IOC: no concern that Omicron spread in China could affect Olympics

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is not concerned about the rising number of Omicon variant coronavirus cases in China in the final countdown to the Beijing Winter Games. IOC Olympic Games operational director Pierre Ducrey told reporters from Beijing on Wednesday that the Chinese population and everyone at the Olympics are kept apart through the Games’ closed loop concept. “There is no concern from this perspective that this could influence the Games,” Ducrey said. The Beijing Games run February 4-20 and everyone within the Olympic area is at least double vaccinated or has gone throu…

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