia’s National COVID-19 Response Task Force Coordinator. According to CCP media, Chinese citizens have greeted the Shanghai lockdown warmly, even with “[a] mixed sense of intensity, unity and hopefulness,” according to China Daily.

Claim 2: The West Hypocritically Defames China

The CCP press also accuses the West of lying about the Shanghai lockdown, and using COVID policies for nefarious ends. According to XinhuaNet, “Shanghai…has never imposed what Western media described as a ‘lockdown.’” Other CCP editorials actually accuse the West of malice. One Global Times editorial claims that the lockdown “has been deliberately exaggerated by the West.” Another Global Times editorial asserts that the Western approach of “coexisting with the virus” amounts to a way “…to drive out a large number of the vulnerable people with low immunity,” and a form of “cruel social Darwinism.”

Claim 3: China’s COVID Policies Result in an Economic Windfall to China and the World

The CCP also portrays the lockdown as necessary to achieve great economic growth in China and beyond. One Global Times editorial, while conceding that the lockdown amounted to a “sealing-off,” it is “a temporary measure to better resume work and production and to make the economy and society function more effectively. Its effectiveness has been proven.” According to another Global Times editorial, China’s policy is “widely considered to be the best strategy…to both contain the epidemic and ensure stable economic development.”

In an Orwellian fashion, Chinese press claims that China is solving, not causing, the world’s economic problems. According to XinhuaNet, “China has played a decisive role in stabilizing the global economy and resuming the supply chain disrupted by COVID-19.” Citing a Bloomberg article, the same XinhuaNet editorial claims that China “has prevented a huge number of deaths at home and ensured that everything from iPhones and Teslas to fertilizer and car parts continues to flow to the rest of the world.” Chinese citizens, of course, are collateral damage: Ji Qiwei, vice-general manager of SAIC Motor Passenger Vehicle, stated that “The domestic market may be impacted a little by the COVID-19 outbreak this year, but our export market will continue to see strong growth,” according to China Daily.

While the world continues to suffer economic and human damage as a result of COVID-19, China continues to revise history regarding its role. Through its propaganda in its English publications of Xinhua, China Daily, and Global Times, China seeks to portray itself as a benevolent force in the fight against the virus.

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