Chinese organizers have confirmed participants in next year’s Winter Olympics will be strictly isolated from the general population and could face expulsion for violating COVID-19 restrictions. Vice mayor and Beijing 2022 organizing committee official Zhang Jiandong told reporters Wednesday that those taking part in the games beginning Feb. 4 must remain in a “closed loop” for training, competing, transport, dining and accommodation. A strict Olympic bubble has long been on the books, but Beijing has now made it official in keeping with its zero tolerance approach to the pandemic.
The figure skater now has three fewer scores in her body of work that will count toward selection for the 2022 U.S. Olympic team.
The 39-year-old New Jersey native ended her national team career with the second-most international appearances of any player.
The 2022 Winter Olympics are just a few months away! Here are all of the answers to your frequently asked questions surrounding the Beijing Winter Games.