What is going to occur with the Olympics?
With COVID-19 extensively spreading because of the new Omicron variant, skilled sports activities leagues have been hit exhausting in current weeks as circumstances have risen. With the 2022 Winter Olympic video games set to kick off Feb. 4 and strict quarantine rules in place if an athlete have been to check constructive, it has raised questions on NHL gamers’ attainable participation.
Whereas gamers need to make the journey, there definitely are questions and Boston Bruins middle Patrice Bergeron just lately spoke about it.
Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy additionally spoke about the potential for gamers heading to the Olympics earlier than the staff’s Thursday night time tilt with the New York Islanders and mentioned what he has heard.
“I’m listening to the gamers have issues about quarantine points if they need to take a look at constructive over there. I might assume each athlete is on that boat whether or not you’re a skier, roller or hockey participant that quarantining in another country for an period of time with a international authorities controlling when you may go away can be one thing a participant or any athlete or help employees would have a reputable concern,” Cassidy mentioned through team-provided audio. “So I believe they’d need to get by means of the extra concrete solutions.
“I believe a playbook got here out the opposite day. I don’t know, I don’t have entry to that if it handled these points or not. I’m certain these are questions that folks may reply in any nation’s Olympic committee. However these can be legitimate issues. I hope they get squared away within the close to future. I believe all people needs to take part in the event that they go right into a wholesome setting.”
There nonetheless is loads of time earlier than anybody must journey, however hopefully the present COVID-19 pattern will reverse course by then.