An Olympic athlete at the 2022 Games in Beijing said the food she received during her quarantine period was so bad that she was in physical pain and crying every day.
Russian biathlete Valeria Vasnetsova made the claims on her Instagram page earlier this month… attaching a photo of unappealing food she says she received while in COVID-19 isolation at a local hotel .
The photo appears to show a plate of plain pasta, some meat, some potatoes and a sauce…none of which look incredibly appetizing.
In her comment on the photo…Vasnetsova dismissed the food as inedible and claimed the meal was what she had been getting for “breakfast, lunch and dinner for five days already.”
“I have a stomach ache,” Vasnetsova said. “I’m very pale and have huge dark circles around my eyes. I want this all to end. I cry every day. I’m very tired.”
Vasnetsova added that the lack of nutrition in the food caused her to lose weight… saying, “my bones are sticking out already.”
According to the Associated Press, things have improved for Vasnetsova following her complaints… the outlet reported that Russian biathlon team spokesman Sergei Averyanov said Vasnetsova was getting better meals this weekend , including salmon and cucumbers.
Vasnetsova is far from the only athlete to complain about quarantine conditions at the Games…there have been several others from countries around the world who have complained about living conditions.
The Games officially started on February 4 and are scheduled to run until February 20.
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