Organizers 'fully confident' Winter Olympics will go on amid COVID variant surge

Nov 30, 2021

The emergence of the new omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus is presenting yet another challenge to the 2022 Winter Olympics in China, though the extent of the variant's effect remains unknown.

Meanwhile, Beijing officials projected confidence. “I’m fully confident that the Winter Olympics will be held as scheduled, smoothly and successfully," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijan said at a regular Tuesday briefing, per the Associated Press.

Source: Yahoo Sports