What is going to occur with the Olympics?
With COVID-19 broadly spreading as a result of new Omicron variant, skilled sports activities leagues have been hit onerous in latest weeks as instances have risen. With the 2022 Winter Olympic video games set to kick off Feb. 4 and strict quarantine rules in place if an athlete had been to check optimistic, it has raised questions on NHL gamers’ doable participation.
Whereas gamers wish to make the journey, there definitely are questions and Boston Bruins middle Patrice Bergeron not too long ago spoke about it.
Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy additionally spoke about the potential of gamers heading to the Olympics earlier than the staff’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 optimistic over there. I’d 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 overseas authorities controlling when you’ll be able to go away can be one thing a participant or any athlete or help workers would have a legit concern,” Cassidy mentioned by way of 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 certain these are questions that folks may reply in any nation’s Olympic committee. However these can be legitimate considerations. I hope they get squared away within the close to future. I feel all people desires 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.