The corona measures during the Olympic Games in Beijing are broadly the same as those for the Games in Tokyo last summer.

This is evident from the so-called playbooks published on Monday by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

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It is striking that the IOC, in consultation with the Chinese government, has now written down a lot more clearly what winter sports enthusiasts who test positive for the corona virus during the Games can expect if they have to go to a quarantine hotel.

There was a lot to do in Tokyo.

The Dutch sports umbrella organization NOC*NSF complained about the lack of clarity about the rules in the quarantine hotel after some Dutch athletes and coaches had tested positive for the corona virus.

The athletes were locked in their rooms, were not given any fresh air and were not allowed to receive visitors.

After interference from the Dutch ambassador to Japan and the IOC, the rules in the quarantine hotel were relaxed slightly.

In Beijing, positively tested athletes are allowed to receive a visit from supervisors and mental assistance is also available.

They are fed three times a day and are not allowed to go outside.

The Chinese government determines how long a participant who tested positive for the Games must remain in quarantine.

Athletes must keep a minimum distance of 2 meters

China requires the participants of the Winter Games to be more or less vaccinated against COVID-19.

Anyone who comes to Beijing unvaccinated must be quarantined for three weeks on arrival.

The playbooks state that a quarantine period is not necessary if a participant is fully vaccinated at least two weeks before departure.

Athletes must keep a minimum distance of 2 meters from others in Beijing.

They may only take off their masks during training and competitions and when they are sleeping, eating, drinking or alone.

All participants in the Games must remain in a 'bubble' in Beijing.

This means that they can only visit Olympic locations and only use Olympic transport.

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