A security guard stands near the closed loop "bubble" at the Main Press Center ahead of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China January 23, 2022. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Covid-19’s Effect on Winter Olympics

By John Coleman

BEJING (mocnews.com) Beijing’s Winter Olympics have felt the effect of COVID-19. Competitions leading up to the Olympics were cancelled, training sites shut down and curlers forced into isolation. One thing the curlers have missed out on is their social culture                                                                                                                                                 

Celebrations such as this from the 2018 Winter Olympics are not allowed
  at the 2022 Olympics.

                                                                                                                              

Curlers have missed out on so much while preparing for the Olympics. Brooacking is a time of celebrating after the fames have been taken from the athletes.

                                  A Face of the 2022 Winter Olympics Curling

The game venue and transportation have seen changes with the games. Games are taking place inside a venue away from the rest of the city. Athletes are being transported in their own “bubble”, robbing the curlers of their social culture.

Bejing, China was ravished by COVID-19 before the Olympics even begin. The numbers increased across the city during the construction of the venues. COVID-19 will leave the city with a steep price.

While athletes faced many hurdles, curling has become a favorite with the USA citizens, including the senior population.

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