Winter Olympics 2022 is being held in Beijing, China, from 4 February 2022 to 20 February 2022. Since the event started, China is facing criticism for the surge in Covid cases among the athletes and other personnel participating from across the world. The Covid positive participants, who are sent for isolation, have also been reporting serious issues with their quarantine condition. Russian athlete Valeria Vasnetsova recently took to her Instagram to share a post describing the condition. Valeria alleged that the food being served to the athletes at the Games is 'inedible' and 'impossible' to eat. Her Instagram account has gone private now.
However, several people took the screenshot of Valeria Vasnetsova's post and uploaded it on Twitter criticizing the organisers at Winter Olympics 2022. A Twitter user named Joe Pompliano shared the story (written in Russian language) and tweeted, "Russian athlete Valeria Vasnetsova posted this photo on Instagram. She says that the same meal has been served at the Winter Olympics in Beijing for "breakfast, lunch, and dinner for five days already."
Read the tweet here:
Russian athlete Valeria Vasnetsova posted this photo on Instagram.
She says that the same meal has been served at the Winter Olympics in Beijing for "breakfast, lunch, and dinner for five days already." pic.twitter.com/AspgWEqutb— Joe Pompliano (@JoePompliano) February 7, 2022
As per Valeria Vasnetsova's post, she has been served the same food for "breakfast, lunch and dinner" for five consecutive days. The meal includes - pasta, a few potatoes, charred meat on a bone and orange sauce.
"I've been getting this for breakfast, lunch and dinner for five days now. I've lost a lot of weight and my bones are sticking out. I can't eat anything else, I don't know anything about my corona tests," Vasnetsova's Insta-post read (in Russian).
"I only sleep all day because I don't even have the strength to get out of bed. I only eat three handfuls of pasta a day because it's just impossible to eat the rest of the food," she added. Reportedly, several other participants also complained about the "inedible food" served to them while on quarantine.
According to a report by USA Today, prompt actions were taken after Valeria Vasnetsova's post. Her meal was changed and the new platter included salmon, cucumbers, sausages and yogurt. Reportedly, she was also given a stationary bike for exercise.
About Somdatta SahaExplorer- this is what Somdatta likes to call herself. Be it in terms of food, people or places, all she craves for is to know the unknown. A simple aglio olio pasta or daal-chawal and a good movie can make her day.