Up to date: Feb 21, 2022 22:18 IST
Taipei [Taiwan], February 21 (ANI): German Olympic luger Natalie Geisenberger stated she’s going to by no means return to China after safely reaching again to her dwelling nation.
In her first interview since leaving Beijing, Suddeutsche Zeitung cited her as saying on Friday that she’s going to by no means return to Beijing.
“It is simply not a vacation vacation spot for me, and I would not go to China for a World Cup both,” stated Geisenberger. She then added: “It has nothing to do with the pandemic. I wasn’t there as a result of I actually needed to go to China however as a result of the IOC (Worldwide Olympic Committee) determined that the Olympic Video games would happen in Beijing,” reported Taiwan Information.
Earlier, Geisenberger thought of skipping Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 as a result of therapy of athletes, substandard meals.
In December, Geisenberger spoke overtly of probably skipping the Beijing Video games due to her dissatisfaction with the best way athletes had been handled throughout coaching in Beijing earlier within the season.
Amongst her complaints have been being stored beneath lockdown for being on the identical flight as somebody who examined optimistic for COVID, regardless of testing unfavourable every day, and the substandard high quality of the meals dropped off outdoors her door, reported Taiwan Information.
Nonetheless, she determined to take part within the Video games in Beijing, and on February 8, she took gold within the ladies’s singles competitors.
When requested at a information convention the subsequent day if she was stunned the difficulty of China’s human rights report has not been raised on the Winter Olympics, she indicated that she would reserve her feedback for later, reported Taiwan Information.
“It’s important to watch out if you say what and the place you say it. Upon my return (to Germany) there could also be a number of extra issues to be stated, however right here on website I’m not going to say one thing,” she stated.
Geisenberger took gold once more within the luge crew relay on February 10, marking her sixth Olympic gold medal. (ANI)