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 onerous in latest 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’ doable participation.
Whereas gamers wish to make the journey, there actually are questions and Boston Bruins middle Patrice Bergeron just lately spoke about it.
Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy additionally spoke about the opportunity of gamers heading to the Olympics earlier than the crew’s Thursday evening tilt with the New York Islanders and mentioned what he has heard.
“I’m listening to the gamers have considerations 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 abroad for an period of time with a international authorities controlling when you possibly can depart could be one thing a participant or any athlete or help workers would have a respectable concern,” Cassidy stated through team-provided audio. “So I feel they’d wish to get by the extra concrete solutions.
“I feel 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 positive these are questions that individuals might reply in any nation’s Olympic committee. However these could be legitimate considerations. I hope they get squared away within the close to future. I feel all people needs to take part in the event that they go right into a wholesome surroundings.”
There nonetheless is loads of time earlier than anybody must journey, however hopefully the present COVID-19 development will reverse course by then.