It’s apparently not all fun and games at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
Complaints from athletes and officials are pouring in about the alleged poor living conditions, dining options, isolating rooms, and debilitating weather conditions, according to social media posts.
German Alpine skiing coach Christian Schwaiger criticized the catering in Beijing and raised concern about limited food options to fuel the high-performing pro athletes.
“The catering is extremely questionable because really it’s not catering at all. “There are no hot meals,” Schwaiger said, via the Sun.
“There are crisps, some nuts and chocolate, and nothing else. This shows a lack of focus on high-performance sport.”
Team USA reportedly came prepared and brought extra food to the Winter Games, including bags of pasta.
There have also been concerns about how COVID-19 is being handled in the Olympic Village.
Valeria Vasnetsova, a Russian biathlon competitor, took to Instagram to discuss her experiences under Beijing’s strict quarantine conditions.
“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 wrote in a since-deleted Instagram post.