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Team GB Athlete Jazmin Sawyers Reveals Strict Covid Rules At Tokyo Olympics

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Team GB Athlete Jazmin Sawyers Reveals Strict Covid Rules At Tokyo Olympics

GB Long Jumper Jazmin Sawyers, 27, has revealed the strict Covid protocols athletes must follow at the Olympics. Watch her TikTok video outlining the rules below:

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The long jumper mentions six protocols that must be adhered to at the Tokyo Olympics, with the opening ceremony starting tomorrow (23 July).

RULE 1 - Olympians must undergo a PCR test everyday and it has to be submitted before 10am.

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Jazmin said: "The PCR tests are different ones than what you might be used to - we're instructed to hold them in our mouths directly on our tongues for 30s."

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RULE 2 - A temperature has to be submitted onto the daily questionnaire on the official app 'to go to the Japanese government so they can keep track of what we're doing and where we are'.

RULE 3 - Contestants are to sanitise regularly and wear masks at all times, unless eating or training.

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The long jumper continued: "There is hand sanitizer absolutely everywhere and you have to wear masks at all times unless you're eating or training.

Jazmin said: "When you're eating you have to eat behind these plastic screens, and it is also not allowed to serve yourself food."

Sounds a bit like a prison camp or a trip to Shawshank at the moment. Although she did make clear 'this is all for safety,' which is understandable.

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RULE 4 - They are unable to leave the team hotel at all apart from 'one supervised walk,' which 'isn't very far'.

While the team are at the hotel they have access to a balcony, which they share with other members of the squad. They must keep their mask on at all times.

RULE 5 - All media duties must be on Zoom or in a room with 'one other person instead of a full film crew'.

RULE 6 - Finally, the team are restricted to 'a few floors of the hotel' and they 'can't interact with the public in any way'.

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The TikTok was posted yesterday (22 July) has received 940,000 views and 106k likes.

One user simply commented, 'it's prison,' while another said it looked 'so depressing'.

Born in Stoke-on-Trent, Sawyers came second on the long jump in the 2016 European Championships, and also won gold at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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Topics: olympics, Coronavirus

Anish Vij
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