— Published 26 January 2022

Germany opens the counter

It’s done. With 10 days to go before the opening of the Beijing 2022 Games, the Chinese organisers announced on Monday 25 January that they had recorded their first positive case among the foreign delegations. It is a member of the German team, but he is not an athlete. The German Olympic Committee (DOSB) confirmed in a statement that an official from its delegation had tested positive for covid in Zhangjiakou, one of the three clusters of competition venues at the Beijing Games. The infected person was reportedly not showing any symptoms. She was placed in isolation in a quarantine hotel. According to the organising committee, 318 athletes, coaches and officials were tested on Sunday 24 January, with only one positive case. At the same time, 14 other positive cases were identified among people who entered the Beijing Games bubble, including 12 at Beijing International Airport. But these cases do not concern foreign delegations